The Official Charities of ALL Planet Ultra events are
Challenged Athletes Foundation and Project Athena Foundation.
A portion of the proceeds from all races will be split between our two charities and runners are encouraged to make a donation to one or both during online registration.
Established in 1997, CAF recognizes the athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical challenges and supports their athletic endeavors by providing grants for training, competition and equipment. Since 1994, CAF has raised more than $11 million – allowing them to satisfy thousands of funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and dozens of countries. 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 the logo to make a donation.)
The Project Athena Foundation gives scholarships (aka “Athenaships”) to women overcoming illness or other physical challenges, helping these survivors to live their adventurous dreams. They assist with entry fees, airfare, coaching, specialized equipment, etc, in an attempt to help survivors reach their goals. The athletes and coaches of the Project Athena Racing Team provide ongoing training, coaching, and inspiration to Athenaship Recipients. They also attend several of the events and make their new friends feel like the superstars that they are… And is a reminder to the athletes and those around them to always try to see “challenges” in life and not “roadblocks.” (Click the logo to make a donation.)