Let’s #GoalForward together!

I play in a sandbox filled with mixtures of running, goals, community, philanthropy and paying it forward and I absolutely love it. My love for these things led to some amazing events and people that will enrich my life forever. And here’s the next chapter.

Recently, I came across the 1 year 1% campaign, where they are challenging Canadians to commit 1% of their income to charity. Crazy fact: last year, the average Canadian gave 0.66% of their income to charity. We can do better. I can do better. So here’s the rundown:

Not only am I pledging 1%,
I’m going to pledge more than 1% and commit $1000 to charitable giving.
(Trust me, I don’t make $100k a year.)


Because I LOVE goals, charity, paying it forward and running,
I’m going to reward YOU for reaching your goals
by paying you with charitable dollars.

Here’s how it works:

  • smart goal setting conceptI’m going to reward a max of 10 people.
  • You need to apply to be one of the 10 people.
  • You must have running goals.
  • Your goals MUST be SMART goals. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound).

To conquer a new distance is fantastic and should definitely be celebrated, but I want to go one step further and put a time with it. For example, if you’re a 1:50 half marathoner, then your SMART goal could be to finish your first marathon in 3:50. If you’re not sure what that time might be based on your past race times, I am more than happy to work on that with you.

  • Your goal must be in 2013.
  • Your goal must be event-related.
  • I will be hand selecting the 10 people.
  • If you reach your goal, I will send you $100 charitable dollars through Chimp.
  • If you partially reach your goal, I will send you charitable dollars to reward you for amazing effort, but not the full $100.
  • From then on, you can pay your reward forward by donating it to a charity of your choice, send the charitable dollars to someone else to have them pay it forward, or hang on to it for a rainy day when you’re inspired or motivated by a charity.

Want to keep track of the people and where the charitable dollars are going?  Or, think this is as RAD as I do and want to add more money to the pot?  Check it out here.


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