On May 5, 2015, we invite you to participate with thousands of individuals, everywhere, in 5FIVE15, which is a national run campaign benefiting Amputee Blade Runners (ABR). The campaign is designed to get people, run groups, classes, and teams involved in raising awareness for amputee athletes. Through the 5FIVE15, participants will join the ABR team in raising money for our next athletes. You can choose to run by yourself, with a group, a team, a co-worker, or just with a few friends. Since ABR is a team, we encourage you to make this a group or social event. We want people to be active and support a great cause in the process!
Run 5 – You can run for 5 minutes, a 5K, or 5 miles. (Something that contains a 5 in it!) You can run by yourself, with a group, or run an organized race. We just want to see people be active and take part in this campaign.
Give FIVE – Donate $5 online to our campaign so we can help amputees realize their dreams of running once again, or for some, the very first time.
For 15 – The goal is to raise $15,000, which is enough money to support 5 amputees with free running/sports legs
How will the Money be used?
Every penny raised through the 5FIVE15 Campaign will go towards helping amputees either become active again, or for the first time. The money will be used to purchase running legs, provide custom sockets, and liners for amputees that are seeking this active lifstyle, but may not be able to afford the cash prices that can reach $10,000 plus dollars for each leg. Our team, consisting of Prosthetist, Doctor, and Fabricator, all donate their time for free to help these individuals reach their goals!
About Amputeee Blade Runners:
Amputee Blade Runners is a 501 C3 organizatoin that helps provide FREE running prosthetics for amputees.Running prosthetics are NOT covered by insurances and considered “not medically necessary” so our organization helps amputee keep an active lifestyle. Our goal is to provide a running prosthesis to one athlete in all 50 states by 2016. We currently have athletes in 26 states who serve as ambassadors to other amputee athletes. Please view our map and if you, or someone you know, is an amputee athlete and live in a state in need of an ABR Ambassador please email us for more information or submit an application.
Where do I run?
You can run by yourself, with some, with a running group, a team, or some of your co-workers. The best part of this campaign is that we want people to run where you are...in your city! We are working with partners across the US & will start posting locations that are 'Hosting' social runs on Tuesday, May 5.
Scheduled Social Run Locations:
Wednesday, May 6
Runner Market Bearden
5 Mile Run @ 5:30PM
Sunday, May 3 @ 2PM
Sweetwater Rec Complex
Tuesday, May 5
Fleet Feet Sports Savannah
Run @ 6PM
Fleet Feet Sports
Sunday, May 3 @ 4PM
5 Mile or 15 Minutes
Nashville Running Company West
Thursday, May 7 @ 6PM
Fleet Feet Sports Green Hills
Monday, May 11 @ 6PM
3-5 Mile Run
DC Capital Striders
Tuesday, May 5
Tuesday, May 5
Reid Park @ 6PM
Bowling Green, KY
Nat's Outdoor Sports
Tuesday, May 5 @ 5PM
5K loop & 5 mile run
Evansville Greenway - RIverfront
Tuesday, May 5 @ 5:55PM
Chicks With Kicks
Tuesday, May 5
31st Street Harbor
How do I sign up?
At the top of the page, please click on the button 'Join The Campaign.' You can join the campaign there and donate the $5 that will go towardds helping amputees realize their dreams of running!
You can also send in a check to:
Amputee Blade Runners
356 24th Avenue North, Suite 300 Nashville, TN 37203
WIll these runs be 'Sanctioned' or 'Official?'
We are not hositng any Santioned or Official runs on Tuesday, May 5, just Social Runs! We just want people to get moving and support a great cause in the process!
How can I sign up to host a run on Tuesday, May 5?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we will be looking for numerous locations and partners to host runs for the 5FIVE15 Campaign.
When will the 'Run Your City' Tshirts be mailed out?
Tshirts will be printed on April 1 and we will start mailing them out after that date, ensuring participants will have them to wear for the 5FIVE15 Campaign on Tuesday, May 5.
I have a question, concern, or just an idea to share with the Amputee Blade Runner team?
We welcome everyone to email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you with an answer soon.
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