Purple Shoes Challenge

The Purple Shoes Challenge is a competitive athletic event for adults and children (ages 6+) with physical and/or sensory limitations. Purple Shoes competitors are invited to wheel, walk, or run their personal best within a 60 minute time period.

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The Katie Lynch Foundation

The Foundation was established to honor Katie's commitment to eliminating the social and physical barriers members of the disabled community meet on a daily basis. Seeking to fund programs that support healthy lives...

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Sponsor a Runner

There are several ways to contribute to The Katie Lynch Foundation. Your support makes a difference and is greatly appreciated! To donate an item to the Charity Runners Raffle please contact Amanda at charityrunners@katiesraces.com

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Looking for extra motivation? Training for a running event is hard work. What better way to stay focused and enthusiastic than to ensure your efforts have a lasting impact? We are looking for Charity Runners willing to take on the additional challenge of raising money for the Katie Lynch Foundation. Charity Runners can be Half Marathon, 5K or Purple Shoes Challenge Competitors.

  • Charity Runner Benefits
  • Fabulous prizes for the top fundraisers – stay tuned for details!
  • Weekly emails including training, fundraising and motivational tips.

Fundraising Minimum

It is up to you. In keeping with Katie's motto "Parva Sed Potens" (Latin for "small but powerful") every effort counts. Being a Charity Runner is about more than raising money. It is about creating awareness and living your life in accordance to Katie's belief that "every human being is worth it."

The Katie Lynch Half Marathon & 5K is looking for volunteers to help us put on a great race. We need staffing to help us with registration, water stops, course marshals, medical, as well as helping to manage the start / finish line.