Beneficiaries

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Endurance Magazine, LLC is pleased to announce Habitat for Humanity of Durham as the Official Charitable Beneficiary of its landmark running and food event, the Quintiles Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo, which will take place in Durham October 16, 2016.  The Quintiles Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo became the largest race in Durham’s history when more than 5,900 people participated in the inaugural event, which showcased Durham as a world-class destination for runners and foodies. The partnership enables the two organizations to continue their commitment to creating positive economic and social impact for the Durham community by setting a goal to raise $150,000 a year for the next five years, which will help Habitat build homes, hope and community in Durham.  Fundraising will be done through peer-to-peer campaigns and online contributions at www.sportoften.com when runners register for the event.

“Durham Habitat thrives on strong partnerships with those that care. We’re thrilled to have QBCRF as a partner as we build, sell and repair homes in Durham. Participants will run through neighborhoods made stronger and revitalized by Habitat homes and homeowners over the past 30 years.  Together we’re building homes, hope and community in Durham.” said Blake Strayhorn, Durham Habitat’s Executive Director.

“Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Durham is a testament to our commitment to the Durham community and to enhancing the lives of those around us.  This is a perfect fit for the Quintiles Bull City Race Fest and for Durham Habitat – together we are well positioned to make a significant positive impact on the community and we are so excited to see what we can do!” said Endurance Magazine founder Steve Lackey.

Runners can set up their own fundraising page here.

We also partner with numerous non-profit organizations to produce this great event.

Kohl’s Bull City Fit s a community-based wellness program located in Durham, NC that offers free evening and weekend activity sessions that encourage and promote active living. We offer a safe and fun environment to put into practice the lifestyle modifications that are necessary to treat childhood obesity and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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Black Girls Run’s mission is to encourage ALL (especially African-American women) to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.
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Girls on the Run of the Triangle is a non-profit organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
 
The City of Medicine Academy is a small learning community and national model designed to educate and train students to work in the field of health services and medical care.  Located in the heart of Durham’s medical district, City of Medicine Academy (CMA) provides coursework and field opportunities focused on the health care industry with an emphasis on rigorous and relevant learning experiences. Our mission is to challenge students through rigorous and authentic academic and healthcare experiences in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to prepare every student for success in college, career and life in an environment that is relevant and inspires creativity, innovation, collaboration and perisistence.
 

The Duke University Ski and Snowboard Team is one of over thirty Club Sports offered at Duke. Club Sports teams compete against other schools in our area – for us, that means UVA, Virginia Tech, Appalachian State, JMU, UNC- Chapel Hill, and Eastern Carolina. Yes, we are aware that Duke does not have a mountain, but that doesn’t stop us from being awesome– or from getting in shape. Starting in the fall, we’ll have dryland practices, four times a week. One of these four days will be a “fun day,” where we’ll play a game of soccer or flag football rather than do an organized conditioning workout. Practices consist of activities such as: Running through the gardens, interval training, speed work on the track, and runs through the quarry During these practices, you’ll get to know the upperclassmen on the team and get in shape before race season. Attendance is taken at every practice, because those members that are most committed will be invited to attend our Winter Trip.

For more information, please visit our Facebook Page.

 

Carrboro High School Women’s Lacrosse Team 

Southwest Durham Rotary is part of Rotary District 7710 and centered in the southwest area of Durham, North Carolina. Members of our club come from all professions present in the greater Durham business and academic community. We pride ourselves on being active in local community leadership and contributing to numerous local and international humanitarian services projects. 
Hope Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of stray or abandoned animals in North Carolina. We rescue all breeds and are 100% volunteer run, utilizing foster homes to rescue dogs and cats in need.
Florence Forth was started by Leslie and Will McDow who lost their daughter Florence on March 4th, 2012 after a long battle with autoimmune encephalitis.  Florence was a healthy, vibrant 2 year old when the first symptoms of AE emerged.  Over the next four years, the disease caused neurological complications and developmental delays. Proceeds from Florence Forth allow the AE Alliance to raise awareness, educate doctors and improve clinical care so that no one faces autoimmune encephalitis (AE) alone. 
Eno River Women’s Rugby is the oldest women’s rugby club in the state of North Carolina. We are always seeking women interested in learning and playing rugby—no experience necessary. Eno River Women’s RFC welcomes a wide variety of players and social members to its ranks. No matter your age, athletic ability, rugby experience, or body type, there is a place for you on our team. The current team is an amalgam of seasoned veterans—”old girls” in rugby speak—and newbies who are looking to learn a new sport.
 

Corinth Holders High School XC Team