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November 15th, 2010 | Author:

At the initial planning meeting for next year’s (2011) run, Saturday, October 15th 7:30 AM was set as the date and time of the run.  The venue will again be the Navarre Beach Pier.

The structure for the Race Planning Team was discussed and we now have a slate of coordination positions to be filled along with selection of the Overall Race Director.    We need a fee good volunteers to keep our event progressing and have it be all it can be.   If you have a desire for a better Navarre and a willingness to organize in the following areas, please email us at navbms@navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.com or call 850-677-1875.  No run experience is necessary – we’ve done this a couple of times now and have  a wealth of know how, templates, etc in most of these areas.  Here are the leadership needs:

Overall Race Director – Do you like being in charge,  following up on things, making sure everyone is staying on track, and ensuring things run smoothly?   This is the job for you.

Sponsorship Coordinator – Help us get out ahead of the curve by contacting and securing existing and new sponsors early in the year.

Registrations Coordinator – Set up our online registrations and manage the in person registrations, including tracking participant information, planning & coordinating package pickup, and race day registration.

Public Safety and Course Coordinator – Planing and  race day coordination  with  sheriff’s department, CERT, Fire and Rescue personnel and race day course setup.

Advertising & T-Shirts Coordinator – Are you a gad about town or a creative soul.  Keep our event in the public domain and put your creativity to work on next year’s race shirt.

Venue & Awards Coordinator – This one is for party planners.  Coordinate with the venue, secure the awards, and make sure the after party and awards ceremony go off as planned.

Results Coordinator – Arrange for race timing and work with the vendor to ensure timely and accurate results.

September 16th, 2010 | Author:

Friday Sept 17th is the deadline to register early and get the discounted registration fee of $20 for the Run for the Reef 5K.  You can register on active.com or download the form from our website and drop it by the Navarre Visitor Center.

Registration will continue through October 15th at the regular registration fee of $25.  Day of race registration is $30.

Sign up now and help Make Navarre Snorkelicious.  A great race shirt and post race party awaits along with great door prizes for a lucky participant, including a 3 day 2 night weekend at a Navarre Beach Property from JME Properties.

Remember – you don’t have to run to participate.

October 18th, 2009 | Author:

Fundraising:

Run for the Reef 5K

Our inaugural event was a huge success and we grossed as much as $8,000 and netted as much as $5,000. Still waiting on word if there are any more registration monies to be collected from the Active.com on line registration system. This was not only a financial success but everyone involved seemed genuinely pleased that it went off without a hitch and we had over 300 participants. Including all the participant, volunteer and sponsor shirts distributed, we have 400 Run for the Reef T-shirts out there circulating to remind folks of the program. Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, race committee members and most importantly participants that helped to make it a success.

Impact100 Grant

As you may know we were selected as one of two finalist in the Environmental category for the 2009 Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 grant of $102,800. Approximately 250 Impact 100 members voted by absentee ballot prior to the final presentations (based on what they had read in the entire grant application or grant summaries they were provided). The other 250 members voted at the annual meeting (held October 18th in Pensacola) after hearing final presentations by each finalist. While we were not awarded the grant, we ;learned quite a lot about the grant process and are encouraged to try again next year since our first outing allowed us to get all the way to the final two. Thanks to all who helped with the grant throughout the grant process.

Memorial Reef Naming Program

Recently we have discussed a plan that would allow individuals or businesses to purchase naming rights for one or more individual gulf or sound side reefs. We would then place some type of memorial at the park with a graphic depicting the location of each donor’s reef. We need to start planning for this. Things that need to be worked out include a pricing structure for the naming rights, how to work with the county on the size, location and type of memorial that we might be allowed to be erected, and how best to market the effort.

Permitting:

We now have our State of Florida DEP permits and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineer Federal Permits have been published for comment, which is the first phase of the approval process. Our Environmental Consultant will receive and respond to any requests for additional information as the federal permit approval process continues.

Community Awareness:

The past couple of months we made many appearances at local civic organizations and set up and informational booth or table at a few events. We are looking for more opportunities to do this and need some enthusiastic committee members to step forward to both schedule/coordinate these opportunities and to help by manning a booth or table or presenting our (now fairly standardized) presentation. Opportunities to present our information in front of groups that typically have speakers and lunch meetings is a great way to keep our message out in public circulation and generate the type of community awareness and good will we need to keep the project moving forward.

Next Meeting:

Next monthly meeting – Tuesday, October 27th at 6:30 PM- Navarre Visitor Center Conference Room (enter through rear sound side door please).
At the meeting we will review and document lessons learned for both the Run for the Reef and the Impact 100 Grant and discuss the memorial reef naming plan. As always the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.