Saturday, November 22, 2014

Home For The Holidays 5K

9:00 AM Saturday, December 13, 2014
Registration: 8:00-8:45 AM
Smythe Park in Mansfield, PA

 
Sponsored by the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce
T-SHIRTS to all participants and PRIZES to top male and female finishers in each age category

(19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

Race begins and ends at Smythe Park. Course follows through the rural area of Mansfield with a moderate hill midway through the course.

"Home for the Holidays" will continue after the race with additional family-friendly activities and events. Join us for some friendly competition as we kick off this holiday celebration!

All proceeds to benefit the "Home for the Holidays" celebration in Mansfield, PA on December 13, 2014

Registration Form: HERE

Thursday, October 9, 2014

5th Annual Mutt Strut Dog Walk & Fun Fest

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
 
"Animal Care Sanctuary would like to plan a 5k to accompany our 5th Annual Mutt Strut Dog Walk & Fun Fest. The event will be held May 16, 2015 at Riverfront Park in Sayre. Our run route has not yet been approved, but is in process.
 
If you aren’t familiar with us, we are located in East Smithfield and Wellsboro, PA and care for over 500 animals daily. We offer low cost veterinary services to the community as well. The Mutt Strut is our largest fundraiser of the year and we hope adding the 5k will help!
 
Anyway, is there anyone in your running club that would like to be on our Mutt Strut committee?
 
With Gratitude,
Rachel Rossiter
Director of Operations
570-596-2200 Ext. 116

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Selfless Elf 5K


The inaugural Selfless Elf 5K presented by Wegmans will be held December 6th at 4pm as the kickoff to Sparkle in Corning. The race begins at Corning War Memorial Stadium and ends in Centerway Square just as Sparkle is getting started. Online registration is $25 and includes an event shirt & striped elf socks.
 
 
More information is listed on our website: http://bit.ly/SelflessElf.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sayre Elks 5K Charge

When: Saturday, October 18 at 9:00am
Where: Round Top Park, Athens Pennsylvania
Facebook: HERE



Throughout the years we hold several events to raise the funds that allow us to better serve our community. In hosting these fundraising events we are able to continue to help local charities and organizations such as Valley Area Little Leagues, Valley Youth Soccer Association, Hoop Shoot Program, Eagle Scout Recogniti...on Awards Ceremony, Area High School Scholarships, Veterans’ Services, Drug Awareness, Christmas Charities and so much more! We are striving to make this event a huge success!! Whether you would like to contribute as a participant, sponsor or volunteer - we want and need you!!! Pre-Registration & Sponsorship forms are available in the lounge during business hours (or shoot us a message with your email and we can forward what you need that way). We are looking forward to starting this new and exciting fundraiser for our community!!!!

The Inaugural Sayre Elks 5k Charge will be on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at Round Top Park. Pre-Registration will be due by Saturday, October 4th to lock yourself in for the awesome race t-shirt! Pre-Registration will be $20 and Race Day Registration will be $25. Packet Pick-up will be held at the Sayre Elks Club on Friday, October 17th, 5:00-7:00pm. The 5K will be held at Round Top Park where you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the fall foliage. This course is a true cross-country course with rough terrain and hills.

SPONSORS!!! Donate as little as $100 and your name/business will be printed on the back of all race t-shirts!! Please contact one of our committee members listed below for more information. :)

If anyone is interested in volunteering with this fundraiser, we will need all of the help we can get!!

Derek Gowan: derek_gowan@yahoo.com
Donna Lohmann Shipman: dlshipman.DS@gmail.com
Laura Barrett: sayreelks@gmail.com

SPONSORS:
Tioga Tae Kwon Do
North Branch Financial

Monday, September 1, 2014

DRIFT Zombie 5K Run/Walk (Sayre


FACE BOOK EVENT PAGE: HERE

Neon Night Run/Walk

"The Score-4-Life foundation is preparing for its next event which will be held Saturday September 27 at 730 PM. We are holding a neon night run/walk with some interesting obstacles. Cost will be $10 per person. And once again all proceeds go towards the projects and programs for the center.

Check our website www.score4lifefoundation.com soon for more information as well as look at the flyers being hung around town."

Sunday, August 10, 2014

OPINION: Visitor's Bureau Holding Bradford County Back

 
 If you read one of the local newspapers on a semi-daily basis you will by now be aware of the controversy brewing over Bradford County’s “room tax.” Local municipalities have begun voting on whether to continue sending local tax dollars off to the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau in Tunkhannock or to create a new visitor’s bureau for Bradford County. The current Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau serves the four county “Endless Mountains” region comprised of Bradford, Wyoming, Susquehanna and Sullivan counties. Under the current, decade old agreement, revenue from a tax levied on tourists staying in local hotels, the number of which has exploded in recent years due to the Marcellus Shale natural gas play, is shipped off to the EMVB, headquartered in Wyoming County, where the EMVB decides best how to use this money to promote tourism in Bradford County. More than 50% of the EMVB’s budget reportedly comes from Bradford County.

In order to move forward with the resolution currently on the table (the establishment of a new Bradford County visitors bureau), the Bradford County commissioners are waiting on a majority of local municipalities to vote to sever ties with the EMVB. And with good reason, a quick search of the Endless Mountains Visitor’s Bureau website, shows Bradford County’s many attractions to be inadequately represented. For example, using the search feature, filtered to suggest places to eat in Bradford County, yields only six local restaurants.

Notice the Tioga County Visitor's Bureau support
of trail running in their area.
Where this whole issue hits closest to home for those who read valleyrunningclub.org is in a search of “things to do.” A search for trails yields just one result, Mt Pisgah State Park. Although Bradford County is footing the bill for this website, there is absolutely no mention of the adjoining Mt Pisgah COUNTY park which most definitely has trails. Similarly, a search for “Parks, Forest and Gamelands,” results only in some limited information about Mt Pisgah State Park and Larnard-Hornbrook County Park. As if it were not bad enough how criminally under developed and underused Bradford County’s forests and game lands already are.

It is this local runner's opinion that the EMVB has to go. Its time for Bradford County's room tax dollars to stay in Bradford County and go toward promoting and making Bradford County’s natural beauty more accessible to all. Promoted properly or not, there is no tourism without tourist attractions. Better cooperation and organization between county, state, and civilian groups have made other nearby counties to our south and west Mecca’s for outdoor enthusiasts. Its time for Bradford County to get its act together while there is still an outdoors worth visiting.

-Brian  


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