Ok, we have left folks in suspense long enough… and it’s getting to that time where we gotta get going on this. So… here we go:
When: Sunday, June 14, 2015 from Noon until 5:00pm
Where: Trinity Bar & Restaurant, 184 W. Main St. Norton, Ma
What is this all about???
Last year we were looking for a fun event we could host and use the proceeds to donate to charity. We wanted to do a 5K road race but quickly realized that we just didn’t have the hours to handle the administration that came with such an event. We were kind of bummed out about it and thought, “uggg… it would be so much easier to plan if we could just get rid of the whole running part.”
The Bog Iron 0.0K Road Race was born.
We get an awesome DJ, Trinity opens up the patios, sets up grills, and does free burgers, dogs, etc etc… (“cookout stuff”). Bog Iron takes over a pile of taps and pours discounted pints. We get everyone “lined up” to start the race… “on your marks… get set…. GO”. And everyone is then expected to run absolutely nowhere. It’s tremendous.
Last year, folks set a blistering pace and the time will be tough to beat! Once we hit the finish line, the winner (ehh…everyone) gets a first place medal.
All proceeds from this year’s race will be going to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation which supports families fighting cancer. http://joeandruzzifoundation.org/the-foundation/ Please check out their story.
So what do you have to do to get in on this? You need to start thinking about who you want to have on your Team (folks can register as a team or individuals). Think of a team name and get everyone’s t-shirt sizes. Then, next Wednesday, April 15th, we’ll post the link to the online Race Registration page where you can sign up.
Folks can register up to six runners at once. “Full Runner Registration” is $40. Registration will include a runner’s t-shirt (we are thinking a bit retro 70’s style this year), an official racing bib, and the winners get medals. The cost (which was very reasonable last year) for the t-shirt, bib, and medals will come out of the registration fee and 100% of the remaining will go directly to charity.
There is a limit of 200 runners this year and we think, given last year’s success, we’ll sell out reasonably quickly. Registration will be open until May 15th and if we don’t sell out completely, we’ll open the event up to “Spectator Tickets” for $20. These tickets will not include the t-shirt, bib, or medal for the winner and the entire $20 will go directly to charity.
I know folks posted pictures a couple weeks ago of last year’s race, but feel free to post some more to this announcement so Zero rookies can get a feel for it.
Registration opens next Wednesday!!!