I was invited to become a FitFam Ambassador. The mission is to encourage people to move a little more. FitFam is both a forum and website where you can find races across the country. It's also a community that creates virtual events to get us moving!
If you would like to join me in January for a little Virtual event, I'd love to get some crocheters up off the couch. Walk it, jog it, run it, it doesn't matter. Just move. Anywhere in the world. Wherever you are.
I'm setting up a CROCHET MOVES ME team.
How far? You can choose: 1 mile, 5K (3.1 miles), Half marathon. There are biking options as well.
When: Any time that fits your schedule the weekend of January 16-19, 2016. Indoors or outdoors.
Do you have to train? Not unless you want to ;)
What do you get? A t-shirt, a medal, and a participant bib/number to wear if you want.
Here's the EventBrite Invitation and join my CROCHET MOVES ME team. https://www.eventbrite.com/teams/1437753/
Register and use my friend discount for 10% off. (I don't profit, I just want to see you move!)
Here's more info:
FitFam, a Seattle-based startup building an online, turnkey platform for brands to host engaging virtual events. The service will officially launch on 11/10/15. People will be able to sign up for FitFam's first official event, the FitFam Challenge, and brands can learn more about how to host an event of their own.
FitFam creates and hosts virtual event experiences that inspire people -- of all ages and athletic abilties -- to live healthy and active. Participants commit to a fitness goal, connect with hundreds of others in a nationwide online community, get exclusive event merchandise, win awards and prizes, and benefit worthy causes.
In addition, FitFam virtual events allow brands to build brand loyalty through a unique experience, and increase their customer reach and engagement by empowering their fans to become vocal and passionate brand ambassadors.
WHAT MAKES A VIRTUAL EVENT UNIQUE
A virtual event is like your local 5K or marathon, but much more flexible -- participants can do on the event on their own time, with a gathering of friends or solo, and at a location of their choice.
Put another way, it’s a fun and easy, low-stress way to participate in a race -- not having to be at a specific location at 7am, while also connecting participants in a supportive, nationwide event community.
The experience has been popular with solo runners, friends, families (including kids and dogs!), and organizational groups alike -- proving to be a great way to get together, get out the door, and be active.
HOW A VIRTUAL EVENT WORKS
Participants pay around $35 to register for a themed, fitness-related virtual event -- often related to a fun holiday, pop culture favorite, and/or marketing campaign associated with a partner brand.
With this registration, participants get:
- invited to a participant-only website and social media community, where they can learn about and meet fellow participants nationwide
- exclusive swag in the mail to recognize their efforts and remember the experience
- the chance to win awards and prizes through photo contests and merit-based categories (e.g. fastest 5K finisher)
- lots of "feel-goods", knowing they: committed to and accomplished a goal, were part of a supportive and encouraging community of go-getters, and contributed to benefitting an non-profit cause related to the event’s theme.
Once the event weekend arrives, participants complete their activity (e.g. running, walking, or biking), submit their results online -- verified by their tracking app data -- and share their experience through photos and videos on social media.
Photo contest and merit-based award winners are also selected, winning prizes in the mail on top of merchandise given to all event participants.
FitFam works closely with organizations to design and execute a virtual event from start to finish, providing insightful guidance along the way and a thorough post-event summary about the event community.
Partner companies pay a per-event setup fee to initiate the project, then receive a split of registration and sponsorship dollars (if applicable) at the conclusion of the event.
And, lastly, FitFam and its partners make a collective donation with proceeds to a theme-related cause.
BACKGROUND ON FITFAM
THE MISSION AND SLOGAN
FitFam’s mission is, “To empower people to live a more healthy and active lifestyle.” FitFam’s slogan is, “Achieve your impossible.”
The name FitFam is a combination of the words “fitness” and (global) “family”. It's an inspiring, inclusive community of people helping one another improve one day at a time, with running and fitness as a vehicle.