Dumbledore wasn’t the only one who had “style”. The future Minister for Magic was a critical member of the Order of the Phoenix: Kingsley Shacklebolt!
One of the greatest Aurors ever, he helped keep Sirius’ location a secret from the Ministry, saved the members of the D.A. during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, and bravely fought at the Battle of Hogwarts. After Voldemort came to power, he went into hiding, but remained active in the resistance effort, contributing to the Potterwatch radio broadcast under the alias: “Royal”.
In honor of all of his incredible magical efforts, we are using our fifth event to celebrate Kingsley Shacklebolt with an illustrious 3-inch medal, a beautiful sublimated ribbon, and Kingsley-themed digital bib!
Kingsley Shacklebolt showed us that with strong leadership skills, determination, and courage, you can change the world.
Hogwarts Running Club is pleased to announce the charity partner for this event is All Star Code! All Star Code is a nonprofit computer science education organization focused on giving young, intelligent, driven men of color access to the necessary skills to become part of the growing tech world. Few organizations prepare this underserved group for careers in innovations and technology. So, in honor of the most significant HP character of color, HRC is helping All Star Code fund an entire ‘cohort’ of 20 young men of color, enabling them to complete their Summer Intensive Program in 2019.
And don’t forget your event shirt! Join the Department of Magical Movement (Running Division), and the funds will go to support All Star Code!
The suggested run date for the Royal 10k is Wednesday, August 1st, the anniversary of the Fall of the Ministry and the date of Kingsley’s warning to all at Bill and Fleur’s wedding that allowed so many to survive. Remember, this is only a fun suggestion. You are welcome to complete your 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) whenever and however you want!
Registration closes at midnight on August 19th (or early morning on the 20th, depending on your time zone). All medals will be mailed on Monday, August 27th.
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