With the return of the Dark Lord and the Ministry interfering at Hogwarts, the students at Hogwarts turned to Harry to teach them what they needed to defend themselves against the coming darkness. Meeting in secret, Hermione created enchanted galleons to update D.A. members on the date and time of their next meeting. Now, we celebrate that ingenuity with our own D.A. Galleon medal! Your registration includes this beautiful 3" medal, an awesome custom sublimated ribbon (featuring a bunch of your favorite characters’ wands!), and the much-loved personalized digital bib!
But you can't fit a 3" in medal in your pocket!! So, we are also offering smaller (but equally awesome...just without the "5k") 1.75" galleons as an additional purchase, so you can carry your own HRC D.A. galleon everywhere you go!
Facing impossible odds, the students in D.A. came together to change their future. We are pleased to announce our charity partner for this event is an old friend: Debate Mate! In January 2016, we lost our beloved Alan Rickman and decided to honor him with the Always Run in support of Debate Mate...a charity Alan enthusiastically supported. Many young people face an uncertain future simply because they are growing up in poverty. By the age of seven, children growing up in poverty are more than twice as likely as their better-off peers to be behind on expected reading levels. By the time they are in their teens, 60 percent won't get the grades needed to go on to college or get employment after graduation. Debate Mate seeks to reverse that trend by using the power of debate to give disadvantaged young people the skills they need to become exceptional young leaders – confidence, interpersonal communication skills and higher order thinking. They started in the UK, but have a strong global presence, operating programs in Nepal, Africa, Jamaica, the Middle East, and the United States. They believe that every child deserves equal access to a top education and wants the youth of today to find their voice so that they can become the leaders of tomorrow. Please visit https://debatemate.org to learn more.
The suggested run date for the D.A. 5k is Saturday, March 10th...the birthday of Professor Remus Lupin who taught Harry the spells he passed on to the rest of D.A.! Remember, this is only a fun suggestion. You are welcome to complete your 5k whenever you want!
And don't forget your event shirt! Need to form an army to fend off evil? Better grab some "Friends!" All proceeds will go to support Debate Mate!
Since 2014, Hogwarts Running Club has raised over $1.4 million (and counting)for deserving charities making a direct impact in the lives of veterans, animals, literacy campaigns, and children battling (and beating!) terrible diseases. With our charity partners, we are changing the muggle-world one mile at a time. Check out our past events for more information on these incredible organizations.
Members of Hogwarts Running Club who have distinguished themselves by registering for all six events plus the Challenge event for a total of seven events in a given calendar year are named Perfect Prefects and enshrined in the hall of fame for all time.