What is Dream Mile X?
The Dream Mile X (DM X) is the virtual & global version of Vibha’s Flagship Fundraiser, The Dream Mile. September 1-30, 2020 is the event month. DM X will be Vibha’s biggest virtual fundraiser in 2020, with an anticipated participation goal of 5,000+ patrons across the USA & India, with likely participation from other countries like Singapore, Dubai, etc. The funds raised through The Dream Mile go towards supporting child development projects in India and the U.S in addition to supporting local beneficiaries of the Dream Mile host cities such as Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, etc. In addition to fundraising for the underprivileged children, we really like to spread Vibha’s mission far and wide, mentor committed future leaders to be the torchbearers of Vibha through the Dream Mile.
Who is it for?
DM X is for anyone who’s interested in serving a great cause while pursuing physical wellness by walking/running/jogging/hiking or similar indoor activities on a treadmill/elliptical, etc. Children and adults of both genders are eligible to participate. The current situation with Covid-19 makes DM X even more relevant when more and more families are indulging in fitness activities at home or outdoors instead of going to a gym or fitness center.
What is it in for me?
To combat stress, to induce mental and physical fitness during the current trying times more and more of us are taking up walking, running, hiking etc. Research also supports the fact that helping people in need yields greater life satisfaction. What if you combine both – keep yourself fit by continuing to exercise while helping the underprivileged in the process? Yes, that is exactly what DM X is all about. Registering in DM X will help raise money for a great cause and allow you to be part of a global fitness revolution! And we make the experience special and memorable by rewarding all participants with a special DM X t-shirt and medal!
How do I register and what are the rules?
Age categories- children up to 18 years, young adults (19-35 years), adults (36-55 years) and seniors of 55+ of both genders register for a target goal distance to achieve in the event month. They can participate as individuals, families or 4+ participant groups. Registrations with 4 or more participants receive 10% discount. The target goal distances include but not limited to 50K, 100K, 50M, 100M, 5,000 steps/day, etc. Participants are highly recommended to pledge fundraising goals in social media supporting Vibha’s underlying mission. The walk/run can be completed at their own pace and setting (trail, road, treadmill, hiking or in any other race) and the distances covered will be either tracked by fitness devices or by an honor system.
Alternatively, there is a one-day only event that participants can register to virtually run/walk/hike for a goal distance (suggested date is September 27th to create unison among one day participants across the globe). Overall, the structure of DM X will allow for participants to compete in the event by participation in the month-long event or in the one-day event. Participants that go above and beyond in their target goals, fundraising goals will be felicitated on the grand finale of DM X on October 4th, 2020. All proceeds from the event will go towards Vibha’s cause.