BOSTON (May 12, 2022) – The Dunkin’® Joy in Childhood Foundation® is calling on Dunkin’ fans nationwide to lace up their sneakers to bring joy to kids with every step this June. Today, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation announced it is hosting its third annual Dunkin’ JOY Run, a virtual month-long challenge to support its mission to bring joy to kids battling hunger or illness. The program takes place June 1 through June 30, and Dunkin' fans are invited to participate and get active by running or walking toward fundraising and mile marker challenges to help support local children’s hospitals and hunger relief organizations through the Foundation.
Starting today, runners and walkers can register to participate in the 2022 Dunkin’ JOY Run. Participants can create their own fundraising page and invite friends and family to join in the fun. Runners and walkers are encouraged to set mileage and fundraising goals and will be recognized along the way for these milestone achievements with prizes including Dunkin’ JOY socks, water bottles, backpacks and more! The Foundation encourages runners and walkers of all fitness levels to get involved for a great cause.
To participate in the challenge, runners and walkers will register with a group based on their level of commitment. Starting June 1, runners and walkers will need to log into their Participant Portal to record their miles daily using the Mile Tracker Tool.
- Dunkin’ VIP Runner ($100): For runners or walkers who set a goal of completing and tracking 100 miles. This group will be eligible for fundraising incentives. Dunkin’ VIP Runners will receive an event t-shirt and an official Dunkin’ Runner hat.
- Dunkin’ Runner ($65): For runners or walkers who set a goal of completing and tracking 100 miles. This group will be eligible for fundraising incentives and will also receive an event t-shirt.
- Original Brew Crew ($35): For people of all abilities. This group is eligible for fundraising incentives.
- Munchkin Milers ($10): For younger walkers and runners.
“Our team is thrilled to announce our third annual Dunkin’ JOY Run. We invite fans to join us out in communities across the country to support kids facing hunger or illness,” said April McGonnigal, Director of Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation. “We’ve designed this event so that people of all fitness levels can participate and stay active for a great cause – it’s a Joy Run, not a race. It’s been incredible to see the support and generosity from runners and walkers over the past two Dunkin’ JOY Runs, and we are excited to make an even bigger impact this year.”
The virtual event follows last year’s Dunkin’ JOY Run challenge where 924 participants logged more than 90,000 miles collectively across 40 states, raising over $186,000 for the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to support health and hunger relief grants for local organizations nationwide.
About the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation
The Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin' and the generosity of its franchisees, guests, vendor partners and employees, provides the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. The Foundation partners with food banks, children's hospitals and nonprofit organizations to fund joyful environments and joyful experiences for kids when they need it most. Since 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $40 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country. For more information, please visit www.bringjoy.org.