BellRunners

The BellRunner program is designed to motivate and support runners or walkers who agree to raise $100/mile for The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs. BellRunners receive experienced coaching through organized runs as well as training advice, nutritional information, injury prevention and fundraising tips. The program pairs a Mercedes Marathon participant with a Bell Center child, and the runner or walker will train and raise funds in the name of that child. It is an amazing, life-changing experience to dedicate hours of training and focus for a child at risk for developmental delay and then share the race day adventure by wearing a photo of The Bell Center child. While our goal is to maximize the potential of developmentally delayed children, we typically find that our runners experience so much more.

Participants may run or walk the 5K, 13.1 mile Half Marathon, run the 26.2 mile Marathon or create a five-person relay team, all being at least 11 years of age on race day. The relay is held on the same course as the individual marathon and run at the same time. The distances for each leg are approximately 10k (6.2 miles), 5k (3.1 miles), 10k, 5k, and 12k (7.6 miles).

As a BellRunner, let your Bell Center child be your inspiration and motivation to do great things for others.  The Bell Center staff is here to assist you in your BellRunner experience. For specific questions or advice, please contact Kelly Peoples at 879-3417 or kpeoples@thebellcenter.org

Fundraising Goals:

Raise $100/mile

5K: $310
Half: $1,310
Full: $2,620
Relay team :$2,620

At each percentage you reach toward your fundraising goal, you will receive:

25% – entry into race, access to trainers and coaches, BellRunner technical shirt, discount at the Trak Shak

50% – entry into race, access to trainers and coaches, BellRunner technical shirt, discount at the Trak Shak, VIP area at the post race party

75% – entry into race, access to trainers and coaches, BellRunner technical shirt, discount at the Trak Shak, VIP area at the post race party, heated Hospitality Tent with potties

100% – entry into race, access to trainers and coaches, BellRunner technical shirt, discount at the Trak Shak, VIP area at the post race party, heated Hospitality Tent with potties, BellRunner finisher medal

Upcoming BellRunner Socials:

Thursday, November 16, 2017 5pm – 7pm at The Trak Shak

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5pm – 7pm at The Bell Center

To read how your efforts as a BellRunner will make a difference to a child attending The Bell Center, click here!

 

Event Registration

Event Date: February 9, 2018 - February 11, 2018
Location: Birmingham, AL
Cost:$75 - Marathon, Half-Marathon, and each individual relay runner
$50 - 5k
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