Bald Head Island Conservancy

Also in association with our membership in 1% For The Planet, we are pleased to recognize the Bald Head Island Conservancy, a leader in barrier island conservation, preservation and education, as the Official Charity of BADWATER CAPE FEAR. Race participants will appreciate that BHIC cares for this race route’s pristine setting and its role as sea turtle nesting site, and will be encouraged to fundraise for BHIC and support its mission. Learn more at The goal of this race is raise $10,000 for the Bald Head Island Conservancy, which is enough to purchase one of the special electric UTV electric vehicles which BHIC uses to patrol the beach and care for sea turtle nesting sites. All racers are encouraged to support BHIC and all money donated or raised by them will count towards this ambitious goal.

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Since 2002, the original Official Charity of AdventureCORPS has been the Challenged Athletes Foundation. One of the goals of our events is to raise funds for, and awareness of, this wonderful organization.

The Challenged Athletes Foundation was created on the belief that people of all abilities should have the opportunity to pursue a life full of physical activity and of sports. Be they recreational or in pursuit of a gold medal at the Paralympic Games, people with a physical disability are limited only by their access to funding. Since 1994, CAF has raised more than $47 million—allowing the Foundation to satisfy thousands of funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and across the globe.

Eighty cents of every dollar raised by CAF provides funding and programs that get challenged athletes into the game. (CAF has a Four-Star rating by Charity Navigator.) Whether it’s a $2,000 handcycle, helping underwrite a $15,000 running prosthetic or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar injury, CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, competitive lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.

Click here to donate to CAF right now through a secure and easy-to-use webpage.

Click here for the “Race For a Reason” program—You can personally participate in our events on behalf of CAF – and even earn cool incentive prizes in recognition of your efforts!

Click here to read about the events that AdventureCORPS’ Chris Kostman has participated in on behalf of CAF: Million Dollar Challenge (2010, 2011, and 2012), Ironman Revisited (2002-2005 & 2007) and San Diego Triathlon Challenge (2002-2003).

Total Money Raised for Challenged Athletes by AdventureCORPS: $298,214.

Yearly Tallies: 2015: $26,160; 2014: $11,765; 2013: $45,250; 2012: $23,446; 2011: $22,301; 2010: $18,465; 2009: $9279; 2008: $17,497; 2007: $32,378; 2006: app. $17,400; 2005: app. $35,000, 2004: $11,196; 2003: app. $15,500; 2002: $12,590.

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Note: The figures above do not include the several hundred thousand dollars raised directly by AdventureCORPS athletes in association with their participation in our events!

1% For The Planet

AdventureCORPS events happen not in a man-made stadium, but in the real world “out there.” We care deeply about the natural world for we are intrinsically linked with it and because we want to enjoy these events in their awesome natural settings for a long, long time. Here is what we are doing, so far, to mitigate the impact of our events, as well as some current thoughts about doing better.

We are extremely pleased to have joined One Percent For The Planet on July 1, 2008. As such, we donate at least 1% of total revenues (in other words, “off the top,” not just 1% of profit, which would be next to nothing!) to environmental causes. This is in addition to all the work we do on behalf of, and donations we make to, our non-environmental Official Charities, Challenged Athletes Foundation and Major Taylor Association.

1% For The Planet is a growing global movement of over 1300 companies (and counting) that donate 1% of their sales to a network of over 1,600 environmental organizations (and counting) worldwide. We are pleased and proud to be in such good company!

The Conversation Alliance

We are extremely excited to announce that we joined The Conservation Alliance on September 10, 2008. The Conservation Alliance is an organization of outdoor businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas throughout North America.

Membership in the Alliance is open to companies representing all aspects of the outdoor industry, including manufacturers, retailers, publishers, mills and sales representatives. The result is a diverse group of businesses whose livelihood depends on protecting our natural environment. Since its inception in 1989, the Alliance has contributed more than $6 million to grassroots environmental groups. Alliance funding has helped save over 39 million acres of wildlands; stop or remove 26 dams; and preserve access to more than 16,000 miles of waterways and several climbing areas.

Death Valley Natural History Association

In association with our membership in 1% For The Planet, we joined the Death Valley Natural History Association as Life Members and recognized DVNHA as an Official Charity of AdventureCORPS from 2009 through 2013. DVNHA is a non-profit organization supporting education, research, and preservation in Death Valley National Park and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Some of their efforts include DeathValley R.O.C.K.S. (bringing inner city kids to experience one of the largest outdoor classrooms in the world), Devil’s Hole Pupfish Recovery, Death Valley All Taxa Biological Inventory, plus they run the wonderful gift shops at the Furnace Creek Visitor’s Center, Scotty’s Castle Museum, Stovepipe Wells Ranger Station, and at the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Office.