Go Further: We're donating $2 for every mile you go!

A generous group of donors has pledged to donate $2 for every mile you go (up to $800)! Learn more.

Run 4 Democracy

Saturday, October 3

1000 runners · 1 blue wave

As heard on the How We Win podcast.



Not everyone can run for office.

But everyone can Run4Democracy. Run or walk a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon wherever you happen to be on Saturday, October 3rd to help raise money for key races in the fight to turn Washington and America blue.

* We understand that running isn't possible or safe for everyone, but you can still donate or simply show your support using the hashtag #Run4Democracy.

How it Works:
Register. Donate. Run. Win.

1. Register for the distance that works for you.
Challenge yourself to complete a 5K, 10K, half, or full marathon—we'll help you do it!

2. Donate $50 to our Swing Left campaign.*
Just 1,000 donors will help us reach our $50,000 goal.

3. On October 3rd, run (or walk, or roll, or pogo-stick) to show your support.
Wherever you are, wear a blue shirt and help create a (literal) blue wave.

4. Take that momentum to the voting booth.
Vote on November 3rd and encourage others to do the same!

Go further: $2 for Each Mile

Just in case you needed that extra push, for every mile completed on October 3, $2 will be donated! (Up to $800 total...and counting...that's 400 collective miles!)

There are 3 easy ways to get your miles counted:
- Join our Strava group and log your activity on October 3
- Post a picture on social media and tell us your mileage with the hashtag #Run4Democracy and tag us @run4democracy
- Email us and let us know how far you went

Give

Don't want to run (or walk, bike, or roll) but still want to help the cause?

Simply donate to our Swing Left campaign and help us reach our $50,000 goal.

Remember, 100% of your donation goes to the Democratic campaigns that need it most.



Trump and McConnell have to go

Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and their cronies are pillaging this country. We need a blue wave this November if we hope to build America into the country we know it can be.

Run4Democracy aims to kick-start Democratic momentum with a literal blue wave of runners, walkers, and supporters across America on October 3rd—one month before the most important election of our lifetimes.

Every cent we raise goes directly to crucial campaigns across the country that need our support.

Running is hard, but we want to show the GOP that we aren't afraid to do what it takes to get rid of them.

Ready to make it happen? Register or sponsor someone today!

Run4Democracy Non-Profit: Swing Left

Where Your Money Goes

All proceeds go to Swing Left's National Impact Fund, which distributes 100% of your donation to the most important races across the country.

From Swing Left: "There are must-win races for Democrats up and down the ballot in 2020. Support them all, including the White House, Senate, and key state legislatures, with one donation—100% of which will go to the candidates."

Run4Democracy Logo

Andy contemplating what he's signed up for.

I don't like running. But I hate what Republicans are doing to this country.

My name is Andy. I am not a runner.

But I've always liked the idea of completing a marathon, just to say I'd done it.

With nearly every race this year canceled due to the pandemic, I had an idea: What if I ran a marathon by myself, and simply donated the money I would have spent on registration to a good cause?

Then I had another thought: What if I wasn't the only one?

With that, Run4Democracy was born: A nationwide commitment to doing something for ourselves and for our country.

I've started training for my first marathon - follow my progress on Twitter and Instagram.



Corporate Sponsorships

Get your brand in front of customers who share your values.

3 ways to help:

1. Become a blue wave shirt sponsor
Help us create a literal blue wave on October 3rd by sponsoring blue shirts for every participant.

2. Provide swag for our runners
Send discount codes, promotional material, or swag to runners all across the country to thank them for saving democracy.

3. Match donations
Match funds donated to our Swing Left campaign to help us reach our $50,000 goal.

Become a Podcast Partner

We are curating a special Run4Democracy "Go the Extra Mile Podcast Playlist" to inspire our runners on October 3rd.
We'd love to add you to the lineup!

What We'll Do:

1. Add your podcast to our Go the Extra Mile Podcast Playlist.

2. Share your podcast with all our runners and followers leading up to October 3rd.

What you'll Do:

1. Select an episode to add to the playlist (maybe the one right before October 3rd).

2. Give a special shoutout to our runners during that podcast!



What is this thing anyway?

What is Run4Democracy?
A distributed run/walk to raise money for Democrats running for office in 2020.

When is it?
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. Exactly one month before Election Day.

Where does it happen?
Anywhere and everywhere! It's up to you. Just wear any blue shirt and post on social media using #Run4Democracy.

How far is the run/walk?
We are all about choice here. Go as far as you'd like. We recommend doing a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon...but once again, its up to you!

Do I have to run?
Absolutely not. You can walk, bike, swim, roll, or pogo stick. Participate however you feel comfortable.

How much does it cost to participate?
We suggest a Swing Left donation of $50. That's a quarter the cost of the Boston Marathon...and 100% goes to Democrats running for office. But we appreciate anything you're able to give!

I'm convinced. Now what?

How do I register?
Step 1: Register here.
Step 2: Donate to our Swing Left campaign.
Don't worry, this is all explained again when you register!

How much should I donate?
We suggest you donate $50. If 1,000 people donate that amount, we'll raise $50,000 for Democrats! But of course we appreciate anything you're able to give.

Where does my donation go?
100% of your donation goes directly to Democrats running for critical seats up and down the ballot. The donations are handled by Swing Left. Read more about why we chose them here.

I want to do more!

How else can I support this effort?
1. Simply donate to our Swing Left campaign.
2. Like, follow, and share #Run4Democracy with all your friends.
3. Know a company or podcast who might want to help, send them our way!

How can I connect with other runners?
Join our Strava club and Facebook group. And invite your friends!

How can I follow your progress and stay connected to Run4Democracy?
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or sign up for our weekly newsletter

Who should I contact with further questions?
Simple. Send Andy an email at Run4Democracy2020@gmail.com.

How can my organization get involved?

How can my company support the cause?
We're actively looking for corporate sponsors to match donor funds or sponsor shirts and swag for our runners. Join in on the fun....and register yourself while you're at it.

Are there any opportunities for podcasts to get involved?
Yes! We are curating special Run4Democracy playlists to inspire our runners. We'd love to add your podcast to the lineup.

I'm an athlete/politician/celebrity/influencer and I'd like to rep #Run4Democracy. Is that cool?
Duh. Use #Run4Democracy on social media. Or send us an email at Run4Democracy2020@gmail.com to learn more about how you can get involved.

We'd like to feature you in an upcoming story. Who should we talk to?
Awesome. I'm glad you found us.
For all media inquiries: send us an email at Run4Democracy2020@gmail.com.


Get Involved in the 2020 Election

We are getting closer and closer to the November 2020 election, which is arguably the most important election in our lifetime. There is so much at stake, not to mention that the election will take place during a global pandemic, and it can be overwhelming to figure out how to get involved. The resources in this guide span both the presidential election, as well as down ballot races. Please use this guide to get involved in organizing and voter registration - every day, and every vote, counts!

Thanks to the amazing Alyssa Block for putting this together!


Vote!

Running 4 Democracy is be fun, but it means nothing if those of us who can don't get out and vote on November 3rd.

Not sure whether you're registered or just want to double check (great idea!)? Check your registration here.