SoleRUNNERS has partnered with Nike to host 150 runners on April 21st at 7 p.m. to run a free 5K fun run (non-timed) in support of the Challenged Athletes FoundationÂ® (CAF) through the #STRONGEREVERYRUN campaign. Anyone with the Nike+ Running App can pledge the miles they run to serve the athletes affected by the tragic events that unfolded during last yearâ€™s Boston Marathon.
The goal of the campaign is to provide opportunities and support to survivors of the Boston tragedy and to other athletes with physical challenges in the Boston community to enable them to pursue active lifestyles. Nike and CAF have a long history of partnering to help individuals with physical challenges get involved â€“ and stay involved â€“ in sports.
The first 150 runners to register and come out to run will be given an exclusive Nike Special Edition Singlet. These singlets will only be available on April 21st at SoleRUNNERS.Â For every mile logged through the Nike+ Running app on Monday, April 21st Nike will contribute an additional $1 per mile.Â All runs need to be tagged in the notes with #STRONGEREVERYRUN in the Nike+ Running app to count toward the campaign.
Under the combined efforts of this initiative, Nike will donate up to a total of $150,000 to CAF. Nikeâ€™s donation to CAF will go directly to providing opportunities and support to survivors of the Boston tragedy and other athletes with physical challenges in the Boston community to enable them to pursue active lifestyles.