Virtue Marathon 2018 - Austin, TX - UPDATE AND PICS!

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  1. Thexedor Markhamm

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    Avatars, we won the race! ;)

    AERIE Fund, Meretz, and Portalarium sprinted & dashed in support of the Children's Miracle Network Hospital Network this weekend at the Austin Marathon!

    Here's some pics of the action:

    'Twas a cold and rainy morning in Austin...

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    But Team Avatar Heeded the Call...


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    Eric from Meretz and his 2 awesome sons...

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    @Jack SinAssist - @matpsch - @Justyn04 - @Attenwood

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    @dallas - Brekken

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    Thex & Mrs. Thex

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    @themysteriousdinosaurwhoranthehalfmarathon (and probably beat my time)

    Live Shots of Team Avatar Running for the Kids

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    Gix Vargach - crossing the line!


    @dallas finishes the half marathon - LIKE A BOSS

    Celebrations and Medals for ALL!

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    Although Team Avatar's conquered the challenge, the REAL WINNERS are at the Children's Miracle Hospital Network - for which we've raised over $2,300 for...thanks to you, Avatars!


    Still want to help us hit our goal (we're only $100+ dollars away)?

    Visit this fundraising page - any pledges received will go directly to the Children's Miracle Network Hospital!

    We'll accept donations until this Friday 2/23 and any donation of $25 or more will receive the Virtue Marathon 2018 Cloak in-game!

    Cloak Distribution:

    We'll begin sending cloaks this week to donors. Important: when donating, include your in-game 'Avatar' name in the custom message field so we can make sure you get your reward via in-game mail!

    Thanks so much for your SUPPORT!


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    @Berek @DarkStarr @dallas
     
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  2. Browncoat Jayson

    Browncoat Jayson Legend of the Hearth

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    This is an amazing event! I wish I could come down to Austin to participate, even just to get one of those gorgeous shirts! Maybe I'll get lucky and win one in the Meretz app.

    Good luck, Aerie! Lets get fit, Avatars!

    Hey, this is a good chance to note that anyone using the Meretz app can join the SotA Community tribe!
     
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    Such an amazing community we have! Great cause.
     
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    How can I donate using Paypal?
     
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    Hi Lorde,

    I'll PM you with a workaround! Thanks for the support. :)
     
  6. Thexedor Markhamm

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    Original Post updated with the a deadline to join the team: Friday, January 5th (midnight) - this is the marathon's rule, not ours.

    After registration closes, you can still support the team and receive the Virtue Marathon Wellness cloak through February 18th! :)
     
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  7. Berek

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    Help us out everyone, the deadline is approaching fast!
     
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  8. Serafina

    Serafina Portalarian Moderator SOTA Developer

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    I... I might do the 5k. *is not a runner* *is scared* *wants people to join her while she walks most of it*

    [Edit] I registered for the 5k! Who's with me?
     
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  9. matpsch

    matpsch Lord of Animation SOTA Developer

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    I'm in it to win it! Joined to run the 5k! Woo woo!
     
  10. Serafina

    Serafina Portalarian Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Eat my dust!
     
  11. Attenwood

    Attenwood Associate Producer SOTA Developer

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    Just signed up for the 5k! See you all out there! Unless you're behind me!

    Edit: *to clarify, it's unlikely you'll be behind me. I'm slow. :p*
     
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  12. Thexedor Markhamm

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    Oopsy - my original marathon

    graphic had 2.18.17 :O

    Updated graphic in the OP with the correct date 2.18.18 - pesky New Year and all.

    @Berek

    Awesome! You'll do great, Serafina. In fact, you'll probably end up carrying @matpsch across the finish line. :p
     
  13. Serafina

    Serafina Portalarian Moderator SOTA Developer

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    If there's one thing we do as a Team Avatars, it's we carry each other. Sometimes literally.
     
  14. Thexedor Markhamm

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    Hey everybody,

    Don't forget to log in to Meretz on a daily basis to enter to win a Team Avatar: For the Virtues Performance T!

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    @Berek
     
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  15. Cypher Black

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    I could not attend but did donate to this, but I think I put anonymous for my name. :(

    How do would I go about claiming the cloak?

    Cypher Black
     
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    maybe you can give them the Transaction ID or something like that... :) hope you get your cloak...
     
  17. Calan Caitin

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    Will the cloaks be sent out after the race? Sporting them in-game up to race day might help generate more donations.
     
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    +1 for this. Might help increase donations.
     
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    We could also do some sort of in game overworld map race to bring attention to this.
     
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    I'm in for the 5k! Just an item of note, I only run if my life is in danger, so I'll be walking this one!