One Mile for Justice
Monday, August 24th – Sunday, August 30th
One Mile for Justice will benefit the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Equity Fund which provides grants for projects and organizations supporting social justice and equity (Read below for examples of grants from the fund).
How to Participate:
1) Please follow the link to make a suggested $10 donation to the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Equity Fund here https://wcf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1428
Fairhaven Runners will match up to $2,000 in total donations.
2) Choose any day from Monday, August 24th to Sunday, August 30th to run or walk ONE MILE anywhere you want! Have fun, be respectful of social distancing guidelines, and if you can, we would love for you to share your run with us and tag us on social media @fairhavenrunners
3) Email firstname.lastname@example.org that you have completed your run or walk, and you will be entered to win prizes to local BIPOC restaurants/businesses. You could also win gift cards from Fairhaven Runners and Walkers.
There will be different categories for winning prizes:
Speedsters: Top male and female times will receive prizes. If you want to be entered for the top time prize, email proof of time (Garmin, Strava, etc. ) to email@example.com. We will share a leader board of top 20 times at the end of the event on social media.
Artists: The most creative race bibs will receive prizes. Email a photo upon completion of your mile to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Instagram, and you will be entered in this category. We will share a gallery of bibs on social media.
Random: EVERYONE who participates, and lets us know by emailing email@example.com, will be entered to win prizes in a random draw.
Light bringers: The top two people who inspire the most people to participate and donate will receive prizes. If you were inspired to participate by someone else, mention their name when you email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you completed the mile. This is how we will pick the winners (whoever is mentioned the most).
Examples of grants from the fund to date:
- Tiny homes project through Lummi Stepping Stones project
- Salish Sea Youth Summit -making it possible for Native and non-Native youth to come together and to learn about the history of the Coast Salish people
- Purchase of accessibility devices/services to improve accessibility and participation in racial justice discussions and trainings across multiple social justice organizations (Racial Justice Coalition via Whatcom Peace & Justice Center)
- Mapping Systemic Racism in Whatcom County (Whatcom Human Rights Task Force)
- Language Healers training – Nexw Xwelemi Tengexw (NXT) Generation of Language Healers. Reviving indigenous languages threatened by extinction.
From Dr. Maya Angelou-
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”