For eleven weeks, a whole group of people from literally all over the world join forces to walk or run or roll -- and report their miles on a weekly basis. Each week after all the reporting, Calumet posts total miles. After 11 weeks of walking, running, and rolling, the goal is for our mileage to hit the 100,000 miles mark. We hope to have 1,000 people sign up for this year's Reach the Beach Walk.
The RTB Walk 2021 begins in early July and ends in the middle of September.
Ten Things to Know ...
1. How does one sign up for the Reach the Beach Walk 2021?
Simple. Click the button and fill out the form. The form asks for your name, contact info, t-shirt size, and other important nuggets of information. Sign ups begin on May 1 and we hope to have our 1,000 participant signed up by July 1.People can sign up all summer long and retroactively report their miles from weeks they may have missed.
2. Can my congregation or group sign up with a whole team?
Sure! We actually hope that fifty congregations will assemble their own team of people to participate together. To do this, we hope each congregation or group will choose one person who will report the miles for the whole group!
3. What's the name of the Facebook group?
The Facebook Group's name is Reach the Beach Walking challenge 2021.
Click the button below to join. It's a way to be connected to lots and lots of other people who are doing their part to help "Reach the Beach" wherever they happen to be. Our Facebook Group leader is Pat Mahoney.
4. Is it true that everyone gets a Bib Number? And how do I go about reporting?
Yes. Once everyone has signed up, we will have a system that allows each person to find their Bib Number. The Bib Number is yours for the entire RTB Walk 2021. Once you have your Bib Number, you'll be ready to report. Click "Video Tutorial on Reporting" to learn how it all worked in 2020.
5. I registered myself and at least one other person. Do I report only my own miles, or everyone's miles?
Great question. It's up to you. All we ask is that you pick a way and do that exact thing thoughout the whole program.
6. If I signed up a whole group, can I report the miles of the whole group's total weekly miles?
Yes! If you are the group leader, you can report your group's total miles.
For instance ...
Karin Ernst was the leader of a group of her work colleagues. Everyone reported their miles to her each week and she then reported the group's total miles each week. Make sense? If not, send Ginger or Knute an email.
7. There's a lot that goes into the planning for Reach the Beach Walk 2021! How will this raise money?
Everytime someone signs up to participate in RTB Walk 2021, they pay a $25 registration fee. That whole $25 goes to Calumet. If we have 1,000 total participants, that's $25,000 for Calumet.
8. Are there other fundraising opportunities?
Yes! Check it out ...
Everyone who signs up to participate in RTB Walk 2021 will be given the opportunity to be an Angel Donor ... an Angel Donor pledges an extra bit of money to be added together with other bits of money from other Angel Donors. If we hit the 100,000 miles mark, all of the Angel Donors agree to make that extra gift to Calumet. Last year, Angel Donors make a challenge pledge of over $18,000! Calumet Nation is very generous.
An Angel Donor pledge of as much or as little an they wish. It all adds up!
9. How will we know about our progress as a whole group?
Karen & Victor Vitek will be changing the "Miles Walked" ticker (found via Calumet's Live Stream Webcam). You can visit the homepage anytime and see how we're all doing. Also, the front page of the website will have the number each week. It'll be easy for you to find out how we're doing.
10. What other things will I need to know?
There are always things to learn. And you'll be able to learn those things by reaching out the Knute who is the leader of Reach the Beach Walk 2021. Contact him by clicking the button below.
PO Box 236
W Ossipee, NH 03890
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