CORE Foundation’s Exec Director, Taralyn Kohler, talks to Competitor RUNNING News…

Recently, Kimberly Dawn Neumann interviewed our Tara Kohler for her article, How to Organize a Charity Race from Start to Finish.

Tara discusses the important aspects of charity race planning that need to be considered, and how support from a 501(c)3 nonprofit like CORE Foundation can be essential for event success. Tara stated,

“Creating a race to raise money for charity is an incredible way to mesh a competitive athlete’s drive with their desire to help others and fundraising extends the race experience beyond personal achievement,” said Taralyn Tharp Kohler, Executive Director of the CORE Foundation, a social entrepreneur non-profit which mentors leaders looking to raise money and make a difference through athletic events. “It’s a great way not only to encourage training accountability but also exercise participation while raising funds and awareness for a cause that athletes are passionate about.”

CORE Foundation helps great events like Amy’s Amigos’ Be AMYazing! Reston Youth Triathlon and the Reston Sprint Triathlon raise funds for The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation and Cornerstones, respectively.
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Susan Calderon Races to Help Cornerstones

The 2016 Reston Sprint Triathlon was the first triathlon that I participated in. I’m so glad that it was my first race, because it was such a friendly one. All the volunteers were very supportive, and the staff offered a lot of pre-race information and encouragement as well. I recommend the Reston Sprint for all first-timers!

The Reston Sprint launched me on a personal path to self-empowerment (I’ve since participated in longer length triathlons) and so, it’s time for me to share that experience. The CORE Foundation provides help to other organizations who want to help people, has sponsored the Reston Sprint since it began, in 2007. I am raising money for Cornerstones, one of the orgs that the CORE Foundation helps.

“Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services.”

In my life, I have been fortunate to have the economic resources necessary to reach out and participate in empowering experiences. So, I am asking my friends to support me by supporting The Sprint and Cornerstones. If you are fortunate, as I am, to have the resources necessary to take care of yourself and your loved ones, will you help me raise funds for those who are not as fortunate as we? Thank you! Look for an update on Reston Sprint 2018 after race day, June 3rd.

Please help Susan to Race with Purpose by donating to her fundraising campaign for Cornerstones.

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