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Climb will benefit Ronald McDonald House of Durham

Posted February 20, 2012

The Triangle Rock Club in Morrisville is trying to help the Ronald McDonald House raise money so it can double the number of families it helps. 

WRAL News reported on Wednesday that the nonprofit had to turn away 700 families last year due to lack of space. They are currently building a new addition to the center, but are $1.2 million short. 

The Triangle Rock Club is hoping to raise $40,000 to help them with their goal through a Climbathon on March 2.

A total of 24 teams of four will climb for 12 hours (8 p.m. March 2 until 8 a.m. March 3) to gain as much altitude as possible. Team registration is $100 and includes a high performance Climbathon shirt and a bag for each competitor.

After registration, teams must raise a minimum of $1,000 in order to compete at the event. 

Ronald McDonald House is setting up a fundraising webpage for each team, so donations can be accepted online. There is also be a generic donation page that will total all fund-raising to date.

Did I mention there are prizes? 

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in altitude and fundraising: 

• First prize teams will receive a prize pack including a $500 credit at TRC for each team member plus additional awards from vendors such as REI, The North Face and Great Outdoor Provision Company.

• Second prize teams will receive a prize pack including a $250 credit at TRC for each team member plus additional awards from vendors such as REI, The North Face  and Great Outdoor Provision Company.

• Third prize teams will receive a prize pack including a $100 credit at TRC for each team member plus additional awards from vendors such as REI, The North Face and Great Outdoor Provision Company.

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