Spring It On! 2019 AABCF Challenge
This April, the AABC Foundation is saying Spring It On! Join us on a virtual marathon through the DC area as we fund raise to advance the birth center model and improve maternity care in the U.S.
The virtual race starts on April 1st and you’ll have until the end of the month to complete the 26.2 mile route, meaning you don't need to run a full marathon in one go; you can do a mile a day or whatever suits you best. A virtual race can be completed from any location you choose; at the gym, walking the dog, or even at another race. This is an all-exercise race, so you can participate in other physical activities, like cycling, yoga, HIIT training, or whatever gets you active to get your ‘miles’ in. Read more about the Race Guidelines in the About Section.
Sign up as a racer, and as you move along the route, you’ll pass different points of interest; many with significance for the birth center model of care. Click on each red pindrop to read about that location and our sponsors.
This virtual marathon will begin at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and visit points of interest in the Smithsonian area, before heading into northern Virginia to visit a few parks and BirthCare & Women’s Health in Alexandria. The route then dives into downtown D.C. going east to Community of Hope’s Family Health and Birth Center, then back to the National Mall. But since this is a virtual race, you never have to step foot in D.C. itself! Click here to view the route.
If you finish the route with time to spare, keep logging miles and run the route again! Challenge yourself!
Want another challenge? Reach out to your family, friends, co-workers, peers, and more to back you in the race by making a contribution. Be the most-backed racer and raise the most funds!
Check out our Racer Resources!
The March for Moms Association is a non-partisan, solution-oriented 501c3 nonprofit that advocates for the best possible health and well-being of all mothers. On May 11, 2019 we are organizing a rally on the National Mall in D.C. that will curate original voices from extraordinary people working towards solutions to produce a safer and more equitable maternal health system. Our goal is to highlight solutions that will end maternal mortality, improve access to high quality and equitable care, and broaden support for the challenges of early parenting.
Southern Cross Insurance Solutions/Ann Geisler was formed to concentrate on meeting the expanding insurance needs of midwives and birth centers countrywide. The Midwife Plan is available to members of AABC, ACNM, MANA and NACPM. Coverage is tailored to meet your needs regardless of location of practice including home birth, birth center and hospital. Additionally, we provide coverage for physicians and other healthcare professions, including midwifery schools.
Warm Up Sponsor
Opened in 1982, The Midwife Center is the only licensed, freestanding birth center in Western Pennsylvania. In 2000, The Midwife Center incorporated as an independent non-profit practice and has worked since then to increase public awareness of the many benefits of its services and raise additional funds to create innovative programs for people who experience barriers to care and expand programs to mentor new healthcare professionals. It completed a capital campaign in 2017 to expand its facility and become the largest birth center in the U.S.
Challenge Registration Fees
Challenge Tier $14
Register for just the race challenge.
Challenge + Swag Tier $28
Register for the challenge and receive the Spring It On 2019 Tee!
Swag Tier will be contacted after registration for shirt size and mailing address.
All racers receive a digital numbered bib that you can share on social media. You can cheer your fellow racers on and share your progress and accomplishments with your friends.
Tee orders must be registered/placed by April 1st, 2019.
Didn’t register at the Swag Tier, but want to get the shirt now? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in sponsorship opportunities?
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Download and print our pdf flyers to hang in your business, at your local gym, in your favorite yoga studio, and more! Click on the picture of the desired flyer to download.