AdventureCORPS events happen not in a man-made stadium, but in the real world “out there.” We care deeply about the natural world for we are intrinsically linked with it and because we want to enjoy these events in their awesome natural settings for a long, long time. We also choose to support humanitarian efforts which help and inspire others to pursue active, balanced, engaged lives based on good sportsmanship. To accomplish these aims, we are honored to work with a few key charitable and environmental partners, to shine a spotlight on their efforts, support them financially, and to encourage our athletes to support or fundraise for them, too.
Based on Bald Head Island, North Carolina, the BHI Conservancy is a leader in barrier island conservation, preservation and education. Badwater Cape Fear is held on Bald Head Island and race participants appreciate that BHIC cares for this race route’s pristine setting and its role as sea turtle nesting site. Official AC Charity since 2014.
The Challenged Athletes Foundation was created on the belief that people of all abilities should have the opportunity to pursue a life full of physical activity and of sports. Be they recreational or in pursuit of a gold medal at the Paralympic Games, people with a physical disability are limited only by their access to funding. Since 2002, AdventureCORPS has raised over $776,000 for CAF.
1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual memberships and everyday actions. They advise on giving strategies, they certify donations and amplify the impact of their network. Business members such as AdventureCORPS join the network, committing to donate 1% of gross sales directly to environmental nonprofits.
The Conservation Alliance is an organization of outdoor businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas throughout North America. Official AC Charity since 2008.
The Major Taylor Association was formed by residents of Worcester, MA., in honor of the 1899 world champion bicycle racer from Worcester who overcame racial prejudice to become the first internationally acclaimed African-American sports star. They operate as a living memorial to Taylor by conducting good works in his name and educating people about his life and legacy.
DVNHA is a non-profit organization supporting education, research, and preservation of the natural and cultural resources in Death Valley National Park and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Official AC Charity and Life Member since 2009.
In response to the horrific situation in Haiti, AdventureCORPS organized a cycling event called “80 For Haiti” on February 13, 2010. It was an 80-mile ride, on Old Hwy 80 in southeastern San Diego County, with an $80 entry fee. 100% of the entry fees went directly to Mercy Corps, one of the most respected relief organizations worldwide. The “80 for Haiti” start / finish was in Pine Valley, CA and the route was spectacular, on absolutely quiet roads through rolling terrain. AdventureCORPS absorbed all costs so that 100% of the entry fees could go to Mercy Corps. Altogether, over $28,000 was raised!
In honor of an AdventureCORPS cyclist who was tragically struck down during another organizer’s event, AdventureCORPS sponsored the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition’s Jim Swarzman Memorial Membership Drive in 2011. Using a matching fundraising program initiated and financed by AdventureCORPS, $23,000 more was raised while AdventureCORPS also donated $10,000. This effort supported the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, a nonprofit organization that engages cyclists through advocacy, education and outreach across the county.