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February 16th, 2012 | Author:

This year’s Run for the Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run will be Saturday October 13th.   With the installation of the reefs this year,  the event promises to be the most popular yet.  We are now accepting sponsorships for the run from businesses and individuals.  We’ve already had a good early response.  Several sponsorship categories at various prices are available.   The Run for the Reef is the Marine Sanctuary’s annual fund raiser.    All funds will be used to maintain and improve the reefs, associated amenities and programs.    It’s a great way to support the Marine Sanctuary and the environmental, economic, and educational benefits it brings to Navarre.

PRIMARY SPONSOR – $1,500 (1 Sponsor) or $1,000 (Multiple Sponsors)

* Prime Logo placement on race shirt (shared placement for multiple sponsors)
* Your Banners Displayed at Start/Finish Line and  at Awards Ceremony
* Prime Sponsorship listing on Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary website
* Option to distribute giveaways or coupons at awards ceremony
* 10 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirts

AWARDS CEREMONY SPONSORS – $250

* Your Banner Displayed at Awards Ceremony
* Sponsor listing in Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary website
* Option to distribute giveaways or coupons at awards ceremony
* 2 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirts

WATER STATION SPONSORS – $250

* Your Banner Displayed at Awards Ceremony
* Sponsor listing in Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary website
* Option to man water station with business representatives
* 2 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirts

CHILDREN’S ONE MILE FUN RUN SPONSOR – $250

* Your Banner displayed at Fun Run Start and/or at Awards Ceremony
* Sponsor listing in Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary website
* Option to present a prize, gift certificate or coupon packet to winner and/or participants
* 2 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirts

MILE MARKER SPONSORS- $100

* Your Banner Displayed at Mile Marker
* Sponsor listing in Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary website
* 1 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirt

T-SHIRT SPONSORS

Logo  – $250
* Logo on Run for the Reef 5K T-shirt
* Sponsor listing in Marine Sanctuary website
* 2 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirts

Name  – $125

* Name on Run for the Reef 5K T-shirt
* Sponsor listing in Marine Sanctuary website
* 1 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirt

Also seeking door prize and Runner’s goodie bag donations

Make Check Payable to Navarre Chamber Foundation  – Checks Can be mailed to:
Navarre Chamber Foundation 5K Run, 8668 Navarre Pkwy #142, Navarre, FL 32566

**In kind donations considered for needed services or goods.  Sponsorship level determined by the wholesale value for the donated good or service.

Don’t miss out on these great sponsorship opportunities. You can download a copy of these opportunities here.

February 10th, 2012 | Author:

Please mark the following dates on your calendar, and note the locations.

  • Feb. 13, 2012 at 6:30PM at the Hampton Inn, Navarre – sponsorship meeting.  Come help us finalize our sponsorship program and plan for it’s début to the public.
  • Feb. 27, 2012 at 6:30 at the Navarre Visitor Information Center – general committee meeting.  Discuss the status of permits, the project, and discuss Run for the Reef responsibilities.
  • April 27, 2012 from 4-7PM on Navarre Beach – We need volunteers to staff our booth at FunFest.  Contact Nancy, nasandler@bellsouth.net, if you can help.
  • April 28, 2012 from 10AM-7PM on Navarre Beach – We need volunteers in 2-3 hour shift to staff our booth at FunFest.  Contact Nancy, nasandler@bellsouth.net, if you can help.  Please include the times you are available.

Note that  a portion of the FunFest 5K proceeds go the NBMS committee.  Please spread the word and sign-up if you can.  More FunFest 5K information here.

Thanks  for your support,

February 02nd, 2012 | Author:

Santa Rosa County has received and reviewed the final draft Federal Permits from the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). The county is set to sign the permits and has begun the procurement/deployment process for the beach accessible snorkeling reefs on the Gulf Side of Navarre Beach Park. A final federal (ACOE) permit for the two Sound Side reef sites is expected within the next month. Applications for the required Gulf side and Sound side federal permits were submitted in September of 2009. The federal permit process was expected to take 18 months but has been delayed due to the ACOE activities associated with The Deep Horizon oil spill and associated responses. State permits were granted for both sites in 2009.

The reefs specified in the permit are the Eco System piling mounted disc reefs, a patented design by Walter Marine. If contracting details can be put together within the next two weeks, the reefs could get the go ahead from the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commission (BOCC) as early as February 23rd. The installation process itself will not be long (2-3 days in the Gulf and 3-5 days for the Sound), but a suitable weather window with multiple days of calm seas is critical for the Gulf reef installation. Weather is not as critical for the installation of the Sound side reefs. Depending on the timing of receiving the federal permits for the Sound side reefs and weather conditions, the Sound side reefs may be installed earlier than the Gulf reefs. Historically, the sea state gets calmer as we get into June, but we are hopeful the weather cooperates and the reef installation can proceed as soon as possible.

December 21st, 2011 | Author:

There will be a meeting of those interested in helping and/or providing input into the reef sponsorship program on  January 3, 2012 at 6:30PM.  The meeting will be at the Best Western, Navarre.   All are invited to attend.

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

 

 

 


October 10th, 2011 | Author:

The 3rd Annual Run for the Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run is this Saturday October 15th, 7:30 AM at the Navarre Beach Pier.     Register online at active.com or download the registration form here.   You can also come by Race Packet Pickup Friday Oct 14th from 2-6 PM at the Navarre Visitor Information Center or just show up at the Navarre Beach Pier on race day (October 15th) and register before the 7:30 AM start.

The weather looks perfect for race day –  Sunny with a low of 54 warming to 82 in the late afternoon.

Hope to see everyone there.

October 05th, 2011 | Author:

The 3rd Annual Run for the Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run is ten days away.  Have you registered?  If not…..what are you waiting for?  You can register online at active.com or download the registration form here.  You can also come by Race Packet Pickup Friday Oct 14th from 2-6 PM at the Navarre Visitor Information Center or just show up at the Navarre Beach Pier  on race day (October 15th) and register before the 7:30 AM start.    Come on out and join the fun.  We’re looking forward to a great time.  Tom and Jan with Island Time Entertainment will be there along with Awards Emcee Aimee Schaeffer.  Great hand crafted awards from Holly Hill Pottery and free food and beverages after the race.

Help Make Navarre Snorkelicious!!

September 25th, 2011 | Author:

The next Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee meeting is Monday, Sept. 26th at 6:30PM at the Hampton Inn, Navarre.

Agenda Topics include, Permitting and Deployment Plan Update, Run for the Reef, Reef Sponsorship Program, and Community Awareness Events.

The Run for the Reef Race Shirts will also be unveiled.

 

September 23rd, 2011 | Author:

The October 15th date for the 3rd Annual Run for the Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run is fast approaching.  You can download a registration form here from our site or register online at Active.com

Come on out and help Make Navarre Snorkelicious!

Here are some other locations where you can find Race Registration Forms.   You can also register at Packet Pickup  (2-6 PM Navarre Visitor Information Center) or the day of the race on the Navarre Beach Pier Deck.

Come on out and help Make Navarre Snorkelicious!

Dragon Sports Fort Walton
 Run With It Fort Walton
Navarre Visitor Center Navarre
 Navarre YMCA Navarre
Running Wild Pensacola
Academy Sports Pensacola
USA Scuba Florosa
Navarre Pier Navarre Beach Pier
Scuba Shack Pensacola
Holley By The Sea Rec Center Navarre
September 12th, 2011 | Author:

Save money by registering now for the Run for the Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run.  Early registration for this year’s run ends on Monday September 19th.  You can still register up until race day but you save 5$ on the registration fee by registering before September 19th.

You can download the registration form here from our site or register online at active.com