2015 Charity Program Overview

The Flying Pig Marathon Charity Program provides four (4) avenues for charities to utilize the Flying Pig events (5K, 10K, Open Relay, Half-marathon, Full Marathon, 3-Way & 4-Way) as a fundraiser.  Over the last 16 years, the Flying Piganthropy program has helped participating charities to collectively raise over $12 million.

Partner Level (Porkner Level)

The traditional method of having participants “run/walk for the cause”.  Participants can use the events listed above to collect pledges, solicit sponsors, build teams and challenges, etc.  All funds raised by the participants go directly to the charity.  The Flying Pig will also provide the charity with special perks such as registration rebates (once fundraising goal is achieved), participant registration discount code, complimentary online team fundraising page, complimentary post-race party booth and charity recognition on the Flying Pig website and Facebook page.  Please note; the charity MUST have raised $5,000 or more in a past Flying Pig Marathon weekend in order to participate at the Partner Charity Level.

Benefits

  •     Code for participants’ discounted ONLINE registration until April 17, 2015 (discount code provides lowest price offered for Marathon, Half Marathon, Open Relay, 10K, 5K, 3-Way and 4-Way)
  •     10% rebate of your participant’s registration costs (paid if $5,000 or more is raised by your organization)
  •     Online Donation/Team Page embedded in Flying Pig’s online registration website
  •     Complimentary Yeatman’s Cove Charity Village booth space (includes 10’x10’ booth, 1 table and 2 chairs)
  •     Flying Pig Website listing (name, logo, link to organization’s website, and a brief description of organization mission).
  •     Expo exhibitor discount (Optional).  Price is $425 which is 50% of regular expo exhibitor price.
  •     Merchandise/team wear purchase opportunity through Brand Evolutions, official merchandiser of the Flying Pig Marathon.
  •     Use of Flying Pig Marathon logo for promotions

Requirements

  •     Complete Partner Charity Level application by January 30, 2015
  •     MUST have raised $5,000 or more through a previous Flying Pig Marathon
  •     Provide proof of non-profit status
  •     Provide a follow-up report by June 1, 2015 detailing how much money the organization raised through the marathon events (10% registration rebate, if applicable, will NOT be mailed until report is received)
  • Post a link to the Flying Pig Marathon home page on the Non-profit organization’s website

Associate Level (Asowciate Level)

Charities that are new to raising money through the Flying Pig or charities who have not yet reached $5,000 in fundraising through the Flying Pig, may participate at this level.  Similar to the Partner Level, charities can raise funds by having their participants collect pledges, etc. and all funds raised go directly to the charity.  Associate Level charities will receive a complimentary online team fundraising page and recognition on the Flying Pig website.  Charities that raise $5,000 or more at this Level will be offered the opportunity to become a Partner Level the following year.

Benefits

  •     Online Donation/Team Page embedded in Flying Pig’s online registration website
  •     Flying Pig Website Listing (name listing & link to organization’s website)
  •     Use of Flying Pig Marathon logo for promotions
  •     Booth Space at Yeatman’s Cove Charity Village (Optional).  Price is $100 and includes 10’x10’ booth, 1 table and 2 chairs.
  •     Expo exhibitor discount (Optional).  Price is $425 which is 50% of regular expo exhibitor price.
  •     Merchandise/team wear purchase opportunity through Brand Evolutions, official merchandiser of the Flying Pig Marathon

Requirements

  •     Complete Associate Charity application prior to March 31, 2015
  •     Provide proof of non-profit status
  •     Provide a follow-up report by June 1, 2015 detailing how much money the organization raised through the marathon events

Volunteer Level (Grunts)

The most popular level of raising funds for charity is by becoming one of the 150+ volunteer groups that comprise the over 5,500 volunteers needed to make the Pig run!  Volunteer groups representing charities provide the Marathon Weekend with much needed and critical operating assistance.  All facets of the event involve volunteers.  Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age, will receive a collector Grunt t-shirt, and the groups will be assigned a job at which the entire charity group will work the same duty, same general location, same time.  In appreciation of the volunteers’ efforts, the Flying Pig will make a direct donation to the charity and recognition on the Flying Pig website.  More specific information can be found here (link to Volunteer pages).

Raffle Level (Piggest Raffle Ever)

This level of charity participation is probably the easiest manner of involvement, but requires the charity to continually and consistently promote their participation in the Piggest Raffle Ever.  Charities wishing to participate in the Piggest Raffle Ever must register online at the link above.  The Pig Staff will then post the charity’s name in a drop-down menu at the secure website www.piggestraffle.com.  The charity must then promote the website and ask their constituents to go there and purchase pigs on their behalf.  Pigs cost $5 each and 100% of that money goes in the form of a donation back to the charity and the person “purchasing the pigs” has a chance to win some fabulous prizes!  Organizations may also choose to sell paper raffle tickets which are available in increments of 50 tickets and requires a check or credit card deposit to reserve the tickets.  Charities will also receive recognition on the Flying Pig website. More information about the Piggest Raffle Ever is located here