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January 19, 2014

The Ronan Thompson Foundation is excited to be an Official Charity of the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona - Marathon and 1/2! Want to Run Like Rockstar with us?

Here's what you need to know:

How Do I Register? 
It is very important that you register through us! Please visit https://fundly.com/run-like-a-rockstar-p-f-chang-s-2014-rock-n-roll-arizona-marathon Click the yellow REGISTER button. Once your registration is complete, you will have access to your very own custom fundraising site where you can upload photos, share your story and tell your friends and family why you are raising money. Everyone who receives this link, can easily donate and help you raise your minimum goal of $1000!

After you have registred through https://fundly.com/run-like-a-rockstar-p-f-chang-s-2014-rock-n-roll-arizona-marathon you will need to submit a runners form to the foundation. Either an online or printable form can be accessed at this link https://ronan3.wufoo.com/forms/2014-pf-changas-rock-ana-roll-arizona-a-marathon/ .

How Much is it to Register
The registration fee is $165

How Much Money Do I Need to Raise?
To join us and RUN LIKE A ROCKSTAR, the minimum fundraising requirement is $1,000.

Can I Choose the Full or Half Marathon?
Yes!

What if I don't live in Arizona or can't run the marathon, but still want to participate and help raise money?
You can register as a "Virtual Runner" and choose to either "run" the full marathon and raise $1000 or the 1/2 marathon and make a commitment to raise $500. Both options will allow you to set up your custom fundraising site!

Will I Get A T-Shirt?
Of Course! (And it will be rad.)

How do I train?
We recommend you check with the experts: Hal Higdon Marathon Training
for a suggested training schedule. As a registered runner, you'll also receive helpful information, mileage calendars and invitations to local training activities and group runs. You are NOT alone in this and we are here to help encourage you in every way possible!

Can I Register as a Team? 
Sure! Each member needs to raise the $1,000 minimum. 

If My Team or I Raise Crazy Money, Is There a Prize?
Now that you ask, yes! Prizes for top fundraisers are a secret.  And they're awesome.

I Have Another Question!
Send us an email

Follow us on Twitter @RunLikeRockstar

October 26, 2013

Run to Fight Childhood Cancer graphic banner

We've partnered with our friends Max's Ring of Fireand Grand Canyon University to bring the Run to Fight Children's Cancer to San Diego!

 

Help Ronan's Rockstars raise $20,000, and achieve the goal of raising $50,000 total at the inaugural San Diego Run to Fight Childhood Cancer!

Since its inception in 2011, the Run to Fight Children's Cancer has raised $174,000 through three events in Arizona with over 5,000 participants. Proceeds from the race directly benefit nonprofit organizations that help children and families dealing with cancer. With the goal to expand and make this race available in more states, Grand Canyon University is bringing the run to California, where it will benefit Max's Ring of Fire and The Ronan Thompson Foundation.

The name Ronan may sound familiar to you, as he was the inspiration for the Taylor Swift song of the same name that the singer/songwriter performed at 2012's Stand Up To Cancer benefit, which also went on to become a #1 single on iTunes. Co-written by Ronan's mom Maya Thompson, a fierce and fiery advocate for children's cancer funding, you can read a NY TImes article about Ronan, Maya, and Taylor here.

What's included in my 5K and/or Family Fun Run registration?

  • Official race Dri-FIT shirt
  • Commemorative medal
  • Gold shoelaces (gold is the color childhood cancer!)
  • Goodie bag
  • All cancer survivors will receive a special gift when registering for the Cancer Survivors Walk!

All registration fees are donated directly to Max's Ring of Fire, and The Ronan Thompson Foundation

General Info

  • October 26, 2013
  • NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA 92106
  • 5K start time: 8:30 a.m.
  • 1 mile family run start time: 9:15 a.m
  • Cancer survivors' walk: 9:45 a.m.

The Run to Fight Children's Cancer features family entertainment, including arts and crafts, music, jump castles, clowns, professional sports team mascots, and more!

Register Now! Enter code 'RONAN' and receive $5 off each registrant!

Run and Raise Funds with Ronan's Rockstars!

Read our handy and easy to use instructions below to register for the race under Ronan's Rockstars and/or fundraise for the event. You can run and fundraise, run without fundraising, fundraise without running, etc.  We'd love to have you on our team any ol' way that interests you!

Register Now! Enter code 'RONAN and receive $5 off each registrant!

How to Register for Team Ronan in the Run to Fight Children's Cancer

  • http://www.runtofightcancer.com/
  • Select San Diego
  • In the purple ribbon select Register
  • Scroll down and select Register Online Now!
  • Select 5K & Family Fun Run
  • Fill in registration form
  • When you get to Team Participation (optional) please select Ronan's Rockstars - password is RONAN
  • Coupon Code: RONAN for $5 off each registration
  • You will need to complete these steps above for each person you are registering.

How to Create a Fundraising Page for Ronan's Rockstars in the Run to Fight Children's Cancer

Continue to spread the word about this event by helping us raise even more money through fundraising!

  • http://www.runtofightcancer.com/ 
  • Select San Diego 
  • In the purple ribbon hover over Race Info and select Fundraising
  • Start your individual or team fundraising by clicking here.
  • This will direct you to the main fundraising campaign created for the entire event. You can select Join This Cause at the very top, or Create Your Page under the photo banner.
  • Register a new account if you have not used GroupRev before.
  • Under Join: Select Team , Select Ronan's Rockstars and then create your page.
  • Your total funds raised during this campaign will tally into the Ronan's Rockstars Campaign goal of $20,000, which in turn will tally into the overall campaign goal of $50,000.

Register Now! Enter code 'RONAN' and receive $5 off each registrant!

Please note that registering for the Run and setting up a fundraising page are two completely separate things. You can run and fundraise, run without fundraising, fundraise without running, etc.! They each operate independently of each other.

Download the poster and spread the word!

September 14, 2013

11 am - 2 pm

Help JSK TaeKwonDo KICK Cancer for Ronan!

Get your pledges and do as many kicks as you can in 20 minutes!

Sign up for a Kicking Time and get your donation packet at the front counter today!

All proceeds go to the Ronan Thompson Foundation

Donate today

September 1, 2013



DONATE TODAY

It's May. May is the month that we renew our commitment to our cause. It is the month of Ronan's birth, and the anniversary of his death. Last year, Maya, our Founder, was fundraising for to run a marathon without training. She impressed us all with her determination and success. This year, not even a month ago, the Thompsons welcomed the arrival of their baby girl, Poppy Ronan Thompson. There will be no marathons without training. Instead, to kick off our May fundraising, a wonderful man, Jim Fry, is doing a crazy thing to benefit the Foundation. He is riding in Haute Route, a 7 day bike race through mountains and many hundreds of miles in Ronan's name. And by no coincidence, the race takes place in September, at the very beginning of Pediatric Cancer Awareness month.

Follow his journey here and support him with donations.

January 20, 2013

The Ronan Thompson Foundation is excited to be an Official Charity of the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona - Marathon and 1/2! Want to Run Like Rockstar with us?

Here's what you need to know:

How Do I Register? 
It is very important that you register through us! Please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/theRonanThompsonFoundation/rockstar-run Click the Green REGISTER button. Once your registration is complete, you will have access to your very own custom fundraising site where you can upload photos, share your story and tell your friends and family why you are raising money. Everyone who receives this link, can easily donate and help you raise your minimum goal of $1000!

How Much is it to Register
The registration fee is $165

How Much Money Do I Need to Raise?
To join us and RUN LIKE A ROCKSTAR, the minimum fundraising requirement is $1,000.

Can I Choose the Full or Half Marathon?
Yes!

What if I don't live in Arizona or can't run the marathon, but still want to participate and help raise money?
You can register as a "Virtual Runner" and choose to either "run" the full marathon and raise $1000 or the 1/2 marathon and make a commitment to raise $500. Both options will allow you to set up your custom fundraising site!

Will I Get A T-Shirt?
Of Course! (And it will be rad.)

You can also buy a Run Like a Rockstar t-shirt!

How do I train?
We recommend you check with the experts: Hal Higdon Marathon Training
for a suggested training schedule. As a registered runner, you'll also receive helpful information, mileage calendars and invitations to local training activities and group runs. You are NOT alone in this and we are here to help encourage you in every way possible!

Can I Register as a Team? 
Sure! Each member needs to raise the $1,000 minimum. 

If My Team or I Raise Crazy Money, Is There a Prize?
Now that you ask, yes! Prizes for top fundraisers are a secret.  And they're awesome.

I Have Another Question!
Send us an email

Follow us on Twitter @RunLikeRockstar


October 28, 2012

Join us for the first annual Body Lab Pilates-a-thon. Beginning at 7 a.m., our Pilates instructors will lead participants in a 50-minute class designed for students of all levels. This five-hour event will include five 50-minute long classes, each starting on the hour. Members and non-members can sign up for as many classes as they like, with a commitment of raising, or donating, a minimum of $250 per class that they attend.

No experience is necessary, but be prepared for the most dynamic heart pounding, shirt drenching workout you have ever had!

How to Register


Date

Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Location

The Body Lab
Phoenix, Arizona

Contact

Rachel Forman
602.840.2885

Enlisting pilates to fight childhood cancer


October 13, 2012

2107 E Camelback Road
Suite A-18
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Join us Saturday, October 13th from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. for a workshop forcused on Pranayama breathing, alignment and arm balances. The workshop is $40 and 100% of the funds collected will be donated directly to The Ronan Thompson Foundation.

Post-wrokshop, joing us for a complimentary wine and cheese courtesy of Postino Wine Cafe.

To thank you for your love and support for Rockstar Ronan, the studio is offering 20% off all merchandise sold that evening to workshop attemdees.

Space is limited and filling up fast! To register for the workshop, visit the front desk at the studio of call 602-374-3055.


September 29, 2012


Join us as Charisma Carpenter Hosts the GOLD PARTY
Benefiting the Ronan Thompson Foundation

Music by DJ MOM JEANS
Silent Auction BY Charity Benefits Unlimited

Purchase Tickets at Wscottsdaletickets.com

W Scottsdale
7277 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale AZ, 85251

RSVP
For VIP table reservations contact VIP@triyar.com or 602-405-0099

View media coverage from the event

Good as Gold - AZ Foothills November 2012
AZ Central
Arizona Foothills - Gallery 1
Arizona Foothills - Gallery 2

The Ronan Thompson Foundation Presents - THE GOLD PARTY - W Scottsdale - 9.29.2012 from Mike Greene on Vimeo.


June 3, 2012

P.F. Changs Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
San Diego, June 3, 2012

"If kids can fight cancer, I can run a marathon without training."

All donations will support Dr. Yael Mosse's Neuroblastoma study at CHOP.

DONATE NOW >

Watch Maya's 10 days of training >

In the news Monday, May 14 2012 - The Ronan Thompson Foundation's 10 Days of Training Madness. 'Fight Like A Rockstar' to put an end to childhood cancer.


Marathon finished! Final time 4:51!


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