Local groups invited to enter aid station challenge
The 2014 Running With the Bears event invites community groups to provide aid stations and compete for prize money during the marathon, half-marathon and 10K races this summer.
Parents clubs, cheerleaders, musicians, football teams, 4-H, parks and rec groups, and more are all invited to participate, have fun, win money and be part of the Boston Marathon qualifier in Indian Valley.
The fourth annual Running With the Bears event will take place in Greenville on Aug. 16. Organizers are looking for local groups to operate the water stations located every 2.5 miles throughout the course. Groups of four or more are needed. Volunteers will be shown where exactly to set up and will be trained on how to best support the runners. The rest is up to them!
At the end of the race, each runner will be given three tickets to vote for the winners in the following categories: best theme, best spirit and best snacks.
In each category, first place earns $1,000. Groups are eligible to win in all three categories for as much as $3,000.
Winners will be announced at the after-party hoe-down (5 p.m.). To claim one of the 13 station spots, contact Rachel at Mountain Circle Family Services via 284-7007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Running With the Bears, visit RunningWithTheBears.org.