Monday, July 2, 2018

Spark Gives Back

SPARK GIVES BACK

Sunday, July 22nd



Spark athletes, clients and friends are invited to give back to the running community on Sunday, July 22nd at  our first ever Spark Gives Back event. It will be our chance to help out our fellow runners through two events. Join us for one or both and invite your friends!

  • Volunteer at our aid station during the Chicago Rock 'N Roll Half Marathon from 5:30-10:30 am.  Our group will be at the 31st and Rhodes aid station from 5:30-10:30 am on Sun, July 22nd. Yes, this is early, but this is what happens behind the scenes at every race we do so let's take over the station and show our spirit! Please sign up at this link using code SPARK to join the team.
  • Join us for Brunch at Coach Angela's after volunteering from 11-2. A $20 suggested donation will be in place during the brunch to support fellow Sparkies who are racing for charities in upcoming events.  Didn't get the Facebook invite? Email angela@sparkmultisport.com for all details.
The represented Spark athletes and charities are:

MARY SHEA, PAN MASS CHALLENGE RASING MONEY FOR DANA FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE
My name is Mary Shea and I am a principal analyst at Forrester Research, a global market research company. When I have free time, I love to travel and spend time with family and friends. I like to work out, walk my doggies and do outdoor activities in the "way life should be" state. I am raising money for Dana-Farber in Boston, MA through the PanMass Challenge, a 200-mile bike ride across the state of Massachusetts. This will be my third and final time doing ride. One hundred percent of rider-raised donations will go directly to Dana Farber and each rider must raise $5K to participate. I am grateful for any support the Spark athletes can provide for my swan song ride for this amazing cause. 

ALICE SHEA, PAN MASS CHALLENGE RASING MONEY FOR DANA FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE
My name is Alice Shea and I am a middle school teacher at a public school in Portland, ME. In my free time I like to sew, read, spend time with family, eat, watch TV and reluctantly train for various physical challenges. I am raising money for Dana-Farber in Boston, MA through a 200 mile bike ride this summer. I decided to take on this challenge in honor of my dear friend’s daughter Addy who fought and won a rare form of cancer in 2015. 100% of rider-raised revenue goes directly to support the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s tireless commitment to finding a cure for cancer.

STEPHANIE COOPER, MONTREAL HALF MARATHON RAISING MONEY FOR AMERICAN TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION
About 2 years ago, I became a living kidney donor to my cousin, who has PKD and was in desperate need of a new kidney.  Fortunately, the hospital where this took place works with the American Transplant Foundation.  This incredible organization helps potential living donors financially, including travel expenses, housing stipends, etc.  I, personally, was able to take the necessary recovery time needed because of the financial support of this foundation.  I am raising money to support this important cause so more people can become living donors and more lives can be saved.  
Link to donate: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/1513910

ANNA INABINET, CHICAGO MARATHON RAISING MONEY FOR GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA
I chose to run the Chicago Marathon with the Girls Scouts team because I believe in their mission and the important lessons they teach girls. My daughter is a Daisy Scout. She's five years old. It is so important for her to have a place where she's with other girls, learning to be a better person, a better friend, a better community member, and a better person in this world. I love that they learn they can do anything, and then they learn how to change the world. I was a Girl Scout when I was a little girl, as well, and it had a huge impact on me. So, basically, I'm running for Girl Power!, which seems to be more important more now than never.
Link to donate:  https://2018-girl-scout-go-getters-bank-of-america-chicago-mara.everydayhero.com/us/anna-s-a-girl-scout-go-getter-in-the-chicago-marathon

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Spark reCHARGE Michigan 2018


Friday, November 9th- Monday, November 12th, 2018

The mission of the Spark Recharge weekend is to bring together a group of motivated individuals for a few days of positive self care in an elegant and serene setting. We will exercise, cook and eat great food, have introspective conversations and most importantly, lots of fun and relaxation. After the Recharge weekend you should feel fulfilled, both in mind and body, and be ready to tackle whatever your next goal or challenge might be.



The rates: 
Bedroom 1 Main house- Upstairs Master Suite with King and Bath--$600 per person based on double occupancy or $400 per person based on triple
(one person will sleep on air mattress)
Bedroom 2 Main house- King Bed- $500 per person
Bedroom 3 Main house- 2 Double Beds $550 per person
Bedroom 4 Guest house- Master with King Bed- $500 per person
Bedroom 5 Guest House- Queen Bed- $400 per person
Bedroom 6 Guest House- Bunk Beds $450 per person
Prices based on double occupancy unless noted

The fine print:
50% due at registration- this portion is nonrefundable but you are welcome to transfer spot to someone else


50% due Nov 1st- if you cancel before then you will not have to pay this installment. Any cancelation after Nov 1st is 100% nonrefundable as I will be making payments to caterers, chef, yoga teacher etc. You may still transfer spot to someone else.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Spark Ilumina Lisboa

Spark will be across the pond again in March 2019  to take part in the Lisbon Half Marathon and Mini-Marathon. Runners who join this group will be staying in the desirable neighborhood of Bairro Alto within walking distance of many restaurants, shops, historical sites and other popular Lisbon neighborhoods. Distances for this race include Half Marathon and 8k. There are a maximum of 28 spots in the group housing and they will go quickly, so grab your room today!

When
: March 15 -20, 2019

Where: Lisbon, Portugal

The Apartments:

Who: Runners of any level who are running any distance race are welcome to join the group! No need to be a current Spark client. Need some running goals and motivation? Want to become a runner? Nothing like a runcation and some coaching to get you going!

What is included: All runners who book this Spark Destination will receive coaching for their choice of distance race (Half Marathon starts Dec 10th 2018, 8k January 7th 2019) through a basic Training Peaks online account. They will also receive 5 nights accommodations in the home above, a Saturday night pre-race pasta party at the home and Spark lightweight jacket with the Lisboa logo.

Optional add ons: As race weekend approaches, optional tours and meetups will be added to the itinerary and made available to all registrants. General itinerary is as follows: Friday arrival and checkin, group dinner at neighborhood restaurant. Saturday group shake out run, race expo, pasta party at apartments. Sunday race and post race meal/drinks in the early evening. Monday countryside tour and Tuesday tour in the city. Wednesday checkout and departure. Any optional tours/meals are not included in quoted price below.

FAQ's
I have never run a race! You have come to the right place to make it happen! Coach A and the other Spark runners will help get you ready no problem :) 

I want to run and get the other stuff but prefer to stay on my own! If you want to run but don't want to stay with the group, a Coaching/SWAG/Pasta Party Package will be available for $199.

I want to come and stay with the group but I hate running! Come talk to Coach Angela...she will convince you to run! But if she still can't, you can take a $50 discount off the published price. You will still be included in the pasta party and get the Spark Swag, because you will definitely need it to spectate!

Is there any way to get a discount? Yes! Refer up to four friends who have never been Spark customers and get $25 off for each who joins in the apartment or with a Coaching/Swag/Pasta Package. Save $100 and have your besties along?! That is a win-win! Also, if you complete the 2018 Spark Holiday Challenge, you can use your $35 credit for the second payment of trip.

I want to come and stay with the group but need a roommate! You are probably not the only one! Email angela@sparkmultisport.com and she will help you get it worked out.


The Cost
Please click here for room and cost breakdown. 

Registration is now open by emailing angela@sparkmultisport.com

50% of total due at time of registration, other 50% due February 15th, 2019. Once payments are made they are nonrefundable but spots are transferable to other people.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Bonjour Spark!




THIS TRIP IS 85% SOLD OUT! GRAB YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Spark will be headed North of the border this September to Canada to take part in the Montreal Rock N Roll Marathon Series. Runners who join this group will be staying in the desirable neighborhood of Plateau Mont Royal within walking distance of the race finish, the metro and many popular shops and restaurants. Distances for this race include 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon. There are only a few room still available, so don't delay, grab your spot today!

When
: September 21-26, 2018

Where: Montreal, Quebec Canada

The Apartments:

Who: Runners of any level who are running any distance race are welcome to join the group! No need to be a current Spark client. Need some running goals and motivation? Want to become a runner? Nothing like a runcation and some coaching to get you going!

What is included: All runners who book this Spark Destination will receive coaching for their choice of distance race (10K starts July 16th, Half Marathon June 18th, Marathon May 21st ) through a basic Training Peaks online account. They will also receive 5 nights accommodations in the home above, a Saturday night pre-race pasta party at the home and Bonjour Spark swag for the trip.

Optional add ons: As race weekend approaches, optional tours and meetups will be added to the itinerary and made available to all registrants. General itinerary is as follows: Friday arrival and checkin, group dinner at neighborhood restaurant. Saturday group shake out run, race expo, pasta party at apartments. Sunday race and post race meal/drinks in the early evening. Monday countryside tour and Tuesday tour in the city. Wednesday checkout and departure. Any optional tours/meals are not included in quoted price below.

FAQ's
I have never run a race! You have come to the right place to make it happen! Coach A and the other Spark runners will help get you ready no problem :) 

I want to run and get the other stuff but prefer to stay on my own! If you want to run but don't want to stay with the group, a Coaching/SWAG/Pasta Party Package will be available for $179. But you should totally stay with the group! The apartment is setup with most bedrooms having ensuite bathrooms, so if you prefer privacy you can scoop up one of those. We are going to have a blast at the apartment!

I want to come and stay with the group but I hate running! 
Come talk to Coach Angela...she will convince you to run! But if she still can't, you can take a $50 discount off the published price. You will still be included in the pasta party and get the Spark Swag, because you will definitely need it to spectate!

Is there any way to get a discount? Yes! Refer up to four friends who have never been Spark customers and get $25 off for each who joins in the apartment or with a Coaching/Swag/Pasta Package. Save $100 and have your besties along?! That is a win-win! Also, if you completed the Sparky Holiday Challenge, you can use your $35 credit for this trip.

I want to come and stay with the group but need a roommate! You are probably not the only one! Email angela@sparkmultisport.com and she will help you get it worked out.


The Cost
Please click here for room and cost breakdown. 

Registration is now open by emailing angela@sparkmultisport.com


50% of total due at time of registration, other 50% due August 15th. Once payments are made they are nonrefundable but spots are transferable to other people.