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October 14th, 2012 | Author:

Links to the Placements for  the Runners and Walkers  (Male and Female) Categories  have been posted.  Please use the links below to access the various .pdf files.  If your name is listed in the Run for the reef placements file and you did not receive a medal on the pier deck, you can pick up your medal Monday Oct 15 thru Saturday Oct 20 at the Navarre Visitor Information Center (Highway 98 just west of the Navarre Beach Bridge).

Run for the Reef Placements   –  Overall, Masters Category and Age Catgory placements for Male and Female Runners and Walkers

Female Runners Times – Overall Placement and Times for Female Runners

Male Runners Times – Overall Placement and Times for Male Runners

Female Walkers Times – Overall Placement and Times for Female Walkers

Male Walkers Times – Overall Placement and Times for Male Walkers

 

Note Medals are provided for places 1 thru 3 of Male and Female Runner Overall  and Age Category.  Maters, Grand Masters and Senior Grand Masters are awarded medals for first place only.   All Walkers Medals are awarded for 1st place in the listed category.    Additional places are listed for information only.

We apologize for the delay in posting the results and appreciate your support in Making Navarre Snorkelicious!

October 13th, 2012 | Author:

The 4th Annual Run for the Reef 5K saw the highest participation level yet with 317 registered participants and almost all registrants showing up to participate in this year’s event.    It was a gorgeous panhandle day.  Participants enjoyed perfect fall morning weather, and great sunshine for the after party on the pier deck, with plenty of food and drink.

Local artist Kelley Grace, who designed the race shirts for two years now, was on hand to sign runner’s shirts.  Two original prints of the 2011 and 2012 Race Shirt artwork were auctioned off during the after party at a silent auction.

The quilt raffle was quite the hit at the after party also, as a lucky winner took home the beautiful quilt hand  made and donated by Lenore Nicholson.

Technical difficulties with the scoring delayed the announcement of the results.  Some results were not able to be provided by the end of the event and will be posted here and on active.com after they are complete.  Participants that won an award and not able to receive it may view the results for their award listing, and pick it up next week starting Monday October 15 at the Navarre Visitor Information Center VIC).  We apologize for the delay and any inconvenience.  The awards will be available at the VIC through Saturday October 20.

We do have some preliminary overall results for the Male and Female Runners and Walkers as follows – Congratulations to them!

Female Runners Overall

1st-  Amber Barbaresi Age 22

2nd – Cheryl Wolfe Age 53

3rd  -Abigail Nichols Age 24

4th – Caroline Levesqe Age 51

Male Runners Overall

1st – Aaron Runyon Age 34

2nd – Logan Hull Age 14

3rd – Neil Postlewaite Age 42

 

Female Walkers Overall

1st – Julie Harington

2nd – Christine Salome

3rd – Aimee Shaffer

Male Walkers Overall

1st – Ken Smalewich

2nd –  Ken Wolfe

3rd – Kevin Freeland

A special congratulations to our youngest 5K   competitor Abigail Bennet who finished first in the Female  Runner’s 9 and under age category.

 

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,

December 04th, 2011 | Author:

Reminder:  the next Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee meeting is Monday, December 5 at 6:30PM at Navarre Visitor Information Center next to the Butterfly House.

PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE.  Enter the visitor information center through the back door as the front doors will be locked.

 

Look forward to seeing you.

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 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
February 27th, 2011 | Author:

The monthly Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee meeting will be at the Navarre Visitor Information Center at 6 PM Monday Feb 28th.

We’ll discuss Grant/Funding Opportunities, Community Awareness, and Run for the Reef Planning.

January 24th, 2011 | Author:

Want to help bring Snorkeling and Diving Reefs to Navarre Beach? The Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee needs help in the following areas:

Event Organization
Community Awareness
Website/Blog Development & Management
Grant Writing and Research

If you have experience, skills, or desire to volunteer your time and expertise in the above areas, we hope you will come to our monthly meeting on Jan 31st, 6PM at the Navarre Visitor Information Center Conference Room (Hwy 98 at Navarre Beach Bridge). You can also use or Contacts page or email us directly (navbms@navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.com).
Help Make Navarre Snorkelicious!!

January 17th, 2011 | Author:

Reports from the recent Escambia Marine Advisory Committee meeting indicates the gulf side snorkeling reef permits have been amended to allow shorter pilings (the same length planned for the Navarre site).  This clears the way for the deployment of the eco system reefs off of Pensacola beach near Portofino towers.    It is welcome news for the Navarre Beach reef effort since the design of the reef structures is identical to those planned for Pensacola Beach.  Tests from the piling manufacturer that showed the shorter pilings are actually stronger than the originally planned longer pilings were instrumental in the decision.

Also at the meeting, it was noted that Escambia county is proceeding with reef permits for the same type of reefs at Perdido Key.  With Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach, and Navarre Beach  all having beach accessible snorkeling and diving reefs a Snorkeling Trail is a real possibility and looks to be within our grasp.

According Keith Johnson of  Wetland Sciences, the environmental consultant for the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee the federal permits for the Navarre reef sites are working their way through the process.   A  realistic projected date for having the permits in hand is  June 2011.    Construction and deployment of the reefs and the planned informational kiosk type signs is expected to cost between $160k and $200K.   The Marine Sanctuary Committee is raising funds for the effort and plans to rollout a reef sponsorship campaign this spring.  Also several grants have been and continued to be pursued to fund the project.

To find out more about the physical and financial progress of the project come to the monthly committee meeting January 31st at 6 PM in the conference room of the Navarre Visitor Information Center (Hwy 98 at the Navarre Beach Bridge).