I wanted to remind all of you that the Fun Run for Charities is this Saturday. I expect a big crowd from all over Rocky Mount. This is a great chance for all of us to show what an outstanding group of individuals you all are! Here are a few reminders for the weekend.
Shirts: Please try to wear an RMEC shirt to the event. If you have been helping coach the Rocky Mount Endurance Kids, then wear your RMEK shirts instead. Lets stand out among the crowd.
Hospitality: Even though this is not an RMEC event, we should always show hospitality to other runners. Make sure people feel welcome and don't be afraid to introduce yourself to someone. Remember, we are the running club for our town. Most importantly, cheer for the kids. Make them feel important.
RMEC Booth: We will have an RMEC tent sent up among the other non profits. We will use this as a chance to let people know about our club, the RMEK, our races, and the Kid's Triathlon coming up. We hope to see all of you at the tent, but we do need to keep space available for people to pick up information from our booth.
Events: As a reminder, we are promoting the Ford's Colony 5k and 10k (September 12), the Medoc Trail Races (October 17th), and also the Kid's in Training Tri (June 27th). All three events have links to the right in the side bar. The Tri is not a RMEC event, but it is something we are supporting.
RMEK: There will be LOTS of kids that are running the 1-mile and the 5k this weekend that were trained by Tracy, Misty, Elaine, and countless of other volunteers. If you see a child wearing an RMEK shirt, congratulate them, and give them a high five. These kids and coaches have ROCKED for the last 10 weeks and should feel very proud of what they have accomplished.
Fund Raising: The Fun Run for Charities has already been a great event for our club. Through many generous donors, we have raised over $300 for the RMEK. This is fantastic, and helps to ensure the continued success of the program. As a reminder, RMEK is designed to train all children. It is entirely volunteer based, and entirely free to the participants. If a child is willing to put in the effort, we are willing to train them. We do not charge any fees, but we provide kids with a training program, tee shirts, race entries, and a commemorative award.
Sunday Group Run: There will not be a group run on Saturday, however some of you are planning to run on Sunday. Tracy P. has a 22 mile run planned, and she would love some company. Tentatively lets plan for a Sunday run at 6:30 am from the Teeter. Tracy will likely start earlier. Please post a comment here if you plan to run at all. I am sure she will change here route to meet up for some company!