Potterhead Running Club Supporting Trans Lifeline for Platform: Year Seven Run

Potterhead Running Club (PHRC) is back with another great virtual running event, which began last week and will continue into September. Called Platform: Year Seven, the sixth event of the 2020 season for PHRC will benefit Trans Lifeline.

Trans Lifeline is “a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.” Its website notes that, at present, it is the only peer-support crisis service in the United States for which all operators are transgender. Additionally, “Because of the particularly vulnerable relationship transgender people have with police, it is also the only service in the country with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.”

Platform: Year Seven is a 9.75 km virtual run. (Yes, that’s nine and three-quarters!) PHRC notes that participants don’t have to run the route; they can complete it however they would like.

Remember that this is a ‘virtual’ active event, so you can complete your nine[-]and[-]three-quarter[-]kilometer distance however, wherever, and whenever you want! How? You can walk, run, skip, dance, or saunter. Where? You can do it around your neighborhood, on the treadmill, or on your favorite trail. When? You can do it on a Monday night, a Thursday morning, or a Saturday afternoon. It’s all up to you!

Registration for Platform: Year Seven also includes some special gifts.

Your registration includes this beautiful 3″ medal featuring a rather unusual take on our beloved steam engine representation and a mysterious design on the back that’s unique to the final year of the series. As with every PHRC medal, all registrants also receive the beautiful custom sublimated ribbon and the always-popular personalized digital bib!

Registrants are also able to purchase an event shirt in the House-inspired colors of their choice, for which proceeds will be donated to Trans Lifeline.

The medal that registrants will receive is pictured below.


The medal for the Platform: Year Seven virtual run from Potterhead Running Club is pictured. It is gold and features a "9 3/4k" on its front.

The medal for the Platform: Year Seven virtual run from Potterhead Running Club is pictured (Credit: Potterhead Running Club)


Visit Potterhead Running Club to register for Platform: Year Seven.

Press Release

Potterhead Running Club Supports Trans Lifeline Through Virtual Run

Global Participants Take Part in Fandom-Themed Fitness Fundraising Event

GUILFORD, CT, Saturday, August 22, 2020 -- Random Tuesday, Inc. (RTI), a world leader in virtual fitness events to benefit charity partners, has launched a month-long event directly supporting nonprofit organization Trans Lifeline.

As creators of the Fanthropy(TM) programs uniting fandom interests and philanthropic efforts, RTI's Potterhead Running Club (PHRC) is hosting an event known as "Platform: Year Seven", a nine[-]and[-]three-quarters [sic] kilometer virtual event that draws participation from thousands of runners, joggers, and walkers around the world. Proceeds from event registrations and related merchandise go to Trans Lifeline, a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

The ongoing difficulties that trans and questioning individuals face -- harassment and violence, barriers to identification, employment, housing, healthcare, voting -- are at the center of Trans Lifeline's mission since its founding in 2014. They are an organization led by, staffed by, and expressly for trans individuals. Through the event proceeds, Trans Lifeline will further their work maintaining and staffing their hotline for direct support and providing microgrants to trans people for legal name changes and updated government identification documents.

"We are a widespread and wonderful family," says Dawn Biggs, Chief Creative Officer for Random Tuesday. "As long as these walls stand, we will repeat again and again: all are welcome in this castle. All are welcome, seen, respected, loved, and encouraged to love themselves."

The virtual event runs August 22 through September 20, and all are invited to register via the PHRC website, potterheadrunning.org. Once registered, participants can complete the event distance at any pace, in any location, on any date(s) of their choosing. Medals will be sent to registrants on the honor system (no proof of completion required) two weeks after the event campaign closes.


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Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.