2015 Relay for Life of San Ramon

We’ve formed a team for this years Relay for Life of San Ramon. What is Relay?

  • Organized, overnight community fundraising walk
  • Teams of people camp out around a track
  • Members of each team take turns walking around the track
  • Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie
  • Family-friendly environment for the entire community

Because it’s a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it’s so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave! Check out their website, or watch the video below to learn more about it.

We’re looking to have at least 48 walkers over the course of 24 walkers so we can always have someone on the track, and for the majority of the time they will have someone to walk with. Interested in joining our team to fight against cancer, and promote an active lifestyle? Visit our Relay Team page to join.

Relay for Life is offering a 2015 Relay for Life HOPE t-shirt for each team member that raises $100. Donate $50 directly to Synergia as part of our fundraising efforts and we will throw in a Synergia T-shirt, and donate $30 to the Relay for Life cause.

3-mile Group Run/Walk

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Road Runner Sports has given us an amazing opportunity to grow our fundraising and outreach efforts. If we are able to put together 4 run/walks leaving from either their Berkeley or Concord store locations and have a minimum of 20 people attend each event, they will donate $1000 to Synergia! Not only are they offering this generous donation, but on the day of each event they will provide post-run bagels, coffee and orange juice, and their staff will analyze your gait to help find the perfect shoe for you. All attendees will also receive 10% off their purchase, VIP members will get 20% off.

Our first event is this Saturday at 9am from their Berkeley store. Whether you want to run the full 3 miles, or have a nice relaxing walk with the family and a four-legged friend, stop by to show your support. Road Runner Sports is supplying post-event bagels, coffee, and orange juice, and their staff will be available for gait analysis to help you find the perfect shoe.

RSVP here, or feel free to just swing by.

Share your story and get involved.

As 2015 continues and we have launched the Half Million Million Mile Pledge and, very soon, a Kickstarter campaign, we are looking for individuals to help us in a number of roles. All positions are unpaid, but work completed can be used as a tax write-off if desired. For more information visit the Volunteer page.

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We are also looking to share your stories about why being healthy and fit is important. Or, if you’re looking to make a change and are taking your first few steps, why do you want to make this change? We’d love to hear your stories.

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Thank you!

We just wanted to say a quick thank you to all of you that are following our blog! We hope you’ve had a great holiday season so far. What are some of your health and fitness plans for the coming year?

Stay tuned for some very exciting updates on our end including the list of races we’re participating in, how we’re going to reach our Half Million Mile goal, and officially launch our Kickstarter campaign. We’re finalizing our video in the studio tomorrow, December 27 and can’t wait to show you the results.

Have a great and safe weekend! Remember that you too have the power to change the world one mile at a time.

Volunteers Needed

We’re looking for volunteers for the following positions:

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Visit our Volunteers page for more details on each position. Contact breanna@synergiaeffect.org if you’re interested making a difference, and ending 2014 and starting 2015 on a great note.

New Partnership with Road Runner Sports

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Exciting news! We’ve partnered with Road Runner Sports of Berkeley and Concord! A little about them:

In September, 1983, Michael Gotfredson, fondly referred to as Mike G. or Chief Runner, founded Road Runner Sports to provide sports minded people like you with an alternative; the ability to buy quality fitness products at great prices. Back then, Road Runner Sports was just a garage space in Del Mar, California and on the first day of business, the lone employee took seven orders. 

Road Runner Sports now has distribution centers in San Diego, California, and Columbus, Ohio. Additionally, we have neighborhood retail stores throughout California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey, Georgia and Virginia, with more on the way! Road Runner Sports’ size and locations may have changed, but the one thing that remains constant is our commitment to you, our customers, and your passion for running and fitness.

We’re working out a number of details and future events. One of the events we’re working with are their weekly group runs.

Make new running friends and earn FREE gear with Road Runner Sports Berkeley! Join us for a fun run from the store every Thursday at 6pm. The course will run along the Ohlone Greenway – a great route with limited traffic. All paces are welcome. Make sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight for the winter months and a water bottle if needed. Grab a Frequent Runner Card at any run to earn FREE gear and stay tuned for special runs throughout the year, including treats, giveaways and visits from your favorite vendors. RSVP here.

Keep following us for updates on group runs, sale opportunities, and other events. It’s one step closer to changing the the world one mile at a time!

2015 Half Million Mile Pledge

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We are very excited to announce one of our largest projects we have decided to take on in 2015. Team Synergia would like to introduce you to it’s Half a Million Mile Pledge. As a team the Synergia Effect Athletes will collectively run and walk a Half Million Miles within the next year. That’s just over 20 times around the world!

The Half Million Miles begins on January 1, 2015!! You will be able to follow us on our Facebook page. You will also be able to follow our progress on the website once it has been completed.

We currently have a team of 5 athletes working to reach this goal. Our goal is to develop a team of 200 athletes throughout the year. Our goal is to use this pledge as a way to raise the funds needed to build our mobile app, and to support our own cause in supporting individuals and medical/health organizations in financial need.

For every $1 raised we will give 20 cents to those in need.

So how can you get involved? We are reaching out to businesses and individuals to do a number of things either pledge a lump-sum amount, or pledge on a per mile basis.

Whether you are able to donate $10 for the entire year, or $1 per mile, you will be supporting us, the child in need of an inhaler or crutches, or a family with unplanned medical bills.

We have athletes scheduled to do a number of events including:

Ragnar Road Race: 202-mile 12-man team relay event Huntington Beach to San Diego, CA

Ragnar Trail Race: 200-mile ULTRA 4-man team relay in Zion National Park

Bay to Breakers: 10K Race in San Francisco, CA

Brazen New Years 5K   Lake Chabot, CA

Livermore Half Marathon Livermore, CA

The Town’s Half Marathon  Oakland, CA

Tough Mudder: Los Angeles, CA

Pending events include:

Seattle Half Marathon Seattle, WA

Nike Women’s Half Marathon  San Francisco, CA

Whether we are running a race or doing a recovery walk with a pet want to support and promote healthy living.

For every dollar you sponsor an athlete Synergia will put 20% towards an organization or individual in financial need. Help us on our Half Million Mile goal and support us on our journey.