Ventures Endurance Announces Alliance with GoFundMe
May 24, 2022
GoFundMe named official fundraising platform for Ventures Endurance Events
McLean, VA – May 24, 2022/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Ventures Endurance, part of Gannett‘s USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures today announced GoFundMe, the trusted leader in online fundraising, as the official giving platform for Endurance Events. The Fargo Marathon which ended on May 21, 2022 was the inaugural event with RAGBRAI, Santa Rosa Marathon and the Detroit Marathon in succession where event participants will have the ability to fundraise for worthy causes and organizations on GoFundMe.
GoFundMe’s provides the Ventures Endurance community a seamless experience raising funds and awareness for non-profits across the country, uniting participants with a common goal and purpose.
“We know how important giving back is to our Endurance Athlete Community and as a collective group what a difference they can make,” said Kaitlyn Greenleaf, Vice President, USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures Endurance. “The GoFundMe alliance will make it easier for our racers to make an even larger impression when giving back to organizations they race for and support.”
“The Endurance Athlete Community has demonstrated the collective power of people coming together to help others which is closely aligned to our mission,” said Musa Tariq, GoFundMe CMO. “Our alliance with Ventures Endurance allows athletes to maximize their impact to uplift and support their communities and the causes that matter to them.”
Ventures Endurance’s mission is to create the best-in-class racing experience for the running, cycling and obstacle course racing communities in the U.S. With over 115 events attracting over 500,000 participants from nationally touring race series like Rugged Maniac and Hot Chocolate 15K/5K to small-town races in New England, Ventures Endurance offers participants of all experience levels a chance to challenge and enjoy themselves at our world-class courses and unmatched post-race festivities. Ventures Endurance’s other flagship events include RAGBRAI, Statesman Cap 10K, and the DC Wonder Woman Run Series.
ABOUT USA TODAY NETWORK VENTURES
USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures, part of Gannett Co, Inc., creates impactful consumer engagements and experiences through world-class events, promotions, races, and technology. We strive to exceed expectations, create unforgettable memories and drive value for our partners while leveraging our reputable institutions, including USA TODAY and more than 250 local media brands. Our portfolio includes the largest high school sports recognition program in the country, USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, and other celebrated brands including the Official Community’s Choice Awards, American Influencer Awards, Rugged Maniac, Hot Chocolate 15k/5k, Blockbuster Bucket List sweepstakes, Amazing Teachers contest and more. Our events are managed with our proprietary ticketing and registration platform, EnMotive. The events and promotions that we build inspire pride in local communities and connect local and national businesses with highly engaged audiences. We are an industry leader and drive results from coast to coast.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally-focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer Prize-winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 45 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 150 local news media brands. Gannett also owns digital marketing services companies branded LOCALiQ, and runs one of the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.
Since 2010, GoFundMe has become a trusted global leader in online fundraising, helping to raise and deliver more than $17 billion from over 200 million donations. Our vision is to become the most helpful place in the world. To learn more, visit us at GoFundMe.com and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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