As mentioned in our previous post, our very first virtual run, the Pi Day 5K, was a big success! Before the event, we had a guess that our growing running community and other runners around the country would be jazzed up about three things:
- The opportunity to run as part of a uniquely-connected online community
- Being part of a fun-themed event with an impactful cause
- Receiving awesome, exclusive merchandise mailed to their door!
Over 750 runners later, it was clearly true — the Pi Day 5K was a sweet, mathematical hit. Over the weekend of 3/12 to 3/15, runners across all but 5 states (as well as 3 Canadian provinces) submitted hundreds of photos on Instagram, finishing times for their well-earned miles, and received coveted Pi Day 5K swag and prizes.
All in all, we shipped over 700 shirts, medals, bibs, stickers, and Clif Bars — and even mailed out 80 delicious pies from Sky Bake Deliveries!
When all was said and done, we capped off the event with one of its most important aspects — a $900 cash donation to IGNITEWorldwide, benefitting STEM education for girls. We couldn’t be happier to contribute to such a worthy cause and, rather than say it ourselves, here are a few words from IGNITE’s Founder and Executive Director, Cathy Rodgveller:
Partnering with Gametiime for the Pi Day 5K was wonderful for our non-profit, IGNITE. Gametiime made this experience easy, and captured the attention of our volunteers who signed up in droves. Because of this great collaboration from Gametiime, everyone was able to help raise funds for our organization!
Money raised from the 5K will go toward beginning new IGNITE chapters in diverse, low-socioeconomic schools. Our chapters work with girls in 6th-12th grade, and help provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) opportunities and support the girls would not otherwise receive.
Gametiime is very passionate about our mission to reach as many girls as possible and sought out our organization to fundraise with us. Gametiime truly cares about their community and the positive impact their company is able to make.
Lastly, we would like to thank our partners for this event, the Mustache Dache!
Want to hear about our next virtual run? “Paws” for a moment and scamper over to the Puppy Run event website. Proceeds from the event will benefit canine rescue and care through another 501(c)3 organization, Valhalla Rescue.