NBC News: RTI’s Brian Biggs and a year of COVID-19 response

This organization and the mission it pursues are the product of ideas and principles held by our president and co-founder, Brian Biggs. But his desire to change the world for the better doesn’t limit itself to Random Tuesday’s fanthropic (fandom-inspired philanthropy) pursuits. When he’s not stirring up excitement among the tens of thousands of global virtual fitness event participants, or coordinating with like-minded charitable groups to improve the world in measurable, tangible ways, he keeps working for the greater good: […]

Virtual Fitness in the Wake of COVID-19

We’re all witnessing the impact of COVID-19 on every aspect of our daily lives, from minor inconveniences to major shifts in the way our businesses, families, and lives can function. For those with a dedication to maintaining personal health and fitness, self-care efforts are no exception. News comes to us hourly about the closing of gyms, fitness centers, pools, and other facilities that were the basis for hundreds of thousands of individuals looking to keep to a workout routine. Additionally, […]

PHRC Celebrates MuggleNet’s 20th Anniversary!

(Reposted from MuggleNet.com August 27, 2019; Written by Felicia Grady) MuggleNet’s 20th-anniversary celebrations have included everything from our series of top 20 listicles and ultimate “Year in Review” articles to our recently launched Magical Books for Muggle Teachers campaign, a fundraiser to buy Harry Potter or other fantasy books for teachers, who can then use them in their curricula. Besides giving back to teachers, many of whom were responsible for instilling a love of Potter in us or our children, we also wanted to give back to our friends at Potterhead […]

HRC Featured In Women’s Running Magazine

In the Harry Potter universe, you need access to Platform 9 and ¾ to get to Hogwarts. But for the web-based Hogwarts Running Club, you just have to log in. “The beauty of HRC is that [location] doesn’t matter; you can participate wherever you are in the world,” says Kim Moody, the “Hufflepuff Head Girl” of the Hogwarts Running Club. Hogwarts Running Club is one of many online running clubs that has recently gained popularity with runners interested in joining an athletic […]

HRC and Friends Featured in USA Today

Harry Potter is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its U.S. release this month, and 20 years later the series has proved to be not only a pop-culture phenomenon but a lasting influence on a generation dedicated to social and political activism. J.K. Rowling’s beloved children’s books about a heroic boy wizard and his friends (and enemies) touches on topics such as inclusion, acceptance and standing up for marginalized communities. And in America, fans (from original readers, now in their 30s, to newer enthusiasts still […]

Update On the Summer 2018 RTI Direct Impact Project

With immense thanks to running club member and true fanthropy ambassador, Kelly J., we have an amazing update on the lasting effects of our RTI Direct Impact Project challenge that we conducted to benefit Noah’s Bandage Project! “Look what arrived at the Noah’s Bandage Project barn today from Johnson & Johnson! Twelve pallets of bandages – 1,000,320 total! I’m sharing this with you because, while our “little” DIP brought in a bigger total number of bandages, J & J specifically said it […]

HRC On the Fandom Panel at SDCC

Thank you to Erin Wilhelm and the staff at Bleeding Cool for covering the Harry Potter Fandom Panel from the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, which featured an array of incredible talents ranging from the creators and contributors from Puffs, Fansplaining, US Quidditch, MuggleNet, and more — including our own Bosswitch herself, Dawn Biggs! https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/07/21/sdcc18-harry-potter-fandom-panel-cursed-by-an-abundance-of-canon/#disqus_thread