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Giving Thanks FREE 5K Fun Run – November 17, 2019

 

This Holiday season, TriCycle and Run will be hosting 2 FREE 5K Fun Runs that are designed as gift drives for local youth. The first is the Giving Thanks FREE 5K Fun Run scheduled for Sunday, November 17 that will benefit ProVision Student Ministries, and our goal is to collect gift cards and gift certificates that will in turn find their home in the hands of local youth looking to make a brighter future for themselves.

ProVision Student Ministries is located in Easton Maryland and have been working with students for over 10 years. They serve students from Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties. They offer a bus ministry for all of their Bay Hundred students and it is used on a weekly basis. As a non-denominational youth organization, they work to help students to make good choices in their lives, provide a safe environment where they can grow together as a community, and share concerns or issues then work together to find solutions for them. They host retreats and summer camp, as well as a weekly food bank and other outreach activities for our students. They work side by side with their students volunteering in our community and at fundraisers to help raise funds to defray the costs of trips that many of them have a hard time affording as well as the cost of their food bank for them and other program activities. ProVision Student Ministries is comprised of all volunteers and 100% of any funds that they receive by donation or fundraising goes directly towards their program for their students. Their goal is to raise up students who will be assets to the community and who will impact the world in a positive way wherever they are.

This event will directly benefit their annual ProVision Christmas Banquet, an event their students look forward to each year. The event features a traditional Christmas dinner and dessert buffet as well as a prize table for the students. For some of them the items that they “win” will be the only thing that they receive for the holiday season. For others its an opportunity to win prizes that they will in turn gift to others. The majority of their students come from financially challenged backgrounds so giving and receiving gifts is not something they get to experience often. Their students work through out the year volunteering at events in the community, working fundraisers and meeting weekly goals to earn points that are converted into points/tickets for our banquet. At the banquet they use their tickets to try to win items, and there is a “losers” round for those who haven’t won an item to participate in so that all students have a chance to ‘win’ something. No one goes home empty-handed. The gift cards, and gift certificates that you would be donating from the fun run will be much appreciated and will be a perfect addition to the Banquet prize table. In years past gift cards and gift certificates have been a “hot” item on the prize table!

Let’s kick off the holiday season together along our safe race course that follows the St. Michaels Nature Trail, making it ideal for all ages and abilities.

As always, this is a prediction race – meaning you try to guess your finish time. Anyone that guesses their finish within 10 seconds of your official race time will be declared a winner and receive a Gift Certificate for the shop.

We encourage everyone to complete online registration, but we will also have race day registration available inside the shop beginning at 8:00am on race day. Bib pickup will also begin at 8am. A rre-race meeting will begin promptly at 8:45am in our front parking lot at the store. Race will begin at 9:00am.

ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE

Please plan to park in the St. Michaels Elementary School lot and make the short walk (2 blocks) down to the store for the race start. There is one water station on course that participants have access to twice during the race. We will also provide bottled water at the finish line as well.

We hope to see you on November 17! And stay tuned for registration to open for the Ugly Sweater FREE 5K on December 21, 2019!

4th Annual Tacky Prom FREE 5K Fun Run – TAKE 2

Spring means PROM Season!  And that means it is time for our 4th Annual ‘Tacky Prom’ Free 5K in our FREE Fun Run Series!   That’s right, we will be running in dresses, sequins, suits, hats…but we don’t recommend high heels!

So….go dig through your parents (or your grandparents) closets, and find the tackiest of dresses or suits to wear as you join us for this FUN RUN on Sunday, May 12th!  Check the thrift stores, check the local consignment shops….but remember you should be able to RUN in whatever you decide to wear!

We can promise some photographic evidence for years to come after this event!

While we had to cancel the initial date of this event, we know that this race is one of our most popular ones, so with that, our May race lives on as the Tacky Prom FREE 5k.  The schools in St. Michaels are sending 3 Destination Imagination teams to the Global competition in Missouri later in May, and they are in need of a few supplies to help them out.  Most specifically, they are in need of duct tape for some on-site projects that they will all be participating in once they arrive.  We will be adding items you can donate over the next couple of weeks as well!  For more information about the DI programming, take a look at their website:  https://www.destinationimagination.org/

You probably know the drill by now, but our Fun Run races are prediction races!  Meaning that you don’t have to be the first person to cross the finish line in order to win the race, you just need to guess your finish time by the closest margin in order to be declared an official winner!  Anyone that guesses their time within 10 seconds will be a race WINNER!

ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE

On-site registration and bib pick-up will begin here at the shop at 8:00am.  The race will begin promptly at 9:00am.  Participants are encouraged to arrive no later than 8:30am.  We also ask that everyone plan to park at St. Michaels Elementary School, located on Seymour Avenue, just a couple of blocks from the shop.

We will have a brief race meeting in the front parking lot at 8:45am to review the course details and any special offers for participants immediately following the race.

Come join us for a great event, and remember that our course is kid-, pet-, and stroller-friendly!  All ages and abilities are welcome!!