Wander Project Charity Bibs

What is a Charity Bib?

Raise money for a cause that matters to you and receive a free entry into your Vacation Races event! Committing to a charity bib gives you a fun and engaging way to raise money and spread awareness for a cause that matters to you. All funds go to Wander Project, who distribute your funds to your chosen nonprofit.

We have a total of 50 Charity Bibs for each race/event and the fundraising commitments vary based on the event. You can check your fundraising minimum amount on the RunSignup when you register.

Turn your passion into purpose and raise money for a cause that matters to you!

How does it work?

Wander Project will give you the tools and resources you need to engage your friends and family in your fundraising efforts. This means you’ll have support from Wander Project every step of your fundraising journey!

Registration & Planning

Set Up Your Fundraiser

During registration, select the Charity Bib option under the “Choose your event” section. Once your registration is complete, you will be prompted to create a fundraising page. 

Before writing your fundraising story, take a few minutes and consider why you are running the race. 

Why is it important to you? Is this your first half or ultra marathon? What will be the big challenges and obstacles you foresee in getting you to the finish line (physically and in fundraising)? Then ask yourself, why did you decide to join the charity bib program? 

Once you have answered those questions, create your fundraising page with your responses. Make sure you add pictures and make this PERSONAL.

Meeting Your Fundraising Goal

Each Charity Bib event has a minimum fundraising commitment to work towards.If you raise the committed amount, you'll have your event registration waived!

If you have not raised your required minimum amount prior to the race, you will receive an invoice that will request the additional funding needed to make you eligible to run the race. For example, if you have registered for the Zion Half Marathon and have a fundraising goal of $1,000 but were only able to raise $940, you will receive an invoice for $60.

Choose A Charity (New in 2023!)

Starting with our 2023 races, you'll have the option to fundraise for one of our nonprofit partners or for a charity organization that is important to you!

We encourage athletes to get to know our nonprofit partners and consider supporting their projects as a charity bib fundraiser. Our nonprofit partners do fantastic work addressing local issues in these areas that inspire us to run. Check out some of our national partners below:

BTTT National Partner
SemperFi National
RisingHearts National Partner
TheWildernessSociety National
ChallengedAthletes National Partner

Fundraising Support

This is a guided fundraising effort! You'll have access to the Wander Project team, who are available to offer fundraising strategies and support when you need them.

In addition, we host monthly online meet-ups to connect all our charity bib runners. These are held multiple times a month and are designed to help you get started and to support you along the way in your fundraising journey. You'll be prompted to sign up for these during registration.


How Are Funds Distributed?

Scenario #1: You complete your bib fundraising minimum...
  1. If you are raising funds for one of Wander Project’s official Nonprofit Partners they will receive the following rate: National Partner 80%, Regional Partner 75%, Local Partner 70%.
  2. If you are raising funds for your choice of charity; after, being verified* your charity will receive 65% of the funds raised. 
    • If you raise between $20,000 and $49,000 Wander Project will increase the dispersal rate to 75%.
    • If you raise over $50,000 Wander Project will increase the dispersal rate to 80%
Scenario #2: You do not complete your bib fundraising minimum...
  1. If you are raising funds for an official Nonprofit Partner the funds will be dispersed as outlined above.
  2. If you are raising funds for a charity of your choice and have completed the charity verification form, funds over $100 will be dispersed at a rate of 65%. If you have raised less than $100 and/or have not completed the charity verification form, all donations will stay with Wander Project. As Wander Project is a 501c3 all donations regardless of dispersal are tax deductible.

* Charity Verification: The verification process includes you completing a form to designate your charity and the Wander Project team connecting with your charity to review certain documentation.

To learn more, attend a virtual meet-up or email

The Charity Bib Process

Wander Project Charity Bib Diagram

To learn more check out Wander Project's Frequently Asked Questions.

Top Fundraiser Prizes

As an added bonus this year, there will be prizes for the TOP fundraiser at each event. AND, if you are the top fundraiser for the year (this includes charity bibs for all half and ultras events) you will win a race entry for a future half or ultramarathon of your choice!

Wander Project Final Logo color

Who Is Wander Project?

Wander Project is the official nonprofit of Vacation Races. Wander Project was created to support the communities in and around where our races are held and the places that inspire us to run. When you join the Charity Bib program to run one of our races, you will be required to raise a minimum donation amount (depending on the event) and once you do, we’ll waive your race entry fee. 

To learn more check out Wander Project's Frequently Asked Questions.

Help in your own way...

Want to help raise awareness about our cause, but don’t want to commit to a Charity Bib? Even those signing up via a standard registration can create a fundraiser, or you can choose to donate directly to an athlete with a Charity Bib and support them in their fundraising efforts!

You can learn more about donating to an athlete or make a donation on the Wander Project athlete page

We are here to help!

We are so excited to have you join our fundraising community and look forward to celebrating with you at the finish line. If you have any questions or need additional support, feel free to contact us! 

Wander Project is an official 501(c)3. Donations made to the Wander Project are tax-deductible. 

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