Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Run4Rett Recap!

With all the hype surrounding my recent marathon, I haven't had a chance to recap another very important event which took place the day before: Run4Rett!



I am pleased to report that we had a tremendously successful day, with approximately 450 participants and more than $42,000.00 raised for the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association.


Juliana was the driving force behind this event and did a wonderful job overseeing every major aspect and minor detail - let me tell you, there is so much more to think about than you can imagine, even for a relatively small event like this one. I tried to do my part by coordinating and managing the volunteers, but played a very small role on race day given that I had a marathon to run the next day. Thankfully my awesome sister April (who was also responsible for procuring the majority of donations for our race kits) stepped up to the plate and filled in for me.

Our volunteers were absolutely wonderful, many of whom are a part of our training group. Having runners behind the scenes makes such a big in pulling off a successful event. They know how things should work and realize how important it is that everything happens the way it is supposed to. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who volunteered - we couldn't have done it without you!

Everything went very smoothly and we have received plenty of positive feedback. It's so rewarding to see months and months of hard work come together, especially for such a good cause.

A few pics from the big day:

Showing my (colourful) volunteer spirit:



Bouncy Castle:


Start line:


Post-Race Food:





Hubs ran a 22:30 5K after a 30K/18.6mi (!!!) "warm-up"





Congratulations to all who were involved! See you next year!

27 comments:

dietitianontherun.com said...

First!! Hello!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Your hubs is non-stop - 30K warmup? Psh, no biggie....? ;) Wow!

I love that this event keeps getting bigger - $42,000 big, amazing!!

Andrew Opala said...

excellent!!

bobbi said...

Sounds like a fun event! And your hubs - AMAZING!

J said...

Looks like you had a perfect day for the race! Can't believe Mark ran 30k then ran the 5k!

Aneta said...

sounds like a great event.
i might have to put it on my race schedule...either as a participant or as a volunteer!

Lisa said...

Sounds like an incredible event! Congratulations on such a great turnout and money raised!

Hunnybee said...

It was an amazing event! You guys did a fantastic job.

The 5 year old had a fantastic time and is still talking about his first race. Definitely will be a whole family event next year!

Deb said...

Sounds like it was a great event. Congrats on raising so much for a great cause!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Nice work Marlene! Looks like a great event! And yay for {crazy} hubs!

Runners Fuel said...

WOW!! what a warm up! Good job hubby!

teacherwoman said...

What a great event for a great cause! That is some massive money raised! Awesome!

Amy said...

Sounds like a great event for a great cause!

Katie A. said...

That is a lot of dough raised! Congrats!
And that post race food looks better than what I just had at my last marathon! Nice work!

Emz said...

YAY for a run with a GREAT cause.

LOVE the cap/skull cap/hat. awesome.

Laura said...

Wow..awesome job for both the event and the hubs.
Holy....

destination262 said...

Sounds like such an awesome event! Way to raise so much $$$! That is truly amazing! :)

Heidi said...

Good job Marlene! It takes alot to pull off an event like that, nevermind the day before a marathon.

Your husband is a beast! ;)

Rad Runner said...

Great job, looks like loads of fun!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Wonderful work! It looks like it was a beautiful day!

Congrats to your amazing running machine hubbs. 30k warmup!

Wendy said...

Great job! Love that you captured so much of it in pictures.

Denise said...

19 mile warm up? geesh, hubs. way to make us all look bad!

congrats on the successful race. and i love the "colorful" marlene!!

Heather said...

What a great event to be a part of!

Anne said...

How great that you are part of the behind the scenes for this wonderful event! You are amazing!
You hubs is pretty hardcore...wow!

Jamie said...

What a wonderful event! Congrats to your hubs who rocked the 5k!!!

Nicole said...

way to go to the hubs!! :)

shenx said...

Wonderful!!!!your event have done smoothly...and it seems it goes a very successful event...Congrats!!!

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