It all began 15 years ago when a subcommittee of the Northern California Food Industries Circle tossed out the idea to run a marathon to raise money for City of Hope, and everyone said, “I‘m in!”
Little did they know that the Run for Hope team would still be going all this time later — and stronger than ever. Eight to 10 runners have become 30 to 40 with teams from Northern California retailers, manufacturers, and sales and marketing companies.
This year, the NCFIC Marathon Training takes the team to the beautiful Sonoma wine country in Santa Rosa on Sunday, August 27 for the marathon (26.2 miles) and half marathon race (13.1 miles). Each runner not only dedicates time in training, but also fundraises to earn at least $3,750 each. The team goal is to raise over $150,000 — hopefully with corporate sponsors that benefit the entire team.
The training program provides runners and walkers of all fitness levels with the tools to complete their personal physical challenge. More importantly, every runner has their own personal story — we invite you to visit their personal pages to find out more about the passion that keeps our feet moving on the Run for Hope.
It’s not too early to join us — please consider participating or sponsoring an individual or our entire dedicated group of athletes. For more information, please contact Monica Riebli at(415) 788-1002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've reached 92% of our $150,000 goal!