This is a terrible thing if you are trying to vacation with me on a beach in Maui. I'd last about five minutes, and you'd stab me with your little beach umbrella and tranquilize me on the sly.
This is a great thing if one is organizing a race.
I have a great volunteer team ready to roll.
I have a fantastic finish line: namely, InStove, the company that makes the stoves that will be sent to Tilori, Haiti, is lending us a few stoves. One of our volunteers will make cocoa on the stoves! This shows that the stoves are extremely cool, for not only can you cook a lovely beans and rice stew, but you can also make delicious cocoa. Hurrah! Besides, cocoa, in November, in Oregon? WIN!
And the best part: awards! After a few weeks researching medals (and discovering that finish line medals cost $2.50 and up!) I opted to go for donated gift cards for the top winners, and ribbons for all age group winners. So y'all come on, and win prizes now.
Mostly, at this point, I think we are in great shape. We are waiting to hear on a few sponsorships, but my biggest worry right now is getting folks to sign up! I know that the majority of people sign up within a week or two of the race (especially for a little one like this), but boy, does it make me nervous!
All I want is 55 runners... that means we break even, and turn a little profit!
So if you are in Oregon, come on out and race on Nov. 9!