Shine for Life is designed for individuals, families, and groups to support AbbaCare and have a great time! Walk/run with a team or on your own. To get pledges, use our simple online tool or request a paper pledge form. Can't make it May 31? Choose your own date to walk/run and raise pledges just the same!
At this time, our SHINE for LIFE Walk & Fun Run on May 31 is still on as scheduled. You can also still register and raise donations, as even if we have to disband the in-person event, we will still hold a “virtual” run/walk fundraiser. We will update you as needed with any additional information as the situation develops.
Whether you plan to collect pledges online or using a paper form, you'll need to register HERE or by calling 540.665.9660 You'll register as an individual, a family, or as a team captain, and you'll let us know if you plan to do the 4K Fun Run Course or the 3/4 mile Walk Trail.
Collecting pledges from family, friends, co-workers, etc. has never been easier! Just use your own customizable FundEasy page (you'll see this after you register), or a good-old-fashioned paper pledge form. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $30,000 to help women and families in Winchester, Martinsburg, and beyond!
Come and join us on Sunday, May 31 at 2 pm (or if you can't make it, choose your own date and location to run/walk). If you have a paper pledge form, bring that along with all your collected pledges. If you're using FundEasy, bring any "offline" donations (cash, checks) that you have collected.
Register as an INDIVIDUAL, as a FAMILY, or as a TEAM CAPTAIN. Registration is FREE but the event is a fundraiser, so you are encouraged to donate to AbbaCare and find others to sponsor you as you participate. Families generally raise pledges together, whereas team members each raise pledges individually, but then those funds are pooled together to be eligible for great team prizes!
When registering, you will need to let us know whether you plan to do the 3/4 mile Walk Trail or the 4K Fun Run Course. Here's the difference:
The Walk Trail is about 3/4 of a mile in length and includes a beautiful stroll around the Open Door Baptist Church Property. Some areas are paved, but others are on gravel. If you have small children in strollers, you may prefer to walk on the paved areas only - it's totally up to you!
The Fun Run Course is 4 kilometers and also consists of both paved and gravel areas. This is not a certified run and will not be "chipped." We hope to have an official "race clock" visible at the finish line so that you can see your own time.
TEAMS AND FAMILIES do NOT have to walk/run together -- some folks can walk and some can run, and you can still register as a team or family.
Other activities for the event tentatively include: Kids' Races for kids 12 and under, inflatables, face painting, and other games and prizes.
And again, if you can't join us on May 31 but still want to SHINE for LIFE, plan your own run/walk and raise funds as a virtual participant! And if we have to disband the in-person event due to COVID-19, we'll ALL become virtual participants, with some fun surprises in store!
Still have more questions? Check out our FAQ page or call 540.665.9660!