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October 17th, 2011 | Author:

Thanks to Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association, our prime  Run for the Reef  sponsor, and to the rest of the sponsors for the 3rd Annual Run for the Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run.

They are helping to Make Navarre Snorkelicious!

Quantum Broadcasting

Barbara and Dan McCarren

The Griffith Family

Holly Hill Pottery

Islandtime Entertainment

Linda Fusco – All Phase Cleaning

Ryan Icenhour

TC’s Front Porch

Publix of Navarre

Century 21 Island View Realty

 

Thank you also to our fine door prize donors – the participants loved all the prizes

 

Scentsy

Sailors Grill

Thai Hut

Helen Back II

Friends of Navarre Library

 

 

 


September 03rd, 2011 | Author:

Returning Run for the Reef 5K  participants will recognize radio personality Aimee Shaffer of Quantum Broadcasting as the awards ceremony emcee and Islandtime Entertainment’s Tom and Jan Dearien.   They will again share the stage and microphones to entertain you and  to present this year’s awards on the newly expanded Navarre Beach Pier Deck.

Listen to Quantum Broadcasting Radio stations  (Wave 102.1, Mix 103.1, Highway 98.1, and Fly 92.1)  for our Run for the Reef  Public Service Announcements.    We’ll also be featured in their Spotlight on the Emerald Coast  at the end of September or beginning of October.

July 28th, 2011 | Author:

Want to have your logo or name on the Run for the Reef Race Shirt?  Now’s the time to sign up.   The deadline to get sign up for your logo or name to be printed on the back of the race shirt is September 1, 2011.  That will be here before you know it so ACT NOW!

This year’s design is all new and with all the excitement about the reefs  coming to Navarre Beach you want to be sure you are included.    These shirts get a lot of looks around town as participants and friends of the sanctuary proudly wear them.  Be a part of the excitement.    Logo sponsorship is $250.   Name sponsorship is $125.  We can do business names,  individual names or a family name (e.g. The Smith Family).

You can sign up online or just email us and send us your check.  Don’t forget to register for the run also.  Online registration available at Active.com.   Lots of fun to be had at the 3rd Annual Run for the Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run.  The event is Saturday October 15th, 7:30 AM Race Start at the Navarre Pier.

Do it Today!

October 16th, 2010 | Author:

Thanks to the participants, volunteers and sponsors, the 2nd Annual Run For the Reef 5k and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run was another huge success.  The venue for this year’s event was the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.  Runners again were treated to entertainment, food, beer and soft drinks with free after race massages and lots of great door prizes.   You can check out the results at the event timing website – (http://www.eventtiming.com).

The post race party and awards ceremony  was emcee’d by Tom and Jan Dearien of Islandtime Entertainment with special celebrity guest Aimee Shaffer of 102.1 FM and Mr. Navarre – Andy Epstein.  The Navarre Pier proved a perfect setting with everyone enjoying the great fall weather and breathtaking Gulf Front views from the deck.

This year’s event saw us almost double our sponsorships and participation was again close to 300 people.

Thanks to everyone that came out to help Make Navarre Snorkelicious!!

July 28th, 2010 | Author:

The Navarre Beach Fishing Pier will be the venue for the  2010 Run For The Reef 5K on October 16th, 2010.

Race Day Packet Pickup will be 6 AM on the Pier deck.  After the race we’ll be serving beer, soft drinks and food on the deck and holding the Post Race Awards Ceremony.

Mark your calendars to come out and enjoy the run and the beautiful gulf front view from the Navarre Pier Deck.

Last year we had over 300 participants  and this year we’re making plans for an even bigger crowd.

Pick up your registration form or  take advantage of one of the great race sponsorship opportunities and help us Make Navarre Snorkelicious!

February 22nd, 2010 | Author:

The Marine Sanctuary Committee has selected Saturday October 16th, 2010  as  the date for the  2nd annual Run For The Reef 5k Race and 1 Mile Kid’s Fun Run.   Mark your calendars for this exciting event.  The course on Navarre Beach is one of the area favorites and the weather is perfect for it in the fall.

Last year’s inaugural race featured over 300 runners and raised over $8,000 for  the committee’s efforts to establish snorkeling and diving reefs at Navarre Beach.   There will be  awards in all age categories and door prizes and you won’t want to miss the great after party.

We look forward to welcoming back last years participants and plan to see a lot of new faces.   Look for details as the event planning kicks into gear.  We  also look forward to renewing with many of our sponsors from last year also that helped make the event successful.  Spread the word and help us Make Navarre Snorkelicious!!

February 14th, 2010 | Author:

A Reef Sponsorship Program is in the planning stages for the Marine Sanctuary that will allow businesses and individuals to contribute and be recognized on an individual contributor,  or  reef sponsorship,  reef site sponsorship basis.   The committee has  developed a tiered contributor/sponsorship  plan with multi level  recognition benefits in exchange for various levels of tax deductible donations.  We are working with the County on appropriate interpretive signage  and preparing designs for the committee and the county’s review.   The committee is striving to create an effective program that will help develop and sustain the reefs for years to come and provide lasting recognition to the people that have contributed to help Make Navarre Snorkelicious.  Stay tuned for more details as they develop.!

Planning for the 2nd Annual Run for the Reef is also beginning.  The committee will agree on a date soon and begin recruiting sponsors and volunteers.   This event was a huge success last year and we are looking to improve on last years turnout of over 300 participants.  Be part of the fun by participating, sponsoring or volunteering.

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.