As you may or may not know, I am one of the race directors for Strides for James. It’s a 5k/10k run and walk, in memory of my co-worker who passed away in 2012. James was a runner and loved the outdoors…so this event is a perfect way to honor his memory.
We are super excited to share that registration is now open! This year’s run is on May 10, 2014.
If you live in Upstate NY, or are looking for a reason to visit in the spring, I highly recommend signing up! All race profits go to the James Wilson Scholarship Fund at Clinton Community College. This cause is very near and dear to my heart and our scholarship committee has worked extremely hard to make the fund happen.
In its first year, the run had over 200 participants and raised over $5,000. This year we hope to double that.
Our second year will be bigger and better than last year, here’s why:
We’ve already have some AMAZING sponsors lined up. I can’t wait to fill you all in… It hurts to keep it under wraps right now!
We’ve moved the event back to Chazy, NY (where James lived). That’s right, we are back on his home turf!
We’ve lowered the registration fee…and who doesn’t love saving money?
If you have any questions, would like to volunteer or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, use this link: http://www.active.com/chazy-ny/running/races/strides-for-james-2014-4941580. *
*Please note, there will be team and family discounts. Please contact us at the above email address for information regarding these discounts.
Anyway, please pass this along! Hope to see you on race day….and I apologize now for future posts written on this…I am pretty darn excited!
Let’s chat, what races are you signed up for this year? Ever volunteered/directed a race? What are some of your favorite charities?