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We’re entering the 3rd week of the community challenge! We’ve logged over 18,000 miles and are 20% to our overall fundraising goal of $2,000,000.

We’ve gone 18,817 miles in the first 12 Days. We’ve seen running, walking, rolling, spinning, cycling, mountain biking, swimming to help us rack up these miles. Check out the leaderboard highlights!


Mark Knaeps still tops the charts 406.83 miles


Andrew Shore | RIDE Triathlon Team 38,127 feet


Dr. Bryon Solberg – 39 activities!


Team Exceeding Expectations – Cherie Gruenfeld’s Team of 50 youth runners who have accumulated 2 days, 6 hours and 56 minutes of running.
Travis Ricks at Ossur Running Clinic

The exciting virtual run kicks off Saturday August 22nd at 9AM PST. You won’t want to miss it. CAF’s Travis Ricks will be coaching this virtual run. To learn more about Travis ahead of time, check out his interview with Bob Babbitt back in April on our Challenged Athletes Live show on Facebook.

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It’s easy to join us on Saturday morning.

1. Download the Charge Running App from the Apple or Google store for FREE
2. Click “VIEW ALL” in the top right corner
3. Locate Sat 22 and Select Julie Lynn 30 min – CAF Community Challenge
4. Click Sign up; Enter code CAF2020 if prompted
5. Run, walk, roll with the using the app (and headphones) on Saturday, August 22 at 9AM PDT and share photos on social media

Tag #CAFCommunityChallenge on social media during this event to be randomly selected and awarded free CAF Nike swag. We will be choosing 4 winners so snap those photos and share!

Looking for amazing videos of challenged athletes to share with your network? We’ve got great playlists on YouTube and Facebook with recent videos that show the impact your fundraising has to transform lives through sport. Be sure to check out some of the recent Challenged Athletes Live interviews available here.

You’ll hear from athletes of all levels, abilities, ages and backgrounds. And for our emotional and motivating athlete profile stories- we have an Athlete Profile Playlist for you to get lost in and choose some each week to share.

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Check out this look back at February when Team CAF athletes competed with Zion Williamson and other New Orleans Pelicans players and gave a special surprise to a local challenged athlete thanks to our Global Partner Smoothie King!

CAF-Community-Challenge-Pledge-FormWe are 20% of the way through the challenge and have collectively raised over 20% of our goal. Incredible work! Are you looking for a way to match your miles to your fundraising? We’re bringing back the concept of the old school walk-a-thon!

It’s time to ask your friends and family to make a pledge per each mile you conquer. Use our CAF Community Challenge pledge form and raise funds for every mile you move. Push yourself further by engaging your network in all of your activities. Remember to make sure you have connected to Challenge Hound by using your Strava or Facebook account.

Congratulations to the 73 people who have raised over $500; earning the CAF SWAG BAG that includes the Xterra Bag, the CAF Community Challenge Shirt, CAF Nike Shorts, CAF Buff, CAF Headsweats Hat, CAF Independent Trading Company Hoodie, CAF Sock Guy Socks, and VEGA Nutritional Products.

Set your goal to $1,000 now and earn the CAF Nike Jacket.

Molly Cuevas Fundraiser Board

Be creative in your fundraising and follow what CAF fundraiser Molly Cuevas did for her run across the United States.

1. Take 100 post it notes and number them 1-100.
2. Place them in order on a poster board.
3. Take a photo and post it on your fundraising page or on Instagram or Facebook.
4. Ask your friends and family to each choose one of the numbers as the amount they will donate.
5. Each sticky note can only be used once.
6. Your lowest donor will give $1.00 and the highest $100.

You can even match it to the number of miles you will run/ride/bike/walk/roll/swim and personalize it even more! Doing this will help you raise over $5,000!

Looking for more motivation? Read up on all the inventive prizes coming your way!

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200 of you have already earned your CAF Nike Dry Fit T-Shirt and 73 have earned the highly coveted CAF goodie bag. Way to go!

We’ve had 90 Teams just getting started. The CAF Staff Team moved into 2nd place for fundraising behind Team Tommy and ahead of Team Lansing Kreider! Watch the leaderboards on the Challenge Hub for changes.

And a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our Gold Team Members who have raised over $3K already:
Tommy Knapp
Beth Knapp
Carleen Kreider
Dick Lansing
Tina Weidenkeller
Tim Weidenkeller
Doug Kincart
Kelly Ray
Craig Blackwood
Tom Atwell
Nancy Reynolds
Bob Babbitt
Cat Ellis
Parker Olenick
Melinda Johnson

The team and individual leaderboards will be uploaded daily for fundraising and mileage tracking on our Challenge Hub page here. Check back often to see who’s on top!

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