In the Challenge, each alumni participant agrees to run/walk a number of miles from August 1-31, 2021 as part of their Black alumni association's team.
Alumni who complete miles agree to make a gift of that amount to their Black alumni association by August 31, 2021.
Schools compete to see which alumni base achieves the highest number of miles (and dollars raised). The winning school receives two registrations to upcoming national Black Alumni Collective conference or retreat.
If your black alumni association/group would like to participate, please contact us at blackalumisummit (@) gmail.com.
You'll receive a message and a communications outline to help motivate your alumni group to participate.
Select a Challenge Leader who will create a group on Nike Run Club to track miles from your team.
Throughout the month of July, motivate members of your Black alumni group/association to sign up on Nike Run Club to be part of your team's running group.
Throughout the month of August, encourage your team to complete as many miles as they can!
Report on your miles to blackalumnisummit (@) gmail.com on August 31, 2021.
Motivate your team members to make their gift on August 31, 2021.
IS THERE A MILER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: No - alumni and friends can join throughout the month of August.
WHAT PARAMETERS CAN WE SET ON THE NIKE RUN CLUB APP?
It could be an idea to set the cap well above 100 miles for each person, since many participants exceed that.
HOW DO WE KNOW WHICH ORGANIZATIONS ARE INVOLVED?
Participating schools are listed on our social media (Instagram and Facebook).
Associations distribute information about the challenge on social media, newsletters, etc. during the month of July 2021. Each participating alumni association/group will receive draft language and talking points that can be used to inspire participation.
There is no maximum number of alumni participants. Individuals must sign up with the Nike Run Club set up by their Black Alumni Association in order to participate. This will help track miles and dollars raised for each alumni association.
Alumni participants agree to:
HOW DO WE KNOW WHICH SCHOOL WON THE CHALLENGE?
We'll announce the winner on September 5, 2021. The school with the highest number of miles logged (and dollars raised!) will be the Challenge winner and will receive two complimentary registrations to the next national conference.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in case you have any questions.