Do you want to help make a difference in the lives of animals and people? Do you believe what we believe? Furever Home Running’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals and people in mutually beneficial ways:
In everything we do, we believe we are making a difference in the lives of pets and people. We believe every animal deserves a safe, loving home, is provided healthcare, and has adequate food.
We also believe every person can participate in running sports regardless of perceived ability. We believe everyone’s heath is vitally important and increasing physical fitness can be accomplished by increasing self-efficacy and access to running events.
If this aligns with your outlook and you are interested in contributing your time, we’d love to hear from you about becoming an Independent Brand Ambassador. This is a non-compensated role; however, there are rewards! In exchange for spreading the word about Furever Home Running’s races, all Ambassadors will receive:
- 10% off all race registrations during their Ambassador duration
- Free registrations or merchandise for referrals based on a point system
- Early notification of specials and offers
- Insights and input into Furever Home Running’s races
How does it work?
Ambassadors help promote Furever Home Running’s races throughout their networks – we’ll even provide you with some marketing material to help the cause. Each Ambassador will have a unique code to give to prospective participants, which will be used in their registration process. Each time someone registers for a race using an Ambassador’s code, that Ambassador will earn one point. Additionally, Ambassadors earn points by volunteering for sanctioned promotional events or donating to nonprofit animal rescue organizations.
These points accumulate throughout each calendar year and quarterly, Furever Home Running will provide each Ambassador with a points statement. Ambassador can redeem points for race registrations or Furever Home Running merchandise at any time during the year. Additionally, at the end of the year, awards and prizes will be given for different categories.
How do I become an Ambassador?
To become an Independent Brand Ambassador, go to the Furever Home Running Contact page at https://fureverhomerunning.com/contact/. In the message box, briefly tell us a little about yourself and why you are interested in becoming an Ambassador. Scott will work with you and arrange some time to chat more about being an Ambassador. After being selected, we’ll post something about you and your picture on the website’s Ambassador page.
Meet Our Ambassadors
Meet Furever Home Running’s 2019 Independent Brand Ambassadors:
“I reside just outside of Pittsburgh, Pa in an area called the South Hills. In January 2013 I sustained a traumatic brain injury. I started my running journey that year, completing my first half marathon. I have ran various distances from 5k’s to the 26.2 ever since. Running has changed my life. The running community has helped me to ‘Be Encouraged Everyday, to Encourage others is to Encourage ourselves.’
My wife and I have four adopted animals (2 dogs and 2 cats). Animals often times can offer more encouragement than even humans! We adopted our first dog Atlantis a year to the day after my injury in 2014. I will never have a stronger bond with a dog. Furever Home Running helped me organize my first virtual race to help raise awareness for brain related injuries. It was very shortly after that I was honored to become a FHR Ambassador. Running and the running community is the best place to change your life and encourage others lives at the same time. To be an ambassador for a cause to that helps out our furry loved ones is an opportunity I couldn’t run past.”
Alvis Afanador, Sr.
Alvis Afanador, Sr. lives in Miami, Florida with his daughter, step-mother, and 6 rescued furkids. An avid runner, he wakes up around 4:00am every morning to start his daily run, with the occasional off days for rest. He averages at 3-15 miles per day for several charitable causes. On January 23rd, 2018, he founded the running team Papa’s Runners as a way to bring Suicide Awareness while getting others to heal their mind, body and soul through running and nutrition. Since founding Papa’s Runners, Alvis has completed not only the 1000 mile challenge in less than a year but he has also completed several other 5ks for different charities. You can read more about Papa’s Runners here.
“I love running for charity since it soothes my soul. As such, I am honored to be an ambassador for Furever Home Running since they are a charitable cause that provides our wonderful furkids with the privilege of having a welcoming and loving home through the help of their funds from their events.”
Information about Michelle will be posted soon!
When Melissa Kahn first began running, she had a lot to carry. She had the physical weight of obesity and the emotional weight of a dysfunctional childhood. Her friend, in light-hearted jest, told Melissa, “RUN, HEIFER, RUN!”
With those words, an idea was sparked. Melissa, a lifelong foodaholic, decided that no matter what, she would keep on running, even if she carried with her all of those extra pounds and baggage. She started Run, Heifer, Run as a way to connect with others struggling to establish healthier habits with similar struggles: food addiction, extra weight, sedentary lifestyles and the belief that a person with an extra hundred pounds couldn’t possibly hit the pavement and run a block let alone a half-marathon and beyond!
Five years later, and one hundred and ten pounds lighter, Melissa is still running. In fact, she’s biking, swimming and weight training, too. It hasn’t always been rainbows and sunshine (nothing ever is), but she has created a lifestyle that not only keeps her physically fit but also emotionally and mentally healthy. Melissa believes that if we can’t laugh at ourselves and cut the bull, we can’t become better versions of who we are and who we’re destined to be.
I’m Kristy from Chickasha, Oklahoma! I started running 2 years ago when my depression got kinda bad. I’m had a couple of falls & bumps in the road since then including going back to work as a scrub tech in surgery! I’m excited to be running again because I want to be healthy for myself and my patients!
I chose Fureverhome because I have 2 rescue fur babies! Living on the family farm means I have a soft spot for all animals! Because of my crazy life/work schedule I don’t really have time to volunteer, but I do have time to run, work on my health, and help fur babies!