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2017 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 06:00

International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) is proud to be an official charity of the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half

How to Sign Up

1) Register for the marathon here

2) Create your fundraising page by going here and clicking "Fundraise for this Campaign." Email Melissa at mleigh@ibpf.org if you need help with this. Use the templates below to help you fundraise. When your fundraising page reaches $100, we will send you your Stigma Busters running shirt. 

3) To join our training team, email Coach Ken at kwolsey1@yahoo.com

Other Ways to Participate

Fundraise Without Running

If you don't want to run, you can still fundraise for us. Create your fundraising page here and use the templates below to help you get started. You can also use this option if you want to fundraise for a different event you are participating in. 

Corporate Sponsorships

Your logo will be displayed on our running team shirts and will be used when advertising our event which will reach over 25,000 people. Also, your logo will be exposed to 10,000 runners participating in the race and thousands of sideline supporters. View our Sponsorship Levels and Sponsor Reply Form for more information. 

Volunteer

Sign up here to volunteer with us at the marathon. Your main task will be cheering on the runners. We will have sign-making materials and other supplies to help bring out your inner cheerleader. 

Fundraising Templates

Social Media Sample Posts

Runners

I’m running [26.2 or 13.1] miles as a Stigma Buster for International Bipolar Foundation! Go here to sponsor my run and contribute to the important cause of bipolar disorder education and awareness: [link to your fundraising page]

I’m running the Carlsbad Marathon with International Bipolar Foundation’s Stigma Busters. Click here to check out my fundraising page and support IBPF: [link to your fundraising page]

I’m [$X] away from my [$X] goal for the Carlsbad Marathon! I’m running with IBPF Stigma Busters to raise awareness about bipolar disorder. Help me reach my goal and support this important cause here: [link to your fundraising page]

General 

IBPF Stigma Busters are running the Carlsbad Marathon to raise awareness about bipolar disorder, support them here: https://www.crowdrise.com/donate/project/international-bipolar-foundation/internationalbipolar/0

I’m passionate about raising awareness for bipolar disorder. Join me in this cause by supporting IBPF Stigma Busters runners at the Carlsbad Marathon. View their team page and make a contribution here: https://www.crowdrise.com/donate/project/international-bipolar-foundation/internationalbipolar/0

Email Templates

Runners

I hope you’re having a great day. I’d like to take a quick minute to tell you about my fundraiser for the Carlsbad Marathon to benefit International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF).

I will be running [26.2 or 13.1] miles in the [full or half] marathon with IBPF Stigma Busters team to raise awareness about bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a cause that’s very important to me. [Write a few sentences about your personal connection to bipolar disorder.]

I’m raising money for International Bipolar Foundation. Learning more about bipolar disorder is a key component in understanding and managing it. IBPF helps people do this by providing free educational resources for individuals living with bipolar disorder and their caregivers. IBPF also runs several public education campaigns to fight the stigma associated with bipolar disorder and other mental illness.

Perhaps more importantly, IBPF helps people with bipolar disorder realize that they are not alone. Bipolar can be an isolating illness, and it can feel as though no one understands what you are going through. Through events, blogs, webinars, social media, and more, IBPF provides avenues for people to read, listen, and connect with others who truly understand.

Help them continue this work by supporting me in this race. Every dollar truly counts, and no amount is too small.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this email and considering a contribution to this immensely impactful cause. Donate today at [link to your fundraising page]. 

General

I hope you’re having a great day. I’d like to take a quick minute to tell you about International Bipolar Foundation’s Stigma Busters fundraiser.

IBPF Stigma Busters are running in the Carlsbad Marathon this January to raise awareness about bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a cause that’s very important to me. [Write a few sentences about your personal connection to bipolar disorder.]

As a Stigma Buster, I’m raising money for International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF). Learning more about bipolar disorder is a key component in understanding and managing it. IBPF helps people do this by providing free educational resources for individuals living with bipolar disorder and their caregivers. IBPF also runs several public education campaigns to fight the stigma associated with bipolar disorder and other mental illness. 

Perhaps more importantly, IBPF helps people with bipolar disorder realize that they are not alone. Bipolar can be an isolating illness, and it can feel as though no one understands what you are going through. Through events, blogs, webinars, social media, and more, IBPF provides avenues for people to read, listen, and connect with others who truly understand.

Help them continue this work by donating to this fundraiser. Every dollar truly counts, and no amount is too small.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this email and considering a contribution to this immensely impactful cause. Donate today at https://www.crowdrise.com/donate/project/international-bipolar-foundation/internationalbipolar/0

Check our Crowdrise's Runner Toolkit for more helpful tips on setting up your fundraising page, how to fundraise, and sample email and social media posts.