The 2019 Event Two Hint #1

The second event of the PHRC 2019 season is nearly here!

The Headmaster has already begun stitching together his wizardly word salad, and plans to sit back in delight and see what you can decipher.

You’ll have four days of clues, then on Friday, we announce the charity partner for the event. By this Saturday at Noon ET, the curtains rise, the medal is revealed, and we’re off!

Best of luck to you all!

Our Next Charity Partner: Project Purple!

In memory of Alan, and for everyone fighting pancreatic cancer.

First: a brief story.⁣

It was just another Thursday morning. Random Tuesday had only one running club, we’d just celebrated reaching 25,000 members, and we were two days away from launching the ‘Molly Weasley Ugly Jumper Run’. It was January 14th, 2016. Our day was shattered with the news that we had lost our beloved Half-Blood Prince, Alan Rickman. We immediately held a run in his honor, but we spent the next several weeks looking for a way to honor him in a more meaningful way. We did.⁣

The single-largest event in our history was the ‘Half Prince Half Marathon’ in 2016. The donation from that event resulted in a first-of-its-kind clinical trial at the University of Nebraska that now has 76 people in it. While these 76 individuals are at higher risk of getting pancreatic cancer due to their genetics, they are now getting screened/tested every six months in an effort to detect pancreatic cancer as early as possible. And early detection is the only way to survive pancreatic cancer. We are literally saving lives three years later.⁣

So why this story?⁣

This is our Sixth Year. This is our Half-Blood Prince Year.⁣

How can we start this year any other way?⁣

Ladies and Gentlemen of Potterhead Running Club, we are pleased to announce that our first charity partner for our Sixth Year…our Half-Blood Prince Year…is an old friend. The Charity Partner for Event #1 is Project Purple! 💜⁣

Their mission is simple: Defeat Pancreatic Cancer.⁣

So, to honor Alan and all those we’ve lost to this disease, we are once again joining Project Purple in the fight to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion.⁣

Come back tomorrow at noon EST, when we unveil the unbelievable opening event of the 2019 season!

The 2019 Event One Hint #1

2019 is here and it’s almost time for our first event of the year! That also means you get three nights of CLUES!

On Thursday night we’ll announce our incredible charity partner and then, on FRIDAY (not our usual Saturday) at Noon EST, we’ll reveal our first event LIVE from BroadwayCon!⁣

New to PHRC? No problem! These clues are tricky and meant to confundus you, but we promise they’ll all make sense when we explain them. Well, we promise they made sense to the Headmaster when he came up with them!⁣

You’ll only get THREE clues for this event because, well, the Headmaster thinks you folks are getting too clever with these and hopes to keep the event somewhat of a surprise. :)⁣

Good luck!⁣

2019 PHRC Preregistration Opens!

The Letter has arrived! It’s finally here!

This is your chance to pre-register for all of next year’s events, and guarantee your Perfect Prefect status for 2019!

And you’re getting them at a discount: because this will help us predict expenses, you’re getting $15 off the regular donation/registration fees, and international members are saving $10 off their international shipping fees.

Your pre-registration includes all six “regular season” PHRC events, the always gorgeous and huge Challenge Medal, your Perfect Prefect pin, and custom digital bibs for each event.

And we’ve added two OPTIONAL items for you!

Throwback Medals

Pre-register for the 2019 Throwback Medal! No one knows which past medal will come back and be re-imagined by the Bosswitch, but if you know you’re going to want (need) it nonetheless, you can sign up now and won’t have to worry about missing it!

(The Throwback medal is not required for Perfect Prefect status.)

Luna’s Fund Donations

Donate to the 2019 Luna’s Fund!

Many participants have asked for the ability to make an end-of-year donation to benefit Luna’s Fund in 2019. All of these donations will be evenly distributed across the six “regular season” events to sponsor those who apply for sponsorship. It’s another way our incredible PHRC community seeks to support one another, and keep doing #somuchgood.

Important Notes:

For each event throughout the year, your medal will be automatically mailed with all other medals one week after the normal registration closes. Here are the APPROXIMATE dates of mailing for each event:

  • Event 1: February 18, 2019
  • Event 2: April 1, 2019
  • Event 3: May 13, 2019
  • Event 4: June 24, 2019
  • Event 5: August 19, 2019
  • Event 6: September 23, 2019
  • Challenge Medals: December 16, 2019**

**Throwback medals will be shipped with the Challenge medals.

Sign up today and do even more #SoMuchGood!