Veterans Day 5k / 10k

As Americans we are free!  We can get up in the morning, go to work at the job we choose, go to the stores we like, or simply step out the door and go for a run/walk.   We have these freedoms thanks to the women and men that make up our military.  So many selfless americans have given the ultimate sacrifice so we can wake up each day and simply do as we wish.   This Veterans Day, I wanted to personally execute my freedom of entrepreneurship and philanthropy the best way i know how, but hosting a race to honor those who served.

Proceeds from this race will be donated to a local chapter of a veterans service organization (TBD) to help our veterans in need.

Race Details:  10k and 5k races will be held at Lake Wilhelm, Goddard State Park on Saturday, November 11th.


10K Course:  Starting with an out and back on the causeway (might be windy… but always pretty), the course will continue onto the paved trail around Lake Wilhelm.  Upon reaching the final turn around, participants will head back to the finish line located at the marina pavilion.  10K course will have 2 water stops that you will pass 2x.

5K Course:  Starting just inside the park driveway.  Participants will run and out and back on the paved trail and finish at the marina pavilion.   5k course will have 1 water stop that you will pass 2x.

Refreshments:   Expect traditional post race goodies: Water, Bananas. Depending on the weather and temperature we will have Hot chocolate and soup available as well (Veggie or Tomato)

Awards:  Top 3 Men and women in each race distance.   Age Group awards: Top Male/Female finisher in each group (15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)  NOTE: If by some amazing chance this event has registrations above 100, we will go 3 deep per AG.  Again, saving expenses to maximize proceed donation)

Due to our mission to keep cost low to maximize proceeds: we will not offer a shirt for this event. (Hence the finish medals: Bling over laundry!)

Thank you all for your consideration.  We look forward to hosting you at another fun and meaningful Awesome Event.

Goddard State Park Marina
540 Lake Wilhelm Rd
Sandy Lake, PA US 16145

Run Country Style – Recap: August 8, 2015

Great weather, great music, and great participants equals an Awesome Event!

The 1st annual Run Country Style event hosted at the Cool Spring Corn Maze was a huge success.  We saw 130 registrations and 118 participants in this inaugural event.  Participants had a choice of the Boot Scootin’ 10k – Presented by McCandless Ford,  Country Kicker 5k – Presented by Jones Burgers and Shakes, and the Buckaroo Fun Run – Presented by Dr. David Hefner, Pediatrician.  Finishers in the 5k and 10k were greeted at the finish by our amazing volunteers and their cool finish medals!

After their races, participants got to hang out at the Corn Maze for our post race tailgate party.  Lemonade, Tea, bagels, and bananas were available to replenish the runners energy.  Tailgate party activities included Corn Hole, Pedal Tractors, and live music from the Mighty Hellbenders band.  It’s safe to say a good time was had by all!

Unique awards were given to the the top 3 male and female finishers overall, and the top 3 in each age group.  The top 3 in the Country Kicker 5k received country gift baskets while the top 3 in the 10k got custom boot trophy’s.

A canned food drive supporting the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County we a huge success.  In addition to a pick-up truck load of food, over $350 was donated to the Food Warehouse.

A special thank you to John and Dave McCullough for hosting us at the Cool Springs Corn Maze.  They offered us the perfect venue, the coolest toys (seriously, the pedal tractors are super fun!), and the best hospitality anyone could ever ask for.

Last but not least, THANK YOU to our event Sponsors!  With out your donations and financial support we would not have been able to produce such a great event.

Presenting Sponsors:

McCandless Ford,  Jone’s Burgers & Shakes, and Dr. David Hefner

Official Sponsors:

Mercer Main Street, Mercer Motel, and Virostick Moving & Storage

Community Sponsors:

Primary Health Network, Interstate Self Storage, Liberty Lights Candle Co., and Jodi’s Notary Service.

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