Friday, September 21, 2012

Be There, On the Square!

TRF Coach Jack Daniels at the 2011 Event
BY ERIN STROUT


The 24 Hour Run on Heritage Square is this weekend—from 10 a.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday, we’ll be relying on 72 different runners to keep the treadmill moving, all in the name of supporting the mission of Team Run Flagstaff.

This event serves as our annual club fundraiser and we encourage all members and the greater Flagstaff community to get involved! All donations collected this weekend from the spare change thrown in jars, to raffle tickets you buy, to the donation each runner has made for their shifts on the treadmill, and the generous sponsorships local businesses donated will support our nonprofit organization, which is working to improve community health by providing opportunities in running for people of all ages and abilities. TRF strives to keep membership costs as low as possible while offering high-quality programs and coaching in a safe and welcoming environment, to benefit all participants regardless of personal fitness or performance goals.

Specifically, our fundraising supports the operations of TRF—from track access and lights, to insurance, coaching, and staff. The more we can raise in private donations, the less the costs of these necessities are reflected in our membership dues and other fees.

If you aren’t able to take a shift on the treadmill this weekend, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the fun. Please join us at any point during the 24 hours and bring your family. Enter the pie-baking contest at 1 p.m. or Hula Hoop at 2 p.m. Buy some raffle tickets or throw a bunch of change in the jar. Just come on out and say hello – we’ll be glad to see you!

Here’s a schedule of the event highlights. See you on the Square!


Team Run Flagstaff
24 Hour Run on Heritage Square
Event Highlights
Please Note: Must be present to win raffle drawings!

10 a.m.
Kickoff
Runner: Jerry Nabours, Mayor

1 p.m.
Pie-Baking Contest, sponsored by the Seasoned Kitchen

2 p.m.
Hula-Hoop Contests
Runner: Randy Wilson, editor of the Arizona Daily Sun
2:45 Raffle Drawing: Juice Box Gift Certificates

4 p.m.
Runner: Danny Mercado, Team USA Arizona

5 p.m.
Runner: Alicia Shay, 2012 Transrockies Run 3 Day Champ
5:45 Raffle: One-Hour Massage by Holly Stone/Agassiz Massage

6 p.m.
Runner: Rob Krar, 2012 Transrockies Run Champ, LaSportiva  Mountain Cup Champ, Canadian National Mountain Running Team
6:45 Raffle: Sports Massage by Dana Bosselman

7 p.m.
Treadmill Challenges & Prizes, Sponsored by Run Flagstaff
Runner: Vince Sherry, head coach of TRF, owner of Run Flagstaff
7:45 Raffle: $25 Gift Certificates from Pizzicletta

8 p.m.-Dawn
Spontaneous dancing and fun, featuring hits from the 80s
8:45 Raffle: Gift box of Dog Supplies by Karen London
9:45 Raffle: $45 Gift Certificates from Tirzah Salon
10:45 Raffle: Stress Press Self-Massage Tools

7 a.m.
Ian Torrence birthday run, sponsored by NATRA
Runner: Ian Torrence, Ultra-Runner extraordinaire
7:45 Raffle Drawing: $100 gift certificate to Pasto cucina Italiana

8 a.m.
Breakfast, sponsored by Mountain View Pediatrics

9 a.m.
Closing Power Hour, sponsored by Flagstaff Sports Massage
Runner: Diego Estrada, 2012 Olympian
Runner: Kellyn Johnson, Team USA Arizona
Runner: Jack Daniels, TRF Coach Emeritus and Runner’s World magazine’s “World’s Best Coach”
9:45 Raffle Drawing: Free Pair of Running Shoes from Run Flagstaff!