Our Next Charity Partner: One Tree Planted!

This incredible community has changed the world in countless ways over the years through the #SoMuchGood that it does. We’ve fought diseases. We’ve found forever homes for amazing kids. We’ve cared for our veterans, our homeless, our elders. We’ve protected magical creatures. We’ve saved lives.⁣ As we consider all the things that need attention and resources in this world, we take a deep, focusing breath…and look up at the trees. Gripping the soil; stretching to the skies; making this planet […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Water1st International

Can you imagine having to walk 3-5 miles each day to collect water for your family? Over one billion women and girls around the world do this every day, sometimes multiple times a day. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ We turn on a faucet, flush a toilet, take a shower, and often never think about the precious resource that is automatically brought into our homes…but to this staggering number of people worldwide, that water is carried — often literally in pots on their […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Random Acts

When we tell people about the positive change our community makes in the world, they’re always curious to know how we find the charity partners we support. It’s a wonderful thing to reply to them that in nearly every instance since our founding, the ideas to support those organizations came from our members. And why wouldn’t we do that? Those members — each of you — share our love of combining fandom and philanthropy to do So Much Good. They […]

PHRC Celebrates MuggleNet’s 20th Anniversary!

(Reposted from MuggleNet.com August 27, 2019; Written by Felicia Grady) MuggleNet’s 20th-anniversary celebrations have included everything from our series of top 20 listicles and ultimate “Year in Review” articles to our recently launched Magical Books for Muggle Teachers campaign, a fundraiser to buy Harry Potter or other fantasy books for teachers, who can then use them in their curricula. Besides giving back to teachers, many of whom were responsible for instilling a love of Potter in us or our children, we also wanted to give back to our friends at Potterhead […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Orange Sky Australia

There are so many small things in life we often take for granted. A shower. Clean clothes. Good conversation. Imagine if tomorrow all those simple, small things were gone. Imagine that tomorrow morning you were homeless with nothing but a small bag of possessions and a few dollars in your pocket. Those simple, small things would become luxuries. The value of a shower, clean clothes, and a conversation with a friend would mean more than ever before. Potterhead Running Club […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Cerebral Palsy Foundation

If you are a parent/aunt/uncle, you know the most joyous day is the day a new baby enters your life. You also know the most terrifying thing is finding out there is a medical issue with the child. You want the child diagnosed as early and as accurately as possible to give them best possible chance at a better future. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood and it affects 3.6/100 children in the US with […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Wildlife Protection Solutions

We come from different places and have different opinions on lots of different issues. We disagree, we debate, and we argue. But there are some issues where pretty much everyone agrees. Poaching wild animals is WRONG! Intentionally destroying ecosystems is WRONG! BUT… Catching bad guys is GOOD! Potterhead Running Club is thrilled to announce that our charity partner for the next PHRC event is Wildlife Protection Solutions​! Wildlife Protection Solutions is a team of technology experts seeking to enhance conservation […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Music & Memory!

I was four years old and sitting in a warm, loving kitchen in a small house in Neillsville, Wisconsin. My grandmother made me fish sticks and sat at the table talking with me while I ate. It was a perfect moment. It’s one of my earliest childhood memories…and it’s the only one I have of my grandmother before the Alzheimer’s and dementia put her in a nursing home for more than 10 years. Every other memory of my grandmother is […]

Our Next Charity Partners: The Harry Potter Alliance; Transfiguring Adoption; The Protego Foundation!

  June 26th, 2015. The day everything changed. Our organization was tiny. The Great Hall didn’t exist. There were no Common Rooms. We were just 15 months old, with a mere 4,086 likes on Facebook, when we got a lot of attention in one amazing moment. MuggleNet.com published an article about us and 1,200 people joined HRC in a single evening. A few days later, the story was picked up by Runner’s World magazine and we were off and running […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Project Purple!

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 […]