What is Cheetah Charity Runners?

Cheetah Charity Runners (CCR) is the Emilio Nares Foundation's new fitness and fundraising team that participates in running endurance events and raises funds for the Emilio Nares Foundation programs. Team members sign up for a CCR official event and agree to a minimum fundraising commitment. In exchange for meeting the minimum fundraising commitment, team members will receive great benefits which include entry into sold out races, CCR race gear, amazing destination races and a VIP weekend experience, in addition to personalized fundraising coaching and free professional run training. 


What is the emilio nares foundation?

ENF provides programs and services for low-income, underprivileged families whose children are battling cancer in San Diego. Our flagship program, Ride with Emilio, is a transportation service, taking families to the hospital for their child’s chemo, radiation, or other important medical appointments. Ride with Emilio has been honored by President Obama and the US Surgeons General as a model program.


what are the official events for cheetah charity runners?

The scheduled Cheetah Charity Runners official events for the Spring 2016 season are the Ragnar Relay So Cal (Friday, April 1-2, 2016), Big Sur International Marathon (Sunday, April 24, 2016), BMO Vancouver (Sunday, May 1, 2016), Santa Barbara Wine Country (Saturday, May 7, 2016), and Mammoth Half Marathon (Sunday, June 19, 2016). Please check back often, as events change from season to season and year to year.


how do i register?

Go to the events page and select the event you would like to do. Then click on the register button and follow the steps for online registration.


i have questions before i commit. how can i get help?

Please contact us at 619-987-3966 or CCRruninfo@gmail.com. We are always here to help answer any of your questions or concerns.


Is my registration fee tax-deductible?

Registration fees are not tax-deductible because you receive goods and services for your contribution. The registration fee does count toward your minimum fundraising commitment. The registration fee is also a declaration of your commitment to Cheetah Charity Runners & the Emilio Nares Foundation.


Are donations tax-deductible?

ENF is a certified 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please work with your tax professional to determine eligible deductions.


what if i don't reach my minimum fundraising commitment?

With a bit of effort and dedication we are confident you will meet and even exceed your fundraising minimum! For most events, you must reach the minimum fundraising commitment approximately 2 weeks prior to your race. We will have you fill out the Travel Form 6 weeks prior and we will get your credit card number at that time. If you have not reached your minimum commitment by the date 2 weeks before your event, you will be charged up to the minimum fundraising amount to secure your spot on the team. Should you decide not to recommit on the Travel Form, you will have no further financial obligation but need to depart the team at that time. You will have 30 days after your race event to complete your fundraising. Whatever amount you raise at that time will be refunded back to your credit card. Remember, you are assigned a personal fundraising mentor who is here to make sure you are successful!


i am not an athlete. is cheetah charity runners for me?

Yes! CCR is not about being the best or the fastest.  It is about doing something big in support of the Emilio Nares Foundation's mission to transform the lives of children and their families dealing with cancer.  Our professional run coaches will provide customized training schedules for beginners and experienced athletes alike. Whether you are former coach potato or seasoned athlete we will help you reach your athletic potential!


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