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 either at Victoria Park in Edmonton or using a route of their choosing. Unique in its design, while advocating for the unique value of choral music, funds raised through Run For Music pledges are split between participating choirs and Choir Alberta.
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If you're not a walker or runner but would like to be involved, sign up to be part of the team of volunteers!
How does it work?
Run For Music raises money for individual choirs and for Choir Alberta programs that support Alberta's choirs (like Choralfest, the Alberta Youth Choir, the choral library, workshops, etc.).
The more a team is able to raise, the larger the bursary the choir receives — for $501-1000, a team receives 30%; for $1001-2500, a team receives 40%; for $2501-5000, a team receives 50%; for $5001-7500, a team receives 60%, and for $7501+, a team receives 70%! To qualify for a bursary, teams must raise at least $500.
What's the first step?
Start by inviting individuals from your choir to join the RFM team. It is helpful to appoint an enthusiastic Team Captain early on in the process to help with recruitment and organization. From there, sign up! Once your team is registered, we will walk you through the rest.
Creating your choir's team.
Collecting + submitting pledges.
The team that raises the most funds will receive a commission by an Alberta-based composer.
What happens on the day of Run For Music?
RFM at the Park
RFM Solo Edition
Choir Alberta HQ
5708 72 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6B 3J4