helping our community by giving back
We work with local businesses to produce festivals, athletic events, galas and other community events. We promote the events and fill volunteer positions. The volunteers all come from other local non-profit organizations. We pay these organizations an hourly wage for each hour their volunteers serve at our events.
We collect money through ticket sales, registrations, sponsorships, grants and donations. We use the money to cover event costs and pay the hourly volunteer wage to the organizations. Excess income is placed into a General Fund account. Money from the fund will be used to purchase running gear for children in our community.
We search for children's charities in the Madison area that are smaller and usually underfunded. We meet with them to verify the number of volunteers they can provide. If one organization can provide all of the volunteers, they become the sole charity of our event, otherwise we work with more than one charity for the event.
The 7th Annual Brat Fest Bun Run & Hot Dog Jog have become a tradition for many runners and dog owners. This event is part of The World's Largest Brat Fest, an event that has been in Madison, WI. for 36 years. Brat Fest has raised $1.75 million for local non-profits. Run Strong Madison contributes a portion of registration fees and sponsor money to the non-profits who volunteer at the event. Nearly 125 volunteer hours are required for this event.
The 5th Annual Bacon And Brews Beer Festival is a 21 and up event but raises money for several children's charities in Madison, WI. Each year, we partner with up to three different non-profits who provide volunteers for the event. We pay the volunteer hours to each of the organizations. Sponsor money and ticket sales also are used to pay the non-profits. Over 400 volunteer hours are required for this event.
Our largest event each year, the Rockin Chocolate Marathon requires over 125 volunteers. Non-profits provide the event with volunteers and receive payment for the volunteer's hours. Sponsor money and registration fees are used to pay for the volunteer hours. Nearly 750 volunteer hours are required for this event.