The 2012 Holiday Challenge is quickly approaching! This year, row or ski your way through the holidays and maintain your fitness while raising money for good causes. The challenge begins on Thursday, November 22, and ends at midnight, Monday, December 24, 2012.
For the past few years we have given you the option to row or ski your challenge meters in the name of a charitable cause. From protecting the environment, to fighting hunger and championing for clean water for all, you have impressed us with your dedication to staying active during the holidays while supporting some worthwhile global efforts.
This year we decided to offer a choice of charities that support a spectrum of options. And we could not leave out a charity choice that is working directly to support the victims of Hurricane Sandy. For every person who rows or skis at least 100k during the challenge, Concept2 will donate $.02 for every kilometer (1000 meters) you accumulate to your choice of the following organizations:
- Supporting relief efforts in response to Hurricane Sandy: AmeriCares
- Natural Resource Defense Council
- Doctors Without Borders
- Vermont Land Trust
Once you get beyond 100k, we’ll donate $.04 per kilometer. Our goal through this group effort is to reach a total $30,000 to support these causes. The usual prizes of pin and certificate will still be awarded as well. Note: For kids and adaptive athletes, the $.04 rate will take effect at 50k.
How to Participate
It’s easy! All you have to do is row or ski and enter your meters in your Concept2 Online Logbook. The Holiday Challenge is not about speed but all about motivation and perseverance. When you reach either 100,000 meters or 200,000 meters, you will automatically receive instructions for claiming your prizes and certificates of completion. Don’t have an online logbook yet? That’s easy, too. Visit concept2.com/logbook for instructions.