Update 6/16/22 — And it’s a wrap for the virtual Race Around the World organized by the Marketing Research Education Foundation (MREF) in an effort to help address the complex issues facing Ukrainian refugee children, especially those displaced from orphanages and children with special needs, with a focus on funding food and education.
In just one month 1,324 participants from the market research community ran, biked, walked, swam, and otherwise covered by non-motorized means a collective 97,758 miles — taking this race around the earth’s circumference nearly four times and raising $134,298 in the process.
CETRA was one of the event’s sponsors and also formed a team with 11 members who in the month of May covered the total distance of 620 miles by running, walking, cycling, kayaking, and swimming. In addition to CETRA staff and family members, the CETRA Team included some of our translators.
You can learn more about the MREF’s nonprofit partner, Baal Dan, by watching this short video: https://youtu.be/Vs0DyQEylSc.
Thanks and congratulations to everyone on the CETRA Team and all racers!
Update 5/17/22 – The MREF Race Around the World has surpassed its original goal of $100,000 in donations, and has set a new goal of $130,000. So far, more than $121,000 has been raised by all teams, and 1,240 participants have logged more than 40,000 miles! Amazing!
The CETRA Team is in full swing. Our team has logged 310 miles this month with 11 racers.
There is still time to join our team for the virtual race!
You can also learn more about the MREF’s charitable partner, Baal Dan. The nonprofit’s mission is to help street children, orphans and impoverished children efficiently, while investing in ways to provide these children with an education. Watch this short video to learn more: https://youtu.be/Vs0DyQEylSc.
Thanks to everyone on the CETRA Team and all racers. Let’s keep moving!
5/11/22 — CETRA Team Joins MREF’s Race Around the World
CETRA is a proud Medalist sponsor of the Marketing Research Education Foundation (MREF) and its 2nd annual Race Around the World throughout May. This year, funds raised will support relief efforts helping Ukrainian children. MREF is partnering with Baal Dan Charities, who will identify the right partners on the ground to address the complex issues facing Ukrainian refugee children.
Together with other market research industry supporters, we will log the miles we walk, bike, and run this month to help complete a virtual trip around the world and raise more than $100,000 to support relief efforts for Ukrainian children. MREF sponsored the first 5,000 miles with a $20,000 gift. Last year the race raised more than $90,000 and logged more than 75,000 miles!
You can track our company’s overall progress on the race website. Members of our team receive a customized race bib and number that can be downloaded; and each participant receives milestone badges for goals reached, such as participation for days in a row, number of miles, etc.
There is also a portal where participants can share photos and encourage each other. All miles count: outdoor biking; running and walking; swimming; treadmill; and stationary bikes; you name it!
We look forward to racing around the world to improve access to education for kids who need it. Let’s get moving!