RE: Fw: 5k / 10k fundraiser
- Hello Scouts. You are receiving this email because your Troop and/or Pack is
part of the Tar River District. The Rocky Mount Endurance Club (RMEC) has
some exciting news to share about a fundraising opportunity for your Unit and
for Camp Charles.
The RMEC is a local non-profit running club with over 50 members who enjoy
running in our community. We also host several races, including one
scheduled on 09/11/2010. It is the Golf Club at Rocky Mount 5k & 10k
<http://www.fordscolonyrace.com/> (formerly the Ford's Colony 5k & 10k). We
are pleased to announce that this year's race has selected the Tar River
District Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts as our beneficiary. We are thrilled about
the partnership we have established with the Scouts, and hope you will help
us raise awareness about our race .
The race proceeds will be split into three different categories: 1) The
Pack/Troop Challenge; 2) Volunteer Recognition Banquet; 3) Camp Charles
Capital Improvements. Here are details about each category:
1) Pack/Troop Challenge: There are 21 Pack/Troop combinations in Nash and
Edgecombe counties. For the purpose of the "Challenge" we have grouped each
Pack and Troop together (Unit). All we ask is that your Unit encourage
people to run or volunteer in this year's race. That's it! When people
register, they will have the option to designate a Unit to credit their entry
towards. Registered participants earn you points. The top three Units with
the most points on race day will win a cash contribution!
$500 - 1st Place Unit
$300 - 2nd Place Unit
$200 - 3rd Place Unit
If members of your Unit decide to register as a runner, that counts too!
Detailed rules for the contest are at the bottom of this email.
2) Volunteer Recognition Banquet: In addition to rewarding the top three
Packs/Troops from the Challenge, the race will make an additional $500 gift
towards the District Volunteer Recognition Banquet. This event is held
annually to recognize all of the Scout volunteers that help our local
3) Camp Charles Capital Improvements: Remaining race proceeds will be given
towards Camp Charles in Bailey, North Carolina. This Camp is available and
used by all of the Tar River District Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Any capital
improvements made to the park can be enjoyed by all scouts. The estimated
contribution to Camp Charles is $1,500-$2,000. The actual amount will depend
on the number of runners and race expenses.
So please help us spread the word about this years race. You can do this by
email, phone call, posting fliers, Facebook, or just old fashion
word-of-mouth. Registration for runners and volunteers is only available
online at www.fordscolonyrace.com <http://www.fordscolonyrace.com/> . If you
have any questions, please contact Michael Forrester at runrmec@...
<mailto:runrmec@...> . See you in September!
Rocky Mount Endurance Club
Pack/Troop Challenge - Official Rules:
Eligible Units must be is Nash or Edgecombe county, and part of the
Tar River District as of June 1, 2010.
For purposes of the challenge, Troops and Packs are combined based on
their Unit number. If you do not have a matching Unit, you are listed as
just a Pack or a Troop.
Cash awards will be given in the form of a check that is made out to
the Pack and/or Troop. All funds should be used to directly benefit your
Unit. No individuals should profit from the prize.
Points will be awarded as follows:
10k Runner - 1 point
5k Runner - 1 point
Fun Run - 0.5 point
Volunteer - 1 point (maximum volunteer credit per Unit is 3
Points are based on registration, not on the actual participation in
the race. Volunteers however must be present at the race for that credit to
Race participants must select the Unit they wish to credit at the
time of registration. We will NOT be able to give back credit if someone
decides later they want to select a Unit. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO
The contest dates run from 06/01/10 - 09/09/10, or when the race
reaches capacity (whichever is reached first). Both races will sell out
Each Pack/Troop will have 25 race brochures available to them no
later than July 1st. These can be used at your discretion to help promote
The spirit of this contest is to have fun. Even though only the top
three Units will be awarded a prize, all Scouts will benefit from the Camp
Rocky Mount Endurance Club reserves the right to modify the rules if
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