Supporting the Running Community


As an active and vibrant part of the running community in the Valley Forge, PA area, Fast Tracks Running Club sees as its mission to support other runners.

To show that support, Fast Tracks will sponsor local races and also offer the opportunity for active members to be reimbursed for entry fee when they participation in local races.


Community Support through Race Sponsorship

Fast Tracks will provide sponsorship support to local organizations hosting runs as a way of giving back to the community and a way of marketing the club to gain membership.

Criteria:

    • Sponsorship request must come from an active member of Fast Tracks. Neither Member nor family member can personally benefit from the sponsorship of a race.
    • Beneficiary organization must be located within the broad Valley Forge area.
    • Beneficiary organization of the race cannot be affiliated with a religious or political cause.
    • A race can receive sponsorship in consecutive years.

Process:

    • To request race sponsorship funding, active members should send email with race details to Tom Chaves, Philanthropy Chair – Tchaves@aol.com.
    • Requests should briefly indicate why the beneficiary organization is worthy of club support.
    • Fast Tracks Board reviews and approves/denies, based on appropriateness, budget, member involvement.
    • For Race Sponsorship, requesting Member recruits volunteers from Fast Tracks to support race (e.g. race day, expo, etc.) and promotes Fast Tracks.
    • Race sponsorship amount depends on visibility and size of race, available budget.

Reimbursement of Race Entry Fees for Members

As a member benefit, Fast Tracks will sponsor individual race entries for individual members. Entry fees will be capped at the lesser of 50% or $50 per race for races that meet criteria below.

Criteria:

  • One registration offered per month. First come, first served!
  • Individual members and family bundle memberships are limited to one reimbursement each calendar year.
  • Race affiliated with religious or political causes are not eligible for reimbursement.

Process:

  • To request race registration reimbursement, active members should send email with race details to Tom Chaves, Philanthropy Chair – Tchaves@aol.com.
  • Fast Tracks will award up to 12 individual registrations per year —1 per month.
  • Fast Tracks Board reviews and approves/denies, based on appropriateness, budget, member involvement.



Fast Tracks volunteers host the mile-10 water stop at the annual Philadelphia Marathon in November




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