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Fundraising Opportunity for USQ with Potterhead Running Club

USQ has been selected as the charity partner for Potterhead Running Club’s third virtual run of 2021, the Chaser 15 Mile. Proceeds from registration fees and event shirts will be donated back to USQ.

Potterhead Running Club (PHRC) is an online global fandom community of over 70,000 runners. They are dedicated to promoting positive personal health while supporting charities through virtual running events. USQ has been designated as the charity partner for their third virtual run of the year, the Chaser 15 Mile. A portion of the revenue from registration fees and event shirts will be donated back to USQ. 

Registration for the virtual run opens Saturday, April 3, and goes through May 2. It costs $27 to sign up. All registrants will receive a custom finisher’s medal, neck ribbon, and a personalized custom digital bib. There’s no deadline to finish the 15 miles. However, PHRC is hosting a special ‘run day’ on April 25 for anyone who would like to join in. 

The medal and event shirt for the Chaser 15 Mile

In October 2021, registration for this event and the event-specific shirts will once again be available during PHRC’s Time Turner event. The Time Turner event is a second-chance event that allows participants the opportunity to catch up on PHRC events they have missed earlier in the year.

"Being a charity partner is an incredible opportunity for USQ, and I’m so grateful to the staff of Potterhead Running Club for selecting us. These funds will provide much needed financial support for next season, enabling us to continue to serve players, coaches, referees, snitches, and more as we gear up to having in-person events again," said Executive Director Mary Kimball.

To help illustrate the impact of the partnership and introduce quidditch to the PHRC community, USQ has produced a new video.

Learn more about Potterhead Running Club on their website. They also have an ‘about us’ video, available here.

Registration Contest

The region with the most sign-ups for the running event will get their own custom line of merch later in the spring, featuring the region logo. For the purposes of this contest, the West and the Northwest will be competing in one group, marked West/Northwest on the sign-up form. 

To count as an entry for your region, be sure to answer the question 'How did you learn about this event' on the sign-up form and select the appropriate response.

PHRC_event_sign_up_contest

How To Support USQ

Besides registering for the virtual run, people can support USQ by sharing the impact video and also encouraging friends to sign-up themselves. 

Also, we are seeking quidditch community members who are willing to serve as ambassadors of the sport to the PHRC community. If you are interested in this, please contact Executive Director Mary Kimball, mary.kimball@usquidditch.org, and she will send you more information on how to get connected. 

USQ will also be hosting a live Q&A with Brian Biggs, the CEO of PHRC’s parent company, Random Tuesday, later in April, which will be open to the public. 

Questions

For questions about USQ, email info@usquidditch.org. For questions about how to sign up for the run and other Potterhead Running Club related inquiries, check out PHRC’s FAQ on their website or contact support@rantue.org.