Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Email Blast #3: Family Fun for a Good Cause

Hello everyone!

Twelve days to Race Day and we are super-excited to have two more sponsors on board: Allegheny Health Network Sports Performance manning the Athlete's Tent at the Finish, and Birdsfoot Golf Club with a generous donation of a $250 Golf Package for our Chinese Auction (more below)!

While runners and walkers are out on the trails collecting treats, getting fresh air and exercise, supporters will have plenty to do.

Check out the Free Kids Activities area in and around the Environmental Learning Center - there's balloon twisting, Monster Golf with neat prizes, a Halloween Tattoo Parlour and nature activities, including the chance to pet a friendly box turtle.

We all love to win and the Chinese Auction this year has over $1500 worth of goodies thanks to our generous sponsors including Venture Outdoors, the Children's Museum and Probikes and more. With fantastic raffle baskets such as "Coffee Lovers", "Get Fit", "Creative Canvas Paint, Sip & Snack" worth from $40 to $250, there's something for everyone. Bidders need not be present to win. The best part? Every raffle ticket you buy will help fund Scouts projects that better our beloved Park for community use, and that makes you a winner whether you walk away with a prize or not! The 50/50 Raffle will run simultaneously, so hit an ATM before you come out on race day and wear your lucky underpants. (If you run out of cash, no worries as we'll be set up to take credit cards too :))

Food, glorious food. Come hungry because this is going to be the best post-race food you'll find in this neck of the woods. In addition to the creepy treats to refuel with along the race route, and the usual 'water & banana' at the Finish, you'll want to head over to the Food Pavilion for a delicious hot meal, dessert and drink included in your race fee. Take your pick of:

  • Entree:
    • Grace's Wok Fried Rice (gf vegan option available)
    • Kathy's Famous Vegan GF Chili
    • J & S Pizza (thanks J & S!)
    • Jamie's Delicious Veggie Pizzas
  • Dessert:
    • Creepy Cupcakes
    • Fresh Fruit Cups
    • Witches Finger Cookies
    • Pie
    • Assorted cookies
  • Drink:
    • Witches' Brew
    • Mauled Apple Cider
    • Coffee
    • Coke
    • Hot Chocolate
The Vendor and Sponsor Booths this year includes Elevate Sport & Spine Center with Dr John Kuruc providing free muscle treatments, Health Pyramid Longevity & Vitality Center with Dr Emily Paskorz with Snackster Sam a monster on a mission to help kids find the best snacks, The Foundation for Wellness Professionals with free chair massages and mini health screening, Songs for Young Whippersnappers with Valerie Williams and many more. Thanks for visiting our vendor and sponsor booths!

We'll send out the final email blast next week, but here's wrapping up today with a Big Shout Out to the 76 volunteers signed up to help out for our race. Volunteers do the million and one things that make this race happen. We are so grateful for our dedicated and enthusiastic team this year that supports our goal to bring this family-friendly outdoor trail event to the communities in Pittsburgh and beyond!

Till next week,

Happy Trails!

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