The results are in: Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause third annual 8K and 1-Mile Fun Run, which took place on October 16, 2011, raised $125,000 for DC area non-profits this year. In addition to a 54% increase over 2010 race proceeds, the race drew 3,030 registrants, a boost of more than 1,000 registrants from last year.
The Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause benefited 10 DC-area nonprofit organizations and racers “voted” for their preferred charity among the ten when registering. The participating charities along with Acumen Solutions are equally responsible for promoting the race and getting a minimum number of registrants to select their charity in order to qualify for any race proceeds. This approach encourages a healthy “competition” among the non-profits to promote the race to the widest audience of runners.
This year, all participating non-profits met the minimum number of runners and they will all receive some award. BUILD Metro DC came out on top with the most runners and Greenbrier Learning Center was a close second.
The 2011 Beneficiaries are:
- Boys & Girls Clubs – Alexandria – Olympic Branch
- BUILD Metro DC
- Education Pioneers
- E.L.Haynes Public Charter School
- For Love of Children
- Greenbrier Learning Center
- Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
- Medical Care for Children Partnership
- National Fatherhood Initiative
- The Women’s Center
One hundred percent of the net race proceeds are allocated to the qualifying non-profits and Acumen Solutions donates 100% of their employees’ time in order to promote and execute this annual event.
To learn more about the Race for Cause, click here.