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Run for Riley reaches goal, receives matching dollars!
(October 11, 2015) – The 9th annual Run for Riley was held today at Maple Creek Middle school with a picture perfect day!
This year the goal was “$25K for $25k.” If race participants raised $25,000 through registration and additional donations, Run for Riley would receive a match of $25,000 from a group of anonymous donors. The race raised over $25,000 and received the matching dollars giving the Run for Riley a total of $52,430. This makes the second year in a row the race has raised a record amount of money for the hospital.
What makes the Run for Riley a different race is that 100% (not proceeds, every dollar) from every race registration goes to Riley Hospital for Children, the state’s only comprehensive children’s hospital, treating over 6,000 children from Northeast Indiana. Race sponsors Aboite Podiatry, New Haven Pet Hospital, Stifel and Leepoxy cover all hard costs allowing all of the race registrations to be donated. And as an added bonus, every registrant gets a free dinner from Casa Ristorante, plus after the race are treated to a smorgasboard of donated desserts.
Last year the Run for Riley set a record of $45,779 with a cumulative total from the 8 years of $149,647. With this year’s total added in, the race has now raised $202,007 in 9 years.
Run for Riley is a Fort Wayne Track Club points race meaning the 5 mile run is a competitive run. “The support of the Fort Wayne Track Club along with our media sponsor Majic 95.1 is critical to our success,” added Berry. “And a big thank you to our volunteers from LTS CPA Group, Carrol High School, Bishop Dwenger, friends, family memebrs and the Fort Wayne Track Club for helping create a successful well-run race in addition to a great fundraiser for Riley. We say thank you to our supportive community for a job well done.”