Love on the Run is a free, sincere and creative way for participants to spread the love on Valentine's day in their community.
We are raising money to spread the love (on the run) in a highly illustrated and inspiring how-to manual that will enable other communities to hold their own FREE Love on the Run in Februaries to come! This event is, and always has been, a free event focused on giving love back to the local community. During the event, participants attend an open house where they compose original love notes on antique typewriters. Each note is left with a recipient's address and hand-delivered by our volunteers free of charge on Valentine's day. This year will be our 5th year of hosting Love on the Run, and our goal is to trademark the event for use in other cities regionally and even nationwide. The purpose of trademarking the event is to protect the charm and simplicity of Love on the Run and keep it free for the communities that participate.
Inspired by an interactive art piece, The first Love on the Run event was hosted in February of 2008 with a mere 5 typewriters and just over 90 love notes delivered. Even in its inaugural year, Love on the Run was more than inspiring to participants. The satisfying feel of old keys and off-kilter click clack did more than just punch out words on a page. Each bottle contained thoughts and feelings, special and sincere, touching the hearts and imaginations of everyone involved in their creation.
Since then, each year has shown more growth, community involvement, and of course love. Last year, at our 4th annual event, over 350 bottles were were hand-delivered. The open house lasted 3 days, each day complete with music, poetry, photos, and treats made possible by 11 local business sponsors. Volunteer efforts included help assembling bags for bottle delivery, help with temperamental typewriters, organization of delivery teams, and of course the delivery of the notes themselves. Over 40 volunteers gave their time to help folks giving love.
This year in Lincoln, Nebraska, we'll have 500 bottles ready for our local community plus any additional love notes that we may get the honor of sending on behalf of supporters like you. When this Kickstarter campaign reaches its goal, we'll have the funds that we need to create a how-to manual that will draw from our years of experience with this event. This manual will include everything from tips on locating and servicing typewriters that are almost 100 years old, to ideas on organizing delivery of each and every note in your community. The trademarking will help us ensure that the Love on the Run event and the ideas and values that it was created from will be upheld no matter how many cities participate.
Now- just imagine all of that momentum, energy, and love in your city. What would your love note say?
check out loveontherunproject.com for past photos and some history.
Of course someone can throw a similar event, we can not stop that. We want to ensure that when someone uses the name Love on the Run that their event will remain FREE to the community.
Yes it will! We will send the exact same Valentine to whom ever you choose.
Yes we will. We will provide a media kit that will include the logo for web and print, a guidelines pamphlet as well as brochures and media material for you to drop in your name. We will also provide answers and suggestions as to where to get typewriters, how to service them, best way to make sure the bottles get delivered (this year we will be delivering 500, how does that happen in one day?) and much more. We want to make this a easy as possible for other stores to take the idea and run with it.
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-- Acquainted level -- Get to know us a bit with a limited edition wood-type letterpress "Love" print created by Porrdige Papers.Estimated delivery:
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-- Friendship level -- A limited run 1.25" button for our Kickstarter Cupid Crew! We'll also include our limited edition letterpress print.Estimated delivery:
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-- Best Friends Forever (BFF) level -- Each of the previously mentioned rewards, plus a set of three letterpressed Valentine's Day cards.Estimated delivery:
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-- Sweetheart level -- In addition to the previous rewards, we'll take a moment to type out YOUR love note and send it to your valentine (sorry, no hand-delivery here!) rolled up in our signature bottle and placed in a handmade plantable bag.Estimated delivery:
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-- Courtship level -- For pledging $100 or more, you'll get the print, the button, the cards, a love note sent on your behalf, AND a silk-screened Love on the Run valenteer's shirt!Estimated delivery:
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-- Going Steady -- At $250, we'll send you the print, button, cards, t-shirt and SIX love notes, hand-typed and delivered to your harem of sweethearts! (sorry, no hand-delivery for love notes)Estimated delivery:
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