It's a Child's Life Foundation (IACL) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit based out of Ada, OK driven by the desire to improve the lives of children through advocacy, education, support & love, no matter the cost. Alpha Omega Race Series (AORS) was created by IACL to fund private adoption through distance running. The selected mileage represents the beginning and end distance goals of the vast majority of runners (sorry ultra runners, we aren't ready for you just yet.). Adoption also has a beginning and end. It is journey, not a sprint or a one day event. Adoption is a long term commitment towards a goal, much like distance running. Both require planning, determination, patience, and embracing the process of refinement as we journey towards a destination. The beauty of the AORS is it can be done in your time and in your neighborhood during the 2018 calendar year. Because of our generous sponsors, 100% profits raised will go towards adoption fees. We hope to help MANY families complete their adoption. Details on adopting family qualifications are posted on www.itsachildslife.org.
Series and Mile Challenge Information:
1. Alpha Series ($35): Training for a half marathon? This is the race series for you! Runner must complete 5K, 10K, and half marathon distances within 2018 calendar year. Distances should be completed in 3 separate runs. Finishers receive a long sleeved, super soft cotton event shirt* and a 4 INCH custom medal.
2. Omega Series ($35): Training for a full marathon? This is your event! Runner must complete 25K, 35K, and full marathon distances. Distances should be completed in 3 separate runs. Finishers receive a long sleeved, super soft cotton event shirt* and a 4 INCH custom medal.
3. Alpha Omega Series ($45): Training for a full marathon and REALLY like medals? Look no further then this series. Runner must complete 5K, 10K, half marathon, 25K, 35K, and full marathon distances. Distances should be completed in 6 separate runs. Finishers receive a long sleeved, super soft cotton event shirt* and TWO 4 INCH custom medals.
4. Non-runner option for event shirt purchase ($25).
* = all apparel will be mailed after the completion of the selected race distances AND mile challenge
Participant need to know info:
1. ALL race series must be completed and sent to the race director in 2018.
2. Email the race director at email@example.com to log dates, miles, and finish times in order to receive finisher medals and event shirts (if running).
3. All virtual distances (not the entire series) must be completed in one day.
4. Running and/or walking specified distances are required. Biking said distance is not an option.
5. Participants may use either training runs and/or races as proof of distances covered.
6. Event shirts and medals will be mailed after distances completed and submitted to race director.
7. All runner apparel is neither refundable nor exchangeable.
8. See "orphans no more" tab on www.itsachildslife.org for more info regarding completed families via IACL events.
Children will be brought home to their forever families as participants help complete private adoptions through distance running. It's a win win.