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September 1 - 30, 2021

 

Join us this September for Miles for Hope, an awareness and fundraising event to support the work of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). 

Registration Opens in July

Due to ongoing health concerns surrounding COVID-19, our annual Rides for Missing Children have been reimagined. Join the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for Miles for Hope, to raise funds, build awareness for missing and exploited children, and to share messages of prevention and hope.

Join the Team

Register to participate in Miles for Hope and review the Participation Playbook to get started.

Learn more about how your fundraising efforts impact NCMEC and check out the 2020 Fundraising Incentives.

You can also track your mileage and look for fun challenges at the Miles for Hope Club on Strava.

Raise Awareness

Every day is an opportunity to spread awareness about missing and exploited children issues. 

Tips of the Day

Get 30 days of conversation starters and educational resources focusing on internet and personal safety. Coming August 1!

 

Prevention

Take time throughout the month of September to reinforce safety with the children in your life. Learn about the issues and get resources to help facilitate conversations and lessons around personal safety and internet safety.

Search Missing Children

In addition, you can share posters of missing children online or print them and post them within the community while logging some miles at the same time!

 

Participation Tools

Download helpful resources to help you spread awareness and reach your fundraising goal!



 

Get Social

Share "WHY" you're participating in #MilesForHope2020.

Download one of our printable signs to let us know HOW you're participating and WHY you’ll #NeverStop.  Be sure to tag @missingkids and use the hashtag #MilesForHope2020 - we'll be sharing participant photos throughout September.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS MILES FOR HOPE?
Miles for Hope is an awareness and fundraising event to support the work of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).  There is nothing more important than the health and safety of your family and Miles for Hope combines both exercise and child safety together in one, fun filled campaign.  The event will take place the entire month of September and participation will be open across the United States.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
You can ride, walk, run, swim, hike, skateboard - the choice is yours!  Participate in a small group (according to local guidelines) or on your own. Log your miles in one day or spread your miles out over the course of the month – the choice is yours.

DO I NEED TO COMMIT TO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF MILES?
There is no mileage commitment – set a goal and see what you can achieve! Choose a time, location and distance that works for you. Whether you log 1 mile or 100, every mile toward awareness matters!

IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE? 
There is a $25 registration fee for Miles for Hope. The registration fee will be applied to your fundraising goal.

IS THERE A FUNDRAISING MINIMUM FOR MILES FOR HOPE?
While we are not enforcing fundraising minimums for 2021, we strongly encouraged that everyone raise a minimum of $300.  Fundraise as much as you can, every dollar counts!

CAN WE REGISTER AS A FAMILY OR TEAM?
YES, Teams can be made up of family members, friends, and colleagues!  Think of as many people as you can and invite them to join you on your mission to make children safer. 

Team members do not need to select a single activity – your team can be made up of riders, walkers, runners & swimmers – everyone can participate in their own way!  If you plan to participate as a group please adhere to local guidelines and practice proper social distancing.

WHERE DO FUNDS GO?
By becoming a fundraiser, you’ll raise awareness and funds to support the many programs that NCMEC provides to children, families, law enforcement, social service agencies and others when they need help with a missing, exploited or recovered child. Your participation in these events will help NCMEC do what we do best: protect children against abduction, abuse and exploitation – because every child deserves a safe childhood.

Sponsor Recognition

We are thankful for the support of these companies. Click here to view our full list of sponsors. For more information on how your organization can get involved, please contact us.

DIAMOND PLUS

PLATINUM PLUS

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