- January 1, 2014
Post submitted by Tommy Lodge, former Senior Manager of HRC Membership Outreach
With 2013 in the rearview mirror (and what a year it was – check out 2013 LGBT Accomplishments here), why not resolve to further advance equality, your own health, and potentially cross an item off your “bucket list”? HRC’s Athletes for Equality rise to challenge every day by pushing themselves physically to support our shared mission.
For you runners and walkers out there, HRC’s Athletes for Equality is now recruiting participants in two March 2014 races – the ASICS L.A. Marathon (or Half-Marathon Charity Relay) and the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half-Marathon &5k in Atlanta. Our team to date is 40+ strong, hails from well over 10 states, and represents every experience level. For 50% of our athletes, this is the first endurance event they’ve ever completed! In Los Angeles on March 9, 24,000+ take in the sites of Southern California from the starting line at Dodger Stadium to the finish line at Ocean Blvd in Santa Monica. On the other coast a few weeks later on March 23, participants take in Piedmont Park, Georgia State University, and the house where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born.
For Team HRC, this is a lot more than just a race. Each of our runners also raises money on behalf of HRC and our fight for LGBT equality. With each mile run and hour trained, you'll be helping to make our nation's schools, hospitals, and workplaces safer and more equal. In exchange for fundraising, each athlete receives training support, a personalized fundraising page, team camaraderie, some HRC technical gear, and everything more you’ll need to get yourself over the finish line come March.
Not able to make it to Los Angeles or Atlanta? You can always undertake any athletic endeavor, set your own goal, create your own personal fundraising page, and receive support from HRC staff by picking an event of your choosing.