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*UPDATE AUGUST 3, 2020 9:45pm PST - Today we are giving away a signed copy with personalized message of Shalane Flanagan’s Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. Cookbook.  Highest donation is currently $150.  Donations, benefitting Equal Justice Initiative, for this specific item close at 11:59pm tonight.  TO ENTER BTC DONATION GIVEAWAY SELECT “MAKE A ONE-TIME DONATION” AND ENTER DOLLAR AMOUNT YOU WISH TO DONATE! *

NOTE: Unlike a typical auction, for this BTC Donation Giveaway, all donations will go to Equal Justice Initiative, regardless of if you win the item.

Pledging per second is now closed.  If you would like to donate, please only select “Make a one-time donation” and donate there!

*HOW TO DONATE: *

(1) Click Pledge Now

*(2) Select “One-time donation”  (pledging per second is now closed, please only select “one-time donation” *

(3) Click “Continue to Donation”

(4) Type in your custom donation amount to benefit Equal Justice Initiative

HOW TO JOIN THE BTC DONATION GIVEAWAY:

(1) Decide which item(s) you would like to donate towards based on the schedule below:

-August 2nd: Lopez Lomong Signed Copy with Personalized Message of Running for my Life

-August 3rd: Shalane Flanagan Signed Copy with Personalized Message of Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. Cookbook

-August 4th: Woody Kincaid’s 12:58 2019 BTC Heat Lightning Shirt

-August 5th: 30-minute Zoom call with Courtney Frerichs with Signed 2017 World Champs Bib

-August 6th: Colleen Quigley’s Signed Team USA Singlet

-August 7th: Hour of Call of Duty: Warzone with Centro and Shelby

-August 8th: Gwen Jorgensen Tri Suit and Signed Go Gwen Go Book

-August 9th: Moh Ahmed’s 12:47!!!! 2019 BTC Official Singlet

(2) Only donate on the exact day (between midnight and 11:59pm PST) for the item you want to donate for

*(3) Click Pledge Now on the exact day (based on the item schedule above) for the item you want *

*_(4) Select “One-time donation” and enter amount you want to pledge *  All proceeds benefit Equal Justice Initiative. _

*(5) Check this page for updates on the highest donation throughout the day! *. NOTE: Unlike a normal auction, for this donation giveaway, your donation will go to EJI regardless of if you win or not.

*(6) You can donate multiple times throughout the day for an item (between midnight and 11:59pm) and all of your flat, one-time donations will be cumulative *

Despite the cancellation of much of the 2020 outdoor track and field season, we are extremely grateful for the opportunity for a handful of Nike Bowerman Track Club intra-squad meets that we have been able to compete at over the past month.  Despite the races being much smaller than normal and only racing against fellow teammates, personal records have been smashed, absurdly fast times have been run, and multiple national records have been broken.  We have felt the energy and enthusiasm of a much broader athletic community (even if virtually) during these events and we have been working on a way to channel this enthusiasm, excitement, and passion into fighting for racial equality.

As a club, we are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive community, and we believe this is one of many opportunities that we have to stand up and come together in the fight for social justice and racial equality.  Therefore, we bring to you the Until We All Win - Bowerman Track Club Fundraising Extravaganza, where all proceeds will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative.  We will be auctioning off special items throughout the next week until August 9, 2020.

All proceeds collected by the Bowerman Track Club through this fundraiser will be donated to Equal Justice Initiative (EJI).  Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative is a non-profit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been wrongly convicted of crimes, unfairly sentenced, and those who have been denied a fair trial.  This organization is committed to social justice reform and changing the narrative surrounding race in America.  Founder of EJI, Bryan Stevenson, has dedicated his life to representing the poor and marginalized and is committed to the pursuit of true justice.  Stevenson wrote an extremely powerful book Just Mercy (turned into a 2019 motion picture), that details the incredible story of the founding of EJI.  We hope you will join us in supporting the Equal Justice Initiative and the work they are doing surrounding racial justice and criminal justice reform.

*TO ENTER BTC DONATION GIVEAWAY SELECT “MAKE A ONE-TIME DONATION” AND ENTER DOLLAR AMOUNT YOU WISH TO DONATE! *

BTC Donation Giveaway: Each item will be available for pledging for a specific 24-hour period (from midnight to 11:59pm PST).  Each of these items will have a minimum donation amount and the individual with the highest flat donation pledge (within the 24-hour period) will win that item.  When you go to make a pledge for an item, select “Make a one-time donation” and enter your dollar amount.  You will only be entered to win that specific item if you make a one-time donation within the specific 24-hour period for that specific item on that day.  All donations made by the same individual throughout the 24-hour period will be cumulative.  For example, if you were to donate $100 for Moh’s singlet and you wanted to add an additional $100 donation later that same day, your total donation for the day on this item would be $200.  Since Moh’s singlet is being given away on August 9, any one-time flat donations made between midnight and 11:59pm PST on August 9th will be entered to win.  __NOTE: Unlike a normal __auction, for this BTC donation giveaway __all donations will go to Equal Justice Initiative, regardless of if you win the item being given away or not*. *

Specific Details of Donating for Specific Items:

August 1, 2020 - 30-minute Zoom call with Olympic Silver Medalist Evan Jager.  Evan is one of the original members of the Bowerman Track Club.  He is the American Record holder in the 3000m steeplechase and a two-time global championship medalist.  Whether you are looking for some legendary stories, history of the Bowerman Track Club, priceless running advice, epic race recaps or just want to hang out with an all around great guy, this Zoom call is sure to be a treat.  Minimum donation to be entered to win a 30-minute Zoom call with Evan Jager is $50.

August 2, 2020 - Lopez Lomong signed copy with personalized message of your choice of his book Running For My Life.  Lopez is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan and his book tells the story of how he escaped from the Sudanese Civil War, became a refugee in Kenya, and went on to qualify for the Olympic Games, where he was the United States flag bearer in 2008. Lopez Lomong is a two-time Olympian and multiple time U.S. Champion in events ranging from the 1500m to the 10,000m.  Minimum donation to be entered to win an autographed copy with personalized message of this book is $50.

August 3, 2020 - Shalane Flanagan signed copy with personalized message of your choice of Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. cookbook. Shalane Flanagan is a 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the 10,000m and New York City Marathon Champion.  In 2017, she became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977.  In 2016, Shalane and her longtime friend Elyse Kopecky published their first cookbook, and in 2018, they published their second cookbook Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.  This cookbook is full of delicious, nourishing recipes to fuel your body.  Minimum donation to be entered to win an autographed copy with personalized message of this cookbook is $50.

August 4, 2020 - Woody Kincaid’s 2019 Bowerman Track Club warm-up/team shirt. Woody wore this warm-up team shirt for the 2019 season, but most importantly he wore it on September 10, 2019 when he became the 8th man in American history to break 13 minutes in the 5k, in a time of 12:58.10.  Woody’s insane race performance is the 5th fastest 5k time in US history. Minimum donation to be entered to win Woody’s legendary 2019 BTC warm-up heat lightning shirt is $75.

August 5, 2020 - 30-minute Zoom call with 2017 World Championships Silver Medalist Courtney Frerichs and signed 2017 World Champs race bib. Courtney is a 2016 Olympian, collegiate record holder and American Record holder in the 3000m steeplechase, and 2017 World Championships silver medalist.  Courtney will be signing the actual bib that she wore in the epic 2017 World Championships 3000m steeplechase final where she eared her first global medal.  Whether you are looking for running advice, tips on steeplechase technique, stories about training/competing at any level (from high school to college to professional), or a great conversation with a friendly, chatty BTC star, this Zoom call is sure to be a great time.  Minimum donation to be entered to win a 30-minute Zoom call with Courtney Frerichs and her signed World Champs bib is $75.

August 6, 2020 - Colleen Quigley’s Team USA signed singlet. This is a Team USA singlet that Colleen received for qualifying for the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Great Britain.  Colleen went on to place 9th in the 1500m final at these World Championships.  A signed autograph card of Colleen Quigley with personalized message of your choice will also be included.  She is a 2016 Olympian in the 3000m Steeplechase, 2018 U.S. National Indoor Mile Champion, and she is the creator of the famous #fastbraidfriday. Minimum donation to be entered to win Colleen Quigley’s Team USA signed singlet is $100.

August 7, 2020 - Play an hour of Call of Duty: Warzone with Shelby Houllihan and Matthew Centrowitz. Join the Xbox Live party with two of the most decorated American distance runners.  Shelby is a 2016 Olympian, American Record holder in the 1500m and the 5000m, and a 13-time U.S. Champion.  Centro is the 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 1500m, 2016 Indoor World Championship Gold Medalist in the 1500m, and two-time Outdoor World Championship Medalist. They’re not too bad at Warzone either. Minimum donation to be entered to win an hour of Call of Duty: Warzone with Shelby and Centro is $50.

August 8, 2020 - Gwen Jorgensen’s 2014 USA triathlon suit and Go, Gwen, Go: A Family’s Journey to Olympic Gold book with autograph and personalized message.  A triathlon suit from THE 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist in the triathlon.  Gwen wore this triathlon suit at the British Sprint Champs in 2014 in Liverpool.  During this race, a massive storm rolled in during the bike and the entire race was very cold.  This is the first and only time that Gwen wore her cold weather triathlon suit that she helped design herself.  Three weeks later, she went on to win her first World title in Edmonton.  Minimum donation to be entered to win Gwen’s 2014 USA triathlon suit and book about her journey to becoming Olympic Gold Medalist with personalized message and autograph is $125.

August 9, 2020 - Moh Ahmed’s official 2019 Bowerman Track Club singlet. Moh wore this singlet to run his UNREAL 12:47.20 5k just weeks ago on July 10, 2020, a new Canadian Record and #10 in the world all-time.  This is also the singlet he wore in September of 2019 when he paced 4,600 meters of the epic 5,000 meter race known as “The Hunt”, where Woody Kincaid won in a blazing time of 12:58.1 with Lopez Lomong and Matthew Centrowitz following close behind in 13:00.13 and 13:00.39, respectively.  Additionally, this is the singlet Moh wore during the 2019 outdoor season which culminated in him winning a bronze medal at the World Championships in Doha in the 5,000m.  Option to be autographed by Moh, if desired.  Minimum donation to be entered to win Moh Ahmed’s 2019 BTC singlet is $150.

Schedule

DateNamesecondsEarned
7/30Race: BTC Men's and Women's 4x1500m Relay34$5,069
8/1Auction: 30-minute Zoom Call with Evan Jager Minimum Donation: $500-
8/2Auction: Lopez Lomong Signed Book/Message Minimum Donation: $50--
8/3Auction: Shalane Flanagan Signed Cookbook Minimum Donation: $50--
8/4Auction: Woody Kincaid 12:58 BTC Warm-Up/Team Shirt Minimum Donation: $75--
8/5Auction: Courtney Frerichs Signed Bib/30-minute Zoom Call Minimum Donation: $75--
8/6Auction: Colleen Quigley's Team USA Singlet Minimum Donation: $100--
8/7Auction: Gwen Jorgensen Tri Suit/Signed Book Minimum Donation: $125--
8/8Auction: Play Call of Duty w/ Shelby + Centro Minimum Donation: $50--
8/9Auction: Moh Ahmed's 12:47 2019 BTC Singlet Minimum Donation: $150--
8/10Until We All Win--
8/11Until We All Win --
8/12Until We All Win - Nike BTC Fundraising Extravaganza--

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