FAQs : Team Shrinking Jeans

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Must I be a runner? No! You do not have to be a runner, or have participated in racing of any form to join our team. The majority of our team in 2010 were first-time half-marathoners. You can train to run, walk, or a combination of both. Our Coach will provide a custom training plan that is tailored to your goals!

I don’t know any of the other team members! We will all get to know each other during the training season through emails, etc. Don’t worry about this! A majority of our 2010 team had never met in real life before we arrived in San Diego for our race in June.

Do I have to do the race in San Diego? No. This year we are opening it up for participants to register for ANY half or full marathon on June 5th! We will still train and fundraise together virtually. Of course, we would love to meet you in real life, so we really, REALLY hope you will be in San Diego with Christy and I!

Must I fundraise? Yes. Everyone on team: shrinking jeans will be asked to try and raise a minimum amount of money. One of the main principles of our team is making a difference. That takes money, yo.

Don’t worry! We will help you every step of the way. Whether you need to brainstorm new fundraising ideas, tips, or just a little encouragement, we are just an email or phone call away!

Who are we fundraising for? An amazing organization called charity: water. 100% of the donations we collect will go to providing clean water for areas that have the greatest need. It takes $5,000 to fund one well for one village. How many wells can our team provide? I am beyond excited to see the difference we can make in people’s lives.

Is my airfare and hotel covered? You will be responsible for your own travel and accommodations. 100% the money we raise in 2011 will go directly to help the villages in developing nations attain clean water. Once the team is formed, we will negotiate a group rate at one of the hotels near the race course.

What if I want to do a full marathon? Are you crazy? I mean, go for it! Our Coach will provide you with a custom training plan for your race goal.

Who is Coach Joe? The fearless coach of our team for the second year in a row. He successfully managed to get 14 of us across that finish line in 2010. Quite simply, he rocks. Read more from Coach Joe at his site, running advice and news.

More Q & As will be added as needed! Email us at [email protected] if you have a specific issue or question you would like us to address!

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