Planning is already underway for this year’s run. Here are a few of the highlights:
New this year is our affiliation with the Patriots’ Fund. This national charity provides financial relief to the families of our fallen soldiers. Their web site www.PatriotsFund.us provides more information regarding the wonderful work they do.
Star 102 radio will be back again this year. They provide advance publicity for the event and live coverage on race day.
The Community Blood Center is coming back for another blood drive. Last year we had a very successful drive and look forward to collecting even more units .
BJ the DJ is donating his entire day to help keep us energized with great music and his usual banter.
Rusty Collins from Metro Walk and Run will again help with logistics and timing.
We are working with the VFWs, American Legion Posts, police and fire departments. We want all who serve and have serve to join us with their families, even if it is just to sit in a lawn chair and observe.
The Olathe Area Chamber of Commerce, the second largest Chamber in the area, will post the event on their web site.
As you can see, we have a brand new website dedicated to the run. Please follow the links to visit our sponsors and charities. Our thanks to R&D Technology for donating this service.
Because 9/11 is on Saturday this year, the event should grow both in terms of corporate participants and event participants. Just the traffic on Metcalf and in the shopping center will give us a nice jump in visibility.