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Runners and Walkers,
Whether you are as fast as a Spotted Eagle Ray or move like a Loggerhead Turtle out of water, this event is for you. Not only will this be a fun race down Gulf Blvd on Navarre Beach with an awards party on the gulf at the Navarre Beach Pier, this is an opportunity to help the local environment in an unprecedented way. Sign up today and beat the early race registration cut-off.
5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday – October 13th 2012 7:30am Start
Help the Navarre Beach Chamber Foundation maintain our near shore Marine Sanctuaries and Artificial Reefs for Snorkeling and Diving in Santa Rosa Sound and Navarre Beach
Register online at www.active.com
Download registration form at www.navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.com
(Registration Drop Off – Navarre Chamber/Visitor Information Center)
AWARDS CEREMONY & PARTY @ NAVARRE PIER
For more Information on the 5K or the Marine Sanctuary project
or visit our website
MAKE NAVARRE SNORKELICIOUS!
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4th Annual Run for the Reef
The Navarre Pier will be the venue for the 4th Annual Run for the Reef on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 7:30 am. This 5K run/walk and one mile fun run will benefit the Marine Sanctuary project which includes snorkeling and diving reefs off Navarre Beach and have a significant impact on our local economy and environment.
Register online at active.com or find more information and download a registration form at navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.com. Registration forms are also available at the Navarre Beach Pier and the Navarre Visitor Information Center. Race day registration will be 6 am on the Pier deck. Awards and refreshments after the race, enjoy the run and the beautiful gulf front view from the Navarre Pier Deck.
A crowd was on hand for today’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary. Commissioners Jim Melvin, Don Salter, and Lane Lynchard and Roger Blaylock (county engineer), along with Representatives of the Navarre Chamber of Commerce, the Navarre Chamber Foundation, the TDC, the Marine Sanctuary Committee and David Walter of Walter Marine (the reefing contractor) were present as snorkelers immediately took to the water.
The Navarre Chamber Foundation will have an informational booth at Fun Fest (Fri & Sat – Apr 27 & 28) to inform the community about the Marine Sanctuary progress, sell nature walk bricks and promote the Run for the Reef. We’ll also staff the beer booth Saturday night. The Foundation will get to keep tips received during the beer booth shift.
Additional volunteers are needed, particularly Saturday evening at the beer booth from 4 pm to 7 pm. Please contact Nancy Sandler (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to help.
Thanks to those who have already volunteered and a big thank you to the Navarre Chamber for donating part of the Fun Fest 5K Proceeds to the Marine Sanctuary program.
Fun Fest will be in the Navarre Beach County Parking Lot next to the Pier.
May 17, 2011:
The Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee (NBMSC), a program of the Navarre Chamber Foundation, is pleased to announce that the Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association (NBLRA) has voted to become a Prime Sponsor of the 3rd Annual Run For The Reef 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run on October 15, 2011. The Run For The Reef 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run benefits the NBMSC’s mission to bring shore-accessible snorkeling and diving reefs to both the Sound side and Gulf side waters off of beautiful Navarre Beach Park. The NBLRA’s generous $1000 gift, which will be presented to the NBMSC at 10a.m. on Saturday, May 21st at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Center, pushes the pre-race sponsorships for the Run For The Reef to record levels, insuring that this year’s event will be the most successful fund raising event ever to benefit the NBMSC. With the recent announcement of funding commitments for the actual construction of the reefs from Santa Rosa County and the TDC, the NBMSC looks forward to a point in the very near future where Navarre Beach Is Snorkelicious!! For more information on the Run For The Reef (including Race Registration forms) and the NBMSC’s mission, please visit our website at: www.navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.com.
The Marine Sanctuary will be providing information about our efforts to Make Navarre Snorkelicious at the Navarre Health and Business Expo on Saturday January, 29th. The Expo will be at Navarre High School and we will be in the Chamber Foundation Booth. Come on by and pick up your Marine Sanctuary bumper sticker.
Visit with us and see how we’re doing in our efforts to bring beach accessible snorkeling and diving reefs to Navarre Beach.
The grant application package for the 2009 Impact 100 Grant is complete and has been delivered. The Marine Sanctuary has submitted the grant package in the Environmental category. There are five categories, each with an award of $102,800. The grant specifically targets using the funds for the Phase II sound side reef due to the ability to actually complete all the Phase II work before Fall of 2010 should we get the grant.
A site visit will occur where two to three of the Impact 100 grant reviewers visit with us to learn more about our project and the Chamber Foundation (the 501 c 3 that we opperate under). The site visit should occur in the July/August time frame with finalist selected the latter part of September.
Finalists make a presentation in October immediately prior to the final selection of grantees. Think good thoughts and spread the word about our great project and the wonderful community benefits with regard to Environment, Economy and Education. We feel it’s definitely grant worthy. Here’s to hoping Impact 100 helps us to “Make Navarre Snorkelicious”.