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Run for the Environment

Join the 2012 Chicago Half Marathon or 5k team!
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Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 2:05pm


On September 9, 2012, the Illinois Environmental Council Young Professionals Board will conduct its second annual Run for the Environment as part of the Chicago Half-Marathon and 5K.  And we're recruiting people just like you to run for a cleaner, greener future.  

Think you can do it?  We think so.  It's easy -- First, just follow the simple directions here to sign up for the race and set up your fundraising page.  Don't think you can run a half-marathon?  No problem; sign up for the 5K instead. Second, be sure to join our Run for the Environment Facebook page to keep updated on the latest race information, training advice, and fun activities for our runners.  Third, start training for your race and getting your family, friends, and colleagues to donate in support of your run!!  

Through partnering with, we're making it easy.  All you'll have to do is send out the link to your personal donation page and we'll take care of the rest.  We'll even provide support for your fundraising and award prizes for our best fundraisers.  If you can raise over $500, we'll pay your race registration fee.  

The money you'll raise will go to an incredibly important cause.  The Illinois Environmental Council has served as the eyes, ears, and voice of the Illinois environmental community for 37 years.  IEC's coalition of over sixty environmental organizations fought hard together this Spring for funding to keep our state parks open, for common-sense regulations on hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking"), and for tighter environmental controls on commercial agricultural pollution.

These battles can't be won without collecting the resources to make our voices heard.  That's why we're calling on you to join us in our Run for the Environment.  We want you to step to the plate and be an environmental leader.  

Think you're up to the challenge?  Sign up today!! 

-- The Illinois Environmental Council Young Professionals Board

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