JFK 50 Mile Charity Runner Information
To become one of the JFK 50 Mile Charity Runners you must do the following:
Fill-out a standard JFK 50 Mile entry form and return it along with the appropriate
entry processing fee.
A minimum donation of $500 (separate check or money order made out to the Cumberland
Valley Athletic Club) should accompany the entry form and appropriate entry processing
fee. If you are collecting separate donation checks from friends/family/co-workers/neighbors,
etc… the total of the donations submitted (together) must total a minimum of $500.
Officially your tax-deductible donation will be to the Cumberland Valley Athletic
Club --an IRS-recognized 501-3 (c). Every dime of your donation will be distributed
to the charities served by the JFK 50 Mile. You have the option of designating to
which charity/charities you would like to see the donation diverted, and in what
amounts. A list of those charities served by the JFK 50 Mile is available upon request.
Charity runners are granted the option of using the 5:00 a.m. start, but that is
only recommended if you are currently a 4:30-plus marathoner. If traveling at faster
than 15-to-16-minutes per mile pace (12:30 to 13:20 finishing pace) on the Appalachian
Trail section in the dark is not recommended --and is potentially very dangerous.
Only the first 100 charity runners will be accepted.