Saturday, August 31, 2013

1st Annual VRC Labor Day: Labor Pays - Run For The Money

 1st Annual VRC Labor Day: Labor Pays - Run For The Money

Date: Monday Sept 2nd
Time: 8:00 a.m Monday Sept 2nd until Wed Sept 4th 5:30PM
Where: Waverly Glen Trails

Who: Open to all VRC facebook members (join here), their families, friends, random trail users, anybody reading this and that pesky Sasquatch.

Goal: To encourage runners to enjoy a holiday outside exploring the local trails.

What: Monday morning before 8:00 a.m. I will run into Waverly Glen and attach my bright yellow Steelers "Terrible Towel" to a tree. The towel could be on any trail, but IT WILL be clearly visible (from one direction or the other) on A TRAIL.

How: Beginning at 8:00 AM park your vehicle at our normal Wednesday night meeting spot (lower park by the middle pavilion near the foot bridge to the trails), go for a run/walk/hike to find The Terrible Towel.

You don't have to be fast.... you just have to be first....

Return my Terrible Towel to me (I want it back) at 5:30PM on Wed Sept 4th when we meet for our weekly group run and redeem it for $50 cash.

Rules & Hints
-When you find the towel try to keep it your little secret. The game does not end until Wed evening. Take pleasure in the fact you let somebody spend the next two and a half days looking for what you have already found.

- You may work in teams (or as a family), but distribution of the of prize money is your business. I will only give the $50 to the person who hands me my Terrible Towel (seriously, I want it back!)

-You may want to wear a watch and take a phone/camera to document your search. Part of the fun will be hearing all the stories on Wed evening at the big reveal and on Facebook afterwards.

- No towel (I love that damn towel) , no cash.

- No show at Wed's group run, no cash. I realize people have lives, but for $50 I'm sure you'll figure out how to get my towel to me on Wed, even if it means sending somebody in your stead.

DIRECTIONS: Waverly Glen is located off of W. Pine St. in Waverly NY: Google Maps
Do you recognize this tree?
Some runners enjoying the hunt Monday morning
Mother - Son Trail Fun
Getting Warmer... at least its yellow
A pack of wild boys on the prowl for a terrible towel

Double Trouble


And the winner of VRC's Labor Day: Labor Pays: Run For the Money, taking home $50, is none other than Paul Haiges who found The Terrible Towl just after 7:00PM on Labor Day