We can go through life and push on with determination and grit to battle whatever comes before us. If you are a strong willed person you may even be able to win some battles and feel like you are in a pretty good place. In reality though, no matter how many wins you have; if you are fighting on your own you will never win the war. We need community! We need people that will fight with us. People that will push us. People that will lift us up when we are weak. This applies to every area of our life.
So many of us look ourselves in the mirror and get frustrated. Maybe it’s frustration at how we have let our health slip. Maybe it’s frustration about the sadness we see in the mirror. There are a million different things that can cause us to have that frustration. Any single one can cause us to feel lost and helpless. When you are fighting trying to feel positive in different areas at the same time it can feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. No one can carry the weight of the world on their own. We must have community.
Continue reading The Only Thing Missing is U
Just when I think we are done and ready to move past sponsorships we get more good news. There are a few things that almost all runners agree on. T-shirts are great, if they are good ones. Sure there are a few of you out there that would say you have enough shirts and would prefer to never get another shirt at a race. Those people are few and far between. Most people want a great race shirt. Most people decide if it is a great shirt based one thing before anything else. How the shirt feels!
Sure you need a good design, sure it needs to be a good shirt color, but even if you have both of those and the shirt feels cheap and itchy then nobody is going to wear it. Run Richmond likes getting good shirts for our races. We actually refuse to not have a really soft, well designed shirt. Soft shirts are expensive, luckily we have friends in the t-shirt business.
Continue reading Cool Shirts and Great Sponsors
The race is 23 days away and the sponsorships just keep coming. I think it’s important for runners to realize that there is a reason the sponsors want to be part of the Water To Wine 5K Vineyard Run…it’s going to be a great event that will put you in a great mood and sponsors want to be part of that warm and fuzzy feeling. This is not your normal 5K. We are offering more than you normally get at a 5K in perks and in venue. That is one reason that I think our next sponsor has decided to jump in as a Gold Sponsor. Continue reading Sponsorships Keep Coming
We are getting down to the wire now on these sponsorships. The race is only 24 days away so now is the time to act if you want in. One local business that I am extremely excited has decided to jump in and become a sponsor is Twine Market & Design. Some sponsors are important because they agree to bring waters or prizes to the race and those are so appreciated. Other sponsors, like Twine Market & Design are important because they are going to make Run Richmond look good. Continue reading Twine Market & Design Party In The Barn!
You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you realize that you are needed? Doesn’t it feel amazing to know that your presence, expertise, or even emotional support is important to someone else? We all desire to be wanted and needed. It’s human nature. We are designed to need companionship. We accomplish goals better as a team than as an individual. So if feeling needed is something that you desire than let me tell you right now that Run Richmond needs you. Continue reading RUNNERS (and walkers) NEEDED!
I know I have been talking about this contest to win free registrations to join the Run Richmond Tough Mudder Team for a while. We are getting really close at this point. I promise! We are stalling because we have decided to include our sponsors from the Water To Wine 5K Vineyard Run in the fun for the contest. The great part is that our sponsors are excited about the contest. The bad part is we keep getting more sponsors and each time we do we have to finalize more details before we can move on to the contest. My goal is to finalize the sponsors that will be included in the contest this week. If that can happen early in the week then we will have the contest this week. If not until the end of the week the contest will be next week. Continue reading Tough Mudder Contest Update and other bits of info…
We have another great Gold Level Sponsor to introduce today. We had been discussing during one of our group runs how we wanted to find a way to show people how amazing Chenault Vineyards is going to be as a venue for a race. We can tell people that it is going to be one of the prettiest races you will ever run, but people expect race directors to say that. Even though the statement is completely true I don’t feel like as race directors we have a lot of credibility on that statement. So we thought it would be better if we could go out and just take a bunch of photos to show you all the scenic landscapes you will experience during your 3.1 miles. It turns out there is an even better way to do this and it is made possible by our next sponsor. Continue reading If It’s Water To Wine Why Does Run Richmond Keep Talking About Gin?
Time to make another sponsorship announcement. Our newest Gold level sponsor is Soft Shoe and this is a match made in heaven. There isn’t much that runners love more than shoes and Soft Shoe is the best place to get them here in Richmond. The guys at Soft Shoe not only carry the big name brands like Brooks and Adidas, but when new running shoes become popular like HOKA One you can count on them to have those as well. Continue reading The Perfect Partnership – Soft Shoe and a Run Richmond
Yesterday I got the ball rolling by announcing McDonald’s sponsorship of our race and the partnership we have had with them over the last year. I am excited about that partnership because they have been so good to us from the beginning. Today I get to make the announcement of another Gold Level Sponsor that I am just as excited about, but for different reasons. Continue reading Get Fit for the Water To Wine 5K Vineyard Run