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"Track Friday!" for Hurricane Sandy Relief

A team raising funds for multiple causes

  • $22,210
    Raised
  • 338
    Donors
  • 27
    Fundraisers

This campaign already ended. We hope you like the results!

$22,210 raised

of $5,000

($17,847 online, $4,363 offline)


Track Friday is a community-driven initiative to raise awareness and funds for causes supporting others in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Leaderboard

name dollars donors

1

Eric Rubinson

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$7,671 56

2

Nancy Harrivan

Fundraising for TEAM RUBICON

$1,640 44

3

Sarah Yonkowski

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$1,591 26

4

Colette Boyle

Fundraising for American National Red Cross

$1,550 5

5

Janine Conlon

Fundraising for BRICK AMERICAN BASEBALL LEAGUE INC

$1,410 21

6

Jessica Kitson

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$1,205 23

7

Dave Nase

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$1,142 22

8

Katherine Melone

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$885 18

9

Mike Toole

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$660 26

10

Nutan Rubinson

Fundraising for COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF NEW JERSEY INC

$580 16

11

Olivia, Cheryl & Robert Adinolfi

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$550 11

12

Tracy Gallagher

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$467 17

13

Heather Durko

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$400 9

14

Donald & Kristin Steinmetz

Fundraising for American National Red Cross

$400 11

15

Amy Pazmino

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$280 7

16

David Malloy

Fundraising for LONG ISLAND CARES INC

$275 9

17

Alison Mina Zeidner

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$259 11

18

Dennis Basquill

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$240 3

19

Francesca, Peter, Isabella, & Oliver Ammon

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$225 5

20

Thomas Edge

Fundraising for COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF NEW JERSEY INC

$203 6

21

Amy Shaman

Fundraising for Save the Children

$200 5

22

Christine and Matt DelRe

Fundraising for COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF NEW JERSEY INC

$175 4

23

Meghan Rowe

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$110 2

24

Dawn Samphel

Fundraising for JERSEY CARES INC

$80 4

25

Kimberly Klein

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$70 2

26

Kimmee and Matt Coder

Fundraising for FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES INC

$25 1

27

Toniann Rachel

Fundraising for AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.

$20 2

Most Recent Donations

Most Recent Comments

Hurricane Sandy brought an unprecedented amount of damage to the Jersey Shore, Long Island, and the greater NYC area. Local and National charities have responded with relief efforts, but these charities need our help!

Earlier this week, I issued a challenge to my friends and family to help support charities in our community. If they could raise $5,000 for local charities by Thanksgiving, I would run a full marathon on the High School Track in our hometown of Middletown, NJ, the next day, November 23rd. That's 105.5 laps, for those counting...

As a result of the overwhelming positive response to not only support but actively participate, Track Friday was born! What started as a silly bet to encourage some donations to local charities is now becoming a movement across multiple communities in NJ, NY and beyond!

Track Friday is a grassroots way to mobilize people to support their communities. By simply making a commitment to support a relief-related charity and to hit a local track or jogging path on Black Friday, 11/23, each participant becomes a "personal fundraiser" for a good cause, and serves as an example to others of the true spirit that should characterize the day after Thanksgiving.

Being a part of Track Friday is simple; you can contribute to this effort in a number of ways, from anywhere!

  • Join The Movement! - Select "Join this team" from the team homepage, above. Create an account and choose a cause to support. Then find a local track and create your own event (like I did) and raise money for your cause. Anything you raise for your cause goes towards the team total, and there's no commitment to raise a minimum or to run/walk any further than you are comfortable with.
  • Donate to a team member! - If you cannot participate in an event, then make a donation to any one of the team members. Check out the individual pages to see which organization the participant is supporting, learn about their personal event, and find out where you can drop off contributions when applicable.
  • Contribute other stuff! - Many participants, including myself, will create toy/food drops at the locations where they run their laps. Check out the individual participant pages to get more information.

As more participants get involved, I will do my best to list "OK" locations where you might find other participants. It is important that we do not add any burdens to our municipalities and services that are trying to coordinate direct relief efforts, and that we do not intrude on locations that do not have public access to their running tracks. CHECK FIRST!

Please contact Eric at ericr262@gmail.com with any questions!

Team Captain

Eric and Nutan Rubinson Eric and Nutan Rubinson

We're helping charities in our area bring support and wellness to the community!



  1. Jocelyn FrenchJocelyn... 11/14/2012 at 01:11 PM ET
    Thank You guys for doing this -- it means so much to so many people across the state of NJ -- I say this as a NJShore native with friends and family who have been directly impacted by this event. You are turning such a sad situation into one of great hope and I love you all for it! xo
  2. Eric and Nutan RubinsonEric and... 11/13/2012 at 11:59 PM ET
    Thank you to everyone that contributed and spread the word today! We raised over $1,000 today alone and are well on our way to goal!