Monday, April 9, 2012

Getting closer to the race

Hi everyone!  The brochures are being printed, and will soon be coming in the mail or hand delivered.  We hope you all put August 25th on your calendar.  We want this race to be BIGGER than last year.  More participants!  Bigger raffle prizes!  More fun!

The t-shirt contest is over, and Mat and I will be picking the 2012 race design over the next week.  Once we have chosen it, we will share it with all of you.  Some of the ones we have seen so far look great.  I know it will be a hard decision.

If you didn't notice - on the side bar on the right is a way to register for the race online and pay by credit card.  You by no means have to do use this, but if you want - it is there for you.  You can pay by credit card for the race, lunch, basket raffle tickets - it is a nice set up.  You can also go to this website and register, but print out and mail in your registration and pay by check.  You don't have to wait for the mailers that will come in May - you can register now!

If you know you are able to come, we encourage you to register early.  Pre-registration will help us get a count for food, and shirts.  BUT - walk-ins on the day of the race are ALWAYS, ALWAYS welcome.  We know life sometimes gets in the way, and some decisions need to be made last minute - so don't worry - you can come the day of the race, register, eat, raffle, and have fun!  The cost is a bit higher on race day than pre-registration, and that pays to cover the cost of having to mail you your race shirts.

Please read the post below, or go to the Race Registration page online to find out all the details.  We are getting more and more sponsors every day.  Today in the mail came a signed Andrew Clements - a famous children's author - book.  We had written to him and told him about Finley and he sent a signed book and a lovely note.  It was pretty awesome.  That will be included in our signed book basket we will be giving away!

And don't forget - Disney tickets!  American girl!  Bicycle!  Homemade quilt!  Plus many, many other baskets at the raffle - it is going to be amazing.

The kids will have a lot to do - bounce house, face painting, balloon animals.....tons of fun for the whole family

Please consider coming to the event.  It has been so much fun, and this proving to be the biggest year yet.  We have a $20,000 goal this year with this event.  I know you can help us reach it!

 Some of you have told us you can't make it, but would like to make a donation.  Please make checks out to RDH12 Fund for Sight when you do - all donations are tax deductible and EVERY CENT you donate goes to research - no overhead!  We are very proud of that.  You can also make a donation online using your credit card through the Race site (click on the link on the right).

Thank you for helping us reach our goal!!

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