Credit Union SACTOWN
Ten Mile Run
THE EVENTOfficial Race Site
The same group that produces the California International Marathon‚ an event that saw 32 athletes qualify for the US Olympic trials in 2011‚ has designed this flat‚ fast course through the “best of Sacramento” to start and finish at the California State Capitol. The credit union sponsored version of the race on April 7‚ 2012‚ will also play host to the USA Track and Field 2013 Pacific Association Championship‚ making a sure bet to quickly join the ranks of one of the elite races on the West Coast and another major fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals‚ that treat over 17 million children annually across the U.S. The donations are counted as part of the over $110 million raised since 1996 through Credit Unions for Kids, which is the 3rd largest fundraising entity for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals‚ only after Wal-Mart and Costco.
Since 2002‚ credit unions and business partners donated over $6 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide. Because of the generous contributions by our lead partner‚ PSCU Financial Services and other business providers‚ every dollar generated by credit unions was returned to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital serving their LOCAL communities.
“I have had the privilege of running in the CU Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and have been so impressed by the impact credit unions have had‚ both in terms of fund raising for CUs for Kids as well as raising awareness of credit unions in our Nation’s Capital. It occurred to me and others that California could do the same thing.” — John Pamer‚ CEO of Diablo Valley Federal Credit Union and Chairman of the CU SacTown Ten-Mile Run
“I agree‚” says CCUL/NCUL President‚ Diana Dykstra. “I have a vision of 50 races being run on the same day across the country raising funds for Credit Unions for Kids while at the same time highlighting the great work credit unions do for their local communities.”
BUILDING AWARENESS— National and Local Exposure
The Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run‚ held in Sacramento‚ California will coincide with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run and Festival‚ representing an important opportunity to gain awareness for our industry on both Capitol Hill in Washington‚ DC and at the California State Capitol‚ in Sacramento. The event starts and ends in front of the State Capitol giving it high visibility. Furthermore‚ over 161 Members of Congress support the run as Honorary Race Chairs‚ including 16 California Representatives.
“The fundraising is only one part of the picture. Just as important is being in Washington‚ D.C. With the over 166 Members of Congress who are Honorary Race Chairs and hundreds of Hill staffers participating in the race‚ the phrase ‘credit union’ was prominent everywhere.” Diana Dykstra‚ President/CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.
JOIN THE SPIRIT— Credit Union Runners and Volunteers
Building on our credit union team spirit‚ the inaugural credit union run is sure to draw hundreds of runners from the West Coast and more than 300 volunteers will participate in this spectacular running event.
For more information on running and running teams‚ click here.
For more information on volunteering‚ click here.
Join us today in supporting visibility for the credit union industry at the steps of the California State Capitol in an event that simultaneously benefits children’s hospitals in our local communities. To become a credit union or business partner sponsor‚ click here.