The Triple Crown strives to organize a series of quality running races that create a better sense of community, promote healthy activities, and raise support for and awareness of three partnering charitable organizations: the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA, the Fletcher Foundation, and the Bridge Run Foundation.
Auburn-Lewiston YMCA Mission
The Auburn-Lewiston YMCA is a character-building organization dedicated to strengthening Christian principles of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for everyone regardless of ability to pay.
Fletcher Foundation Mission
The Fletcher Foundation celebrates the memory and spirit of Emily Fletcher, an avid runner and talented track athlete whose life was tragically taken in a car accident when she was 21. The Emily Fletcher Memorial 5K (Emily’s Run) was established to both celebrate her life and raise funds for two college scholarships in her name as well as a donation to the Auburn Public Library.
The Bridge Run Foundation Mission
The Bridge Run Foundation encourages and supports active outdoor experiences for area youth to promote health and well-being. The beneficiaries of this Foundation are teens from local schools and the Auburn-Lewiston Boy’s and Girl’s Club. The Foundation provides funding for local teenagers to attend wilderness programs that foster appreciation for the environment, develops self esteem, promotes teamwork and friendship and instills a spirit of adventure.