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Great Smoky Mtns Half Marathon

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    Great Smoky Mtns Half Marathon Start My Journey

This is not just any race – we're in a race to save our one and only planet. Join Team Sierra at the 2020 Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon on September 12 to do what you love while helping to ensure a livable home for us and future generations.

Stronger and more frequent natural disasters. A lack of clean air and safe drinking water in our most vulnerable communities. Various reports outlining irreversible damage to our planet. It's clear that the climate crisis is not just one of the greatest threats we face. It's already here: People around the country and world are being impacted by our warming planet every day.

We also know we can do something about it. Tackling this global threat will take ambitious goals and plans – and luckily, we know that Team Sierra teammates thrive on big goals and hard, meaningful work.

Entries are limited and are first-come first-served to those who commit to raising $500 for Sierra Club.
So join Team Sierra in the Smokies and cross the finish line knowing you made a real impact raising critical funds to protect our planet. 


Individual Fundraising Minimum: $500

It's clear that the climate crisis is not just one of the greatest threats we face: it's already impacting the people and places we love. Our air, water, and home are threatened — and it's time to act.


Luckily, we know that Team Sierra teammates thrive on big goals and meaningful work. In 3 short years, we've raised over $1 million dollars to support the Sierra Club and its work protecting wildlife and wild places, advancing clean energy solutions, and making the outdoors more accessible.


When you join Team Sierra, you'll be assigned a personal fundraising coach who can help you come up with a plan that works for you. You'll also become part of our amazing community who can share a new sick track to run to, suggest exercises for any workout trouble spots, and help with any fundraising ideas. And of course, free race registration! For more information on fundraising, check out our fundraising toolkit.



1) Customize your Page

 When you register, you'll get your own personal fundraising page, access to our fundraising toolkit, and personal coaching. 



2) Raise $500 for the Planet

 E-mail, tweet, text, and call your friends and family and ask them to help you protect the planet by making a donation! 


3) Run the Smoky Mountains

 Join fellow planet-protectors on the race course in September to celebrate your accomplishments!



Not ready to sign up? Want to see what other races you can be a part of? Leave your info here and someone from our team will reach out to help answer any questions!



The Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon provides runners and walkers with a stunning course through the woods and the Tennessee Countryside. You'll get to enjoy the 'Peaceful Side of the Smokies' with fellow runners and celebrate the 'only slightly uphill' course. The course is even stroller friendly for anyone who wants a tiny teammate to accompany them!

See the course maps and learn more from the race organizers at the Vacation Races Website





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