Run for Hope


Run for Hope is a group of people who raise funds for New Hope Academy located in Franklin, TN.  We are on a mission to turn racial division, class segregation, and spiritual poverty into community, possibility, and vision, igniting hope and bringing lasting transformation to our community. Read more about the cause. The runners and walkers of Run for Hope will compete in this year’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Nashville Marathon, 1/2 Marathon or 5K on April 29, 2017. Our group is comprised of fans of our artist partners, TobyMac and Hollyn, parents and friends of New Hope Academy, members of numerous area churches, as well as individuals from the community.

Want to join in? Follow these two steps!

1: Choose a Fundraising Level

Bronze Level

$500 FUNDRAISING GUARANTEE – benefits include:

  • 1 ticket to the team Pasta Dinner
  • 1 ticket to the VIP Finish Line Party (our hospitality area inside Nissan Stadium!)
  • Free ½ marathon weekly training in the Franklin/Nashville area
  • Pre-race team meeting area at club level in Nissan Stadium with group photo opp
  • Team t-shirt
  • Team race jersey

Silver Level

$1,000 FUNDRAISING GUARANTEE PER PERSON* – benefits include:

  • 2 tickets to the exclusive TobyMac and Hollyn concert
  • TobyMac and Hollyn meet & greet with photo opp
  • Pre-race team meeting area at club level in Nissan Stadium with group photo opp
  • 2 tickets to the VIP Finish Line Party (our hospitality area inside Nissan Stadium!)
  • Exclusive Toby Mac and Hollyn swag
  • 2 tickets to the team Pasta Dinner
  • ½ marathon online training guidance
  • Free ½ marathon weekly training in the Franklin/Nashville area
  • Free personal fundraising website & guidance
  • Team t-shirt
  • Team race jersey

*Back by popular demand! PARTNER UP! Sign up for the Silver Level…Find a PARTNER (family or friend), get them to sign UP, and we’ll reduce BOTH you and your partner’s guarantee to just $750 each. PARTNERs can add children for $250 each. (Families can raise money together with one fundraising page, if desired).
In order to qualify for the PARTNER UP discount:

  • Each team member can only have 1 PARTNER and they must be reciprocal with each other.
  • PARTNERS can be family members or friends.
  • Both PARTNERs must remain in the program past the opt out date of March 15, 2017.
  • Family member’s fundraising will be factored together – meaning if a husband/wife (or parent/child) are Partnered, we’ll add up your collective fundraising amounts when tallying up the fundraising totals.
  • Individuals may sign up at any time and add their PARTNER at a later date, however, both PARTNERs must be registered to fundraise for our team and PARTNERed by March 15, 2017.
  • If either PARTNER opts out, the remaining PARTNER’s minimum commitment will be the original $1000.
  • An example of a family of 4 that registers:  Husband and wife PARTNER UP.  Their commitment is $750 each. They add two children at $250 each. This family of 4 has a total fundraising commitment of $2,000.
  • Example of non-family members PARTNERing:  Two people become PARTNERs in order to get a lower fundraising guarantee. Once you are PARTNERed, you may each add children for $250 each. So, Sue and Cathy (friends who live in different cities) PARTNER UP.  Sue can sign her daughter up for $250. She would just need to include a note letting us know during the registration process so we can adjust our records internally.

2: Click here to register now!!

Reach a higher level, earn more perks!

Gold Level

$2,000+ FUNDRAISING PER PERSON – benefits include:

  • Silver level benefits
  • VIP brunch with TobyMac and Hollyn on Friday morning April 28

Platinum Level

Raise the amount of one full scholarship -$11,200- by April 23

  • Gold level benefits
  • Hotel room for two nights
  • Front row reserved seats at the TobyMac and Hollyn concert on Friday night April 28
  • 4 tickets and 4 meet and greet passes to a TobyMac tour date in the city of your choice (summer events are not included)

Team DiverseCity (Virtual Run)

Join our team without having to travel to Nashville. Simply do your own run/walk in your town, or wherever you want. It can be a group event that you officially register for, or it can be totally casual whenever you want to do it … as long as your ‘run’ is completed by April 29. Participation requires a $50 registration fee and a guarantee of $375 of fundraising. CLICK HERE to register for our virutal team.

Benefits include:

  • Team t-shirt
  • Team race jersey
  • Meet and interact with other team members in our facebook group
  • Receive the same Toby Mac and Hollyn swag that the local runners will receive (shipped to you in early May)