The 2017 Charity Bib program is currently accepting applications!
Registration will close on September 15th, or once all spots are filled, whichever occurs first.

Although general registration for the Half-Marathon is has reached capacity, there are limited Charity Bibs available. You'll need to act fast to get one because once they're gone, they're gone!


Charity Bibs Overview

  • Here's what you need to know:
    • Fundraising minimum - $200
    • Registration deadline - September 15th
    • Fundraising deadline - October 1st
    • Limited availability - A limited number of charity bibs will be available. However, this option may reach the limit before the September 15th registration deadline.
    • No transfers - Charity bibs may not be transferred to another runner if you are unable to participate.
    • Three great ways to raise funds:
      • Beyond the Finish Line (in support of the Mount Desert Island area charity partner of your choice)
      • St. Jude Hero (in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
      • Team Fox (in support of Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research)

The current entry fee will be charged at the time of registration. This is in addition to the $200 charity fundraising commitment.

Need to switch races?
If you are currently registered to participate and would like to switch to a race that has reached capacity, you will not be charged a second entry fee. However, you will still be required to create a personal fundraising page
following the instructions below prior to September 15th, and meet the $200 fundraising commitment prior to October 1st. (Marathon and Half-Marathon Only. There are unfortunately no new Team Relay spots available.)

 

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Beyond the Finish Line

Take your MDI experience Beyond The Finish Line in support of one of our local charity partners. Many of these groups provide goods, services and volunteers over race weekend to help you meet your goals and finish strong!

For best results, please take your time and carefully read and follow these step-by-step directions:

  1. Click HERE to view our list of official Beyond the Finish Line local charity partners.
  2. Click "join the fundraising team" under the charity of your choice.
  3. You will be re-directed to Crowdrise:
    • from mobile...
      • scroll down below the run mdi logo and select "The Team" (located next to "The Story" and "Donations")
      • next, select "+ JOIN TEAM" (located next to the total amount raised by the team)
      • follow the onscreen instructions to set-up your fundraising page (according to Crowdrise this should take you 42 seconds from start to finish!)
    • from desktop...
      • select the blue "FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN" button (located below the running tally of funds raised)
      • follow the onscreen instructions to set-up your fundraising page (according to Crowdrise this should take you 42 seconds from start to finish!)
  4. Once you have created your personal fundraising page you will need to send us the URL, which will look something like this: www.crowdrise.com/NameOfCharity-RunMDI/fundraiser/YourCrowdriseUsername
  5. Please use our application form below to send us your unique Crowdrise URL so that we can verify that you have set up your fundraising page.
  6. Applications for charity bibs will be processed in the order they are received. Once approved, we will send you registration instructions. Your registration is not complete until you have actually signed up to run.


Please keep in mind that if you do not fulfill your $200 fundraising commitment prior to October 1st your registration will be forfeited and your bib number will not be available for pick-up at the pre-race expo.

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St. Jude Hero

The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. The hospital costs about $2 million a day to run, and there is no cost to be treated.

For best results, please take your time and carefully read through these step-by-step directions:

  1. Click HERE to learn more the Gold, Silver, and Classic St. Jude Hero levels, and their respective perks.
  2. Contact Jenn Hamilton at St. Jude Jenn.Hamilton@stjude.org and let her know what level Hero you would like to run as.
  3. Jenn will guide you thru the easy steps to set up your St. Jude fundraising page, and send us the completed page along with your name and contact information.
  4. Once approved, we will send you registration instructions. Your registration is not complete until you have actually signed up to run.

 

Please keep in mind that if you do not fulfill your St. Jude fundraising commitment prior to October 1st your registration will be forfeited and your bib number will not be available for pick-up at the pre-race expo.

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Team Fox

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. 100% of the proceeds raised by Team Fox members go to programs driven by the Foundation.

For best results, please take your time and carefully read through these step-by-step directions:

  1. Click HERE to Join Team Fox! (you will be redirected to the michaeljfox.org website)
    • from mobile...
      1. Scroll almost all the way to the bottom of the page and select the orange "JOIN OUR TEAM" button (located below the "Donate" options).
      2. Follow the onscreen instructions to set-up your fundraising page.
    • from desktop...
      1. Select the orange "JOIN OUR TEAM" button (located below the "Donate" options).
      2. Follow the onscreen instructions to set-up your fundraising page.
  2. Once you have created your personal fundraising page you will need to send us the URL.
  3. Please use our application form below to send us your unique Team Fox URL so that we can verify that you have set up your fundraising page.
  4. Applications for charity bibs will be processed in the order they are received. Once approved, we will send you registration instructions. Your registration is not complete until you have actually signed up to run.

Please keep in mind that if you do not fulfill your $200 fundraising commitment prior to October 1st your registration will be forfeited and your bib number will not be available for pick-up at the pre-race expo.

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Note: There are a very limited number of Charity Bibs available. This special Charity Bib program may close without notice or when it reaches capacity, at the discretion of race officials. Charity Bibs are non-transferable/non-deferable.


Charity Bib Application

This form is ONLY for Beyond the Finish Line and Team Fox Charity Bib applicants!

First & Last Name *
First & Last Name
Phone *
Phone
Desired Event *
the relay division is not eligible for Charity Bibs, sorry!
I understand that I am required to raise $200 using my personal fundraisng page by October 1st to be eligible to participate. *
Please keep in mind that if you do not fulfill your $200 fundraising commitment prior to October 1st your registration will be forfeited and your bib number will not be available for pick-up at the pre-race expo.
Please cut and paste the URL for your personal fundraising page here. This URL will only be available after you have created your page. Applications submitted with dead/non-working URLs will not be processed.
Are you currently registered to participate? *
Is there anything else we need to know when considering your Charity Bib application?
I understand that submitting an application does guarantee that I will be accepted into the Charity Bib program. *
There are a very limited number of Charity Bibs available. This special Charity Bib program may close without notice or when it reaches capacity, at the discretion of race officials. Charity Bibs are non-transferable/non-deferable.