What will R4T be doing?
R4T is a continuous run around the world by a 10-person team comprised of marathon runners. This team will be integrated with runners and local personalities daily from local areas that the team runs through. The continuous run will raise awareness and mobilise activities by individuals and organizations as it passes through the different locations.
Runners in the team will run the equivalent of a marathon distance – 26.2 miles (42.2 kms) – each day. Local runners, celebrities, and others will contribute by running the distancewith these marathoners as far as they can and, by doing so, enhance the awareness of the R4T mission. In some countries we may have additional team members – marathon runners who will join the core team and run daily as R4T moves through their own countries.
Each 24-hour day the team will cover approximately 120 miles as the runners continuously pass the ‘Commitment Scroll’ to one another through night and day, approximately every 5 hours, as they each complete the 26.2 mile marathon distance.
The Commitment Scroll will list names of people who have either
a) committed money to the goal or
b) committed time – volunteer hours – to provide support to one of the charities.
By doing either, Scroll signees publicly commit themselves to whatever healthy lifestyle activity they choose to support the cause, and their own cause for improved health.
The individual signees (sponsors) will make this public commitment either through the R4T Web Portal or by signing the scroll itself as it passes through the various communities. This public statement of their commitment is designed to ‘encourage’ them to achieve their goal, whatever goal it is that they decide upon. This way it promotes choice, flexibility and the ability for the individuals to define what is uniquely possible for them to improve their own health and well-being.
With this approach the Scroll signees, who write their name and commitment on the scroll, as well as the charitable organizations who will receive the committed funding or volunteer hours, all benefit. In essence Run for Tomorrow is about caring; for ourselves and for others (i.e., family members, spouses, partners, children, and friends – those people who need us healthy in their lives). It’s also about our R4T specified charities and we want to give them our time and support.