Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Enter Video Contest for Chance to Win a NYC Marathon Entry!

Do you want to go the distance…all 26.2 miles across the five boroughs of New York? Team Lifeline is ready to give you the chance with the first ever “Team Lifeline New York, New York Video Contest.” In this contest, avid and aspiring runners are invited to submit a short video that will convince a panel of distinguished judges why they deserve the opportunity to run in the ING New York City Marathon, the world’s largest marathon. Twenty lucky individuals will win exactly that—guaranteed entry into the marathon, which takes place on Sunday, November 7, 2010. In exchange, team members raise a minimum of $3,600 each for Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network dedicated to bringing joy and hope to seriously ill children and their families.

Team Lifeline encourages creativity, so don your director’s cap, pick up your flip camera and start shooting. Video submissions must be two minutes or less and should convey why you, the runner, deserve a spot in the marathon. Be spontaneous, hilarious, serious or dramatic, but go the distance to win one of the highly coveted spots. The videos will be posted online for the public to view at and on Team Lifeline’s Facebook page. To apply for the contest [click here]. Submissions will be accepted through May 24th, 2010, and the winners will be announced May 28th, 2010.

“As the song goes—If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere—but first, you do indeed have to make it there,” said Ari Weinberger, Team Lifeline Captain. “Team Lifeline is thrilled to offer this amazing opportunity to runners around the globe. We hope that the first ever video contest will help raise awareness and funds for a truly inspirational organization.”

Team Lifeline is an endurance training program that proves that “you can go the distance,” by providing individuals of all ages and skills with the tools to complete a marathon or half-marathon. In exchange, team members raise much needed funds for
Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network dedicated to bringing joy and hope to seriously ill children and their families. The funds raised by Team Lifeline are earmarked specifically for the organization’s Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, incredible overnight summer camps designed to meet the unique medical and social needs of children and teens with life-threatening or lifelong illnesses.

Last year, over 300 dedicated Team Lifeline runners laced up their running shoes for the ING New York City Marathon, Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon, and ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, raising more than $1.35 million for Chai Lifeline programs and services. This year marks the first time that Team Lifeline will be participating as an official charity team in the ING NYC Marathon.

For more information about Chai Lifeline and the people it helps, check out the video below.


ShutUpandRun said...

OH YEAH!! I am so entering this. Thanks for the tip.

RunnerDude said...

Hey ShutUpandRun! Awesome! Good Luck!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the info. I'll have to put something together.