What is Run For Music?
Run For Music is a fundraising and advocacy project of Choir Alberta. Participants will take part in a 5 km run, a 5km walk, or a 10 km run. Unique in its design, while advocating for the importance of choral music, funds raised through Run For Music pledges are split between Alberta choirs and Choir Alberta.
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How does it work?
All RFM participants will register as a part of their choir's team; friends, family, and children are also invited to participate with teams! The team then works along with other members of the choir to collect pledges both for individual team members and for the choir's team in general. In this way, entire choirs can get involved in supporting their team, either through collecting pledges for the team, making a donation to one or more of the team members, or by being at the start and finish lines to cheer their team members on!
Pledges are split between the choir that raised them and Choir Alberta. The idea behind Run For Music from a fundraising perspective is that it raises money both for individual choirs as well as for Choir Alberta programs and services that support Alberta's choirs (like Choralfest, the Alberta Youth Choir, the choral library, workshops, etc.). With that in mind, here are some key bits of information:
The team registration fee is $50, payable at the time of registration by credit card. Each team can be made up of as many as 25 people. Remember, teams can be made up of more than just choir members; friends, family, and children are also invited to participate with teams!
You can make changes to your fundraising profile any time, and changes to your team up until 7 days prior to the event.
Pledges can be collected online through your team's fundraising page or using a paper pledge form.
Choir Alberta provides a variety of tools, including sample Facebook status updates, Instagram posts, and email messages, to help participants garner pledges.
RFM FUNDRAISING RESOURCES
The team that raises the most funds will receive a commissioned arrangement of a Canadian folk or pop song by an Alberta-based arranger.
Music on the Run
What would a run/walk in support of choral music be without some music along the way? As participants make their way through the course, they will be met by singers and instrumentalists performing all sorts of music!
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