Join Team KICK and run for brighter futures

Give us your best KICK — Kilometers Invested in Kids — and help us raise $6,000 for our kids

Run with us! Or sponsor a favorite Club runner and be a Team KICK fan. Here’s how it works:

Be a runner: Register for the Blue Ox Marathon at and choose Team KICK as your official team. Run a marathon, half marathon, 26K, 10K, 5K. Choose whatever feels right for you. Guess what! You can walk the 5K if that seems more your speed and still be part of Team KICK.

Use promo code TEAMKICK to receive $5 off your registration!

As a Team KICK member, you agree to raise a minimum $300 (Club Champion level) by Oct. 13 to benefit kids in our community who depend on the Club for a safe place to go after school and in the summer.

You can also choose to be a Club Hero level runner by setting a fundraising goal of $1,000!

When you join our team, you get:

  • Weekly fitness and health tips, fundraising support and encouragement from the Team KICK Group on Facebook.
  • Official Team KICK dri-fit shirt to wear on race day if you raise $300 by Oct. 1. Still working on that goal after Oct. 1? You can purchase a shirt for $30.
  • Pre and post-race social events with your KICK teammates.
  • The opportunity to give a child right here in our community a chance at a brighter future!

Be a Team KICK fan: If you’d rather cheer than run, sponsor your favorite runner. Make a gift online now to support one of our runners.

Meet your Team KICK captain: Kari Cooper, former marketing assistant at the Club, has moved back to Bemidji from the Twin Cities and now works at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation. Kari is running her very first marathon, and she’s doing it in honor of our Club kids.

You can, too! Join Team KICK today!

Sponsor a Runner