What is Track Friday?
Track Friday is a national movement of active awareness for charities, held on the day after Thanksgiving -- a day that sadly has become synonymous with commercialism, door-buster sales, and marketing schemes.
Instead of seeing stories about people fighting over discounted televisions, wouldn't it be great to see people across the country spending time with their friends and families, burning some calories, and paying it forward to non-profits in our communities?
How It Works
On Track Friday, participants everywhere become personal advocates for causes they care about by heading out for a run or walk at a local track, park or running path, and making a donation of any amount to any charity.
Through Track Friday's National Team fundraising page hosted by Razoo, participants can donate to any campaign started by a participant, or can create their own campaign to bring awareness to their chosen cause. Fundraisers share their campaigns within their social networks, friends and family to raise money and spread awareness. Since 2012, over 80 charities have benefited from the efforts of Track Friday participants.
It's Easy to Participate!
Track Friday is designed to eliminate many of the typical pressures of charity race events. There are no intimidating distances, no fundraising targets, and no minimum donations.
There is no sign-up or registration fee to be a part of Track Friday. We think that money is put to better use by making a donation a charity. Getting involved is as easy as waking up and going for a run or walk!
Every year, a flagship "Track Meetup" takes place in Middletown, New Jersey, coordinated by the founders of the original Track Friday in 2012. But Track Friday has become a national movement, with events forming in towns across the country and even more runners participating virtually.
Publicly-available running tracks are free of vehicular traffic and allows all participants to stay close and interact in a non-competitive environment, regardless of how far and how fast each of them wants to go.
If there's not a publicly-accessible track available, just head to a local park or walking/running path to participate!