Join Team Animal Friends for the 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon

Do you love running? Do you love animals? Do something you love while helping homeless animals this year with the Pittsburgh Marathon and Animal Friends. 

If you or a loved one are planning to participate in the May 5, 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon races, consider joining Team Animal Friends!   Donations raised will go towards sponsoring spay and neuter surgeries and providing critical medical care for sick and wounded animals. 

To sign up to be a part of Team Animal Friends, you must first register at  When you register, you will be asked to choose what you want to run (i.e. full marathon, half marathon, 5k etc).  Make your selection and finish your registration.  After you are registered, visit our CrowdRise page at and make an account to start fundraising!

CrowdRise allows you to create your own personal fundraising page and share it with family and friends through email or your Facebook or Twitter page. You can set your own fundraising goal, post photos and share a personal story of why you are running for Animal Friends.

We’ll also be offering some awesome prizes and raffles throughout the fundraising season so be sure to check back frequently.

The first prize is a big one: an Exclusive Pittsburgh Marathon VIP Pass to the marathon. This prize is sponsored by Pittsburgh Marathon and is open to all fundraising participants.  What will a VIP pass get you?  Well…

– Early access into Expo
– Exclusive access to Post- Race VIP party
– Exclusive access to Pre & Post-Race VIP areas
– VIP seating for the best view of the race
– Pre-race continental breakfast
– Private gear check
– Post-Race buffet
– Sheetz coffee & smoothie truck
– Complimentary massage by Massage Envy
– Private photo area with one free photo
– Private restroom.  Really.
– And, lots of other awesome stuff… 

All you have to do to be entered into this raffle is to make your own fundraising page on CrowdRise and donate or raise any amount.  Even one dollar will get your name in the drawing!

Hurry though!  This contest only goes until 10/28. The winner will be contacted by email.

Run for a reason and support Animal Friends this year in the annual Pittsburgh Marathon!

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