The Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association (NBLRA) will be a Prime Sponsor of the third annual Run for the Reef 5K. After being a race shirt logo sponsor last year the organization voted to increase their role in the event to that of a prime sponsorship. The move indicates their strong and continued support for the event and the Marine Sanctuary effort to establish snorkeling and diving reefs off Navarre Beach County Park.
A check presentation will be held at the next NBLRA meeting on May 21st with press and the public invited.
The Marine Sanctuary Committee is thrilled to have the NBLRA in this role and is looking forward to the October 15th event with great anticipation. Already sponsorships for the event have increased over last year’s total and participation is sure to be high. We’ll be unveiling a new logo this year and will enjoy a great award’s ceremony on the newly expanded Navarre Beach Pier Deck. It’s early but we’ve already gotten a few registrants and have distributed registration forms to the Navarre Pier and Run With It shoes in Fort Walton. Race registration is available on line at active.com and sponsorship registration is available online on this site’s Run Sponsorship page.
I know it seems early but we want to get a jump on putting our team together for putting on next year’s Run For The Reef 5K.
Please join us for some focused “strategery” as we lay the foundation for next year’s event. Help build on our success and make improvements through your ideas and participation. Hope to see you there!
When: Monday, November 15 at 6 PM
Where: Navarre Visitor Information Center Conference Room (Hwy 98 at the Navarre Bridge)
What: Initial Planning Meeting – Run for the Reef 5K 2011
****NO RUNNING OR RACE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED****
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Coordinator Position Needs:
• Overall Race Director
• Course & Water Stations
• Advertising & T-Shirts
• Venue & Awards
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!!