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Impact-Reducing Treadmill

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Raised toward our $40,000 Goal
74 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 31, at 11:59 PM CST
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HUGE Thank You!!

February 01, 2020

A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated to the #ISUTFtreadmill campaign! You helped us to raise $30,010! Our crowdfunding campaign has ended, but we are still accepted donations for the project through the Relay Club! #BacktheBirds


Here are ways you can help today:

  • Make a one-time donation or create a pledge and payment schedule online at
  • Call Annie Campbell with the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund at 309-438-3803 to make your contribution or to inquire about additional fundraising information.
  •  Send a check made out to Illinois State University and include in the memo: TF/XC Treadmill Project) to Redbird TF/XC Treadmill Project, Campus Box 2660, Normal, IL 61790-2660. 

We hope to see you at one of our away meets or at the Redbird Invite at home on April 3 & 4.  Stop by to show your support! 

Big Progress!

January 28, 2020

We've made a HUGE leap in donations to the Illinois State Track & Field/Cross Country Low-Impact Treadmill Project in the last week and are over $25,300 raised as of today. Thank you to all who generously gave! We have 3 more days for the online crowdfunding site, and we'll continue to fundraise until we meet our goal of $40,000. Your support is truly appreciated! Thank you again. 

43% of the goal reached!

January 23, 2020

Thanks to everyone who helped us reach the challenge issued by alum Mike Straza (men’s T&F ‘92) as we fundraise for a impact-reducing treadmill for the Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country teams. We secured the additional $2,500 with 10 new donors and have reached 43% of the goal. Thank YOU!


Former men’s track & field athlete Larry Turilli (’78) has issued a challenge. He will donate an additional $2,500, if we can raise $500 in the next 72 hours for the #ISUTFTreadmill campaign. 


We have 7 days left in the campaign and encourage you to show your support for Redbird Track & Field/Cross Country Today! Please continue to share and comment via social media and reach out to your teammates and Redbird fans via email. Your efforts are making a difference!


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2 gifts away to unlock $2,500 challenge!!

January 17, 2020

Thank you to all the generous Redbird letterwinners and fans who have already donated. We are only TWO gifts away to unlock a $2,500 challenge. 


Your contribution to the #ISUTFtreadmill helps us to continue competing at the highest level! When TWO new people make a donation, Mike Straza (men’s T&F ‘92) will donate an additional $2,500 to the campaign! 


Please continue to share and reach out to teammates and Redbird fans! 


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25% of the way there!

January 13, 2020

Thanks to all the Redbird Track & Field alumni and fans that already gave to the Track Treadmill Project. We are off to a great start with 25% of the goal raised to date.


The Impact-Reducing Treadmill will aid Redbird student-athletes in rehabilitation. It reduces the impact while running and allows for a gradual transition to support full body weight after injury. Take a look below to see what current student-athlete Rachel Hickey has to say about the impact on her career as a Redbird. 


Please continue to share the need to fund the Track Treadmilll. Your support is appreciated!

Choose a giving level


Warm Up

Every great race starts up with a great warm up to increase blood flow and reduce injury. Your gift puts us in a good position to reach our goal. Thank you!


Speed Work

With your gift we are getting faster and increasing endurance so we can get to the Treadmill finish line faster. Thank you!


Runner's High

We are experiencing a little bit of euphoria and pure bliss knowing that you are an important part of the Redbird team. Thank you for your gift!


Personal Record (PR)

These coveted letters stand for personal record and with your gift we are one step closer to the purchase of the treadmill. Thank you!


Conference Champion

With a $500 donation, you'll receive a personal phone call from the 2018-19 MVC Coach of the Year and Redbird Head Coach Jeff Bovee to share how your gift truly makes a difference. Thank you!


National Champion

This is an elite group! Your donation of $1,000 includes a set of Redbird stemless wine glasses or tavern glass beer mugs. Your support is appreciated!