North Pole Jingle Bell Run

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by TSD, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. TSD

    TSD Adventurer Wannabe

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    I know this doesn't have much to do with moto adventure stuff, but thought I would throw it up here and see if there is any interest.

    I am doing a charity ride from Philadelphia to Prudhoe Bay (Alaska at least) to benefit Juvenile arthritis. Depart Philadelphia area June 10th and hope to make it to Dawson for the D2D. Goal was to raise $25,000 for the cause, but looks like I am falling way short... At about $4,000 now.

    Anyway, as it happens, the Alaska chapter of the Arthritis Foundation is holding their annual Jingle Bell Run on July 7 in North Pole AK. I have been invited to attend the event and encouraged to do the 5K - which I have agreed to do. I have also been asked to ride in the July 4 parade for the same cause. Might be fun to have a bunch of bikes in the parade.

    Thought that maybe with all of the activities up there this summer, there might be a few others who may want to participate in some way. Some thoughts on how riders up there might help:
    • Join me on the Jingle Bell Run July 4th
    • Contribute to the Ride. Link to the blog HERE
    • Join me in the July 4th Parade (if the powers get approval)

    Feel free to check out the Arthritis Foundation Alaska Chapter HERE. The contact info is there - Laura is the main contact. Hesitate listing e-mails here due to spammers.

    Please PM me with any suggestions or thoughts on how I might kick the fundraising in the butt - if possible.

    Oh, the ride is getting some coverage in AK - Link to a recent article in the Alaska Dispatch.

    Wide open to any ideas! Thanks!
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  2. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Sounds great! Maybe some of the Fairbanks riders would like to be in a parade. :wink:

    Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
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  3. TSD

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    Thanks for the donation Mark! All the details of the ride will be at the "Alaska Ride Blog". Subscribe to it if you want regular updates. Hope to have the SPOT up and running gas well.

    Jetting pretty excited and all of the planning is pretty well done. Sure to change once I am on the road, but for now pretty set.:D
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  4. AKBMW

    AKBMW Been here awhile

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  5. TSD

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    Yup - trying to work it in. Was thinking about Skagway then ferry to Haines, the up to Haines Junction. Might be able to get it in just before the D2D. Trip is very fluid, weather and time dependent.

    Thanks!
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