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September 26th, 2013 | Author:

The Run for the Reef is less than three weeks away.  Event coordinators have been working on their parts of the event.  It is time to get together and determine what has been done and what else needs to be done prior to that weekend.

We will meet this Thursday, September 26 at 6 pm at the Visitor Information Center/Navarre Chamber Conference room (enter through the Sound Side doors).  If you are interested in helping out with the Run come on out – we’ll find a place for you.

February 19th, 2013 | Author:

The next Marine Sanctuary Committee meeting will be Monday, February 25 at 6 pm in the Visitor Information Center/Chamber Conference Room.

Below is a list of some of the items we will be discussing:

Marine Sanctuary Committee leadership for 2013
Reef Sponsorship update
Run for the Reef update
Volunteers needed for Fun Fest booth April 26 and 27
Promoting and marketing reefs
Grant opportunities

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.

 

October 06th, 2012 | Author:

Runners and Walkers,
Whether you are as fast as a Spotted Eagle Ray or move like a Loggerhead Turtle out of water, this event is for you. Not only will this be a fun race down Gulf Blvd on Navarre Beach with an awards party on the gulf at the Navarre Beach Pier, this is an opportunity to help the local environment in an unprecedented way. Sign up today and beat the early race registration cut-off.

5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday – October 13th 2012 7:30am Start

Help the Navarre Beach Chamber Foundation maintain our near shore Marine Sanctuaries and Artificial Reefs for Snorkeling and Diving in Santa Rosa Sound and Navarre Beach

Register online at www.active.com
or
Download registration form at www.navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.com

(Registration Drop Off – Navarre Chamber/Visitor Information Center)

AWARDS CEREMONY & PARTY @ NAVARRE PIER

For more Information on the 5K or the Marine Sanctuary project
email navbms@navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.com
or visit our website

MAKE NAVARRE SNORKELICIOUS!

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4th Annual Run for the Reef
The Navarre Pier will be the venue for the 4th Annual Run for the Reef on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 7:30 am. This 5K run/walk and one mile fun run will benefit the Marine Sanctuary project which includes snorkeling and diving reefs off Navarre Beach and have a significant impact on our local economy and environment.
Register online at active.com or find more information and download a registration form at navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.com. Registration forms are also available at the Navarre Beach Pier and the Navarre Visitor Information Center. Race day registration will be 6 am on the Pier deck. Awards and refreshments after the race, enjoy the run and the beautiful gulf front view from the Navarre Pier Deck.

February 22nd, 2012 | Author:

Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary will hold the Monthly General Committee Meeting Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 6:30 be at the Navarre Visitor Information Center on Highway 98.

We’ll discuss the status of sound side permits, gulf reef contracting/installation, reef informational signage, Run for the Reef responsibilities, and planning for reef site management.

We are an all volunteer committee – everyone is always welcome at our meetings and encouraged to participate in helping us make Navarre Snorkelicious.

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!!