Thursday, May 31, 2012

SMAans, We need your help!

I have created some posters and paper registration forms. I will gladly mail these out to people who want to promote our event and it will also help raise SMA awareness! Email me your address and I can have them sent to you ASAP. The more people we have to promote the event the more successful it can be!

We also need as many sponsors as we can get! Sponsorships will help us raise the most money to donate! A sponsor that gives $200 or more will get their business name on the back of the race shirt! Business location doesn't matter, my dad's company is sponsoring the race and he lives in El Paso, TX!  If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the 5k send me an email and we would be more than happy to give you more information!

We are still working on online registration, but I think we have found a way for those of you too far away from Fredericksburg, Texas to still participate in the event! Of course this idea would be tied to the online registration that we have yet to work out the details on..., so hold tight for more details to come!

Remember, sharing is caring! Share our event page on facebook and share our blog posts!

Thanks for everyone's help!

Friday, May 25, 2012

We want to say thank you to all of those who have or are currently serving in our military.

Race updates:
We have posters made for anyone in the area that would like to hang them at their business or sponsor the race stop on by Anytime Fitness in Fredericksburg (across from walmart)

Also we have an entry form made for anyone in the area that would like to pick them up!

We are still working on online registration, I PROMISE we will get it up as soon as we possibly can!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Inspiration and Divine Intervention.
Our 5k story. How we got started and a few of the obstacles (that turned into blessings) we have encountered.

Brooke and I have been following Avery's bucket list from pretty much day one. And like everyone that read Avery's Bucket List, we feel in love with a sweet baby and her family.

When we heard of Avery's passing we cried. And then it clicked.... We have been wanting to host a 5k race here in town, but had no real reason to besides the fact we love to run.

Because we have never put an event like this together before I started where everyone does... Google Search! I started researching timing companies, 5k event planning checklists, and anything else I could think of off the top of my head. We came up with a name inspired by pictures of Avery's room, her name above her crib with a "b" and "r" in front spelling out brAVERY. We looked at the calender and came up with a date in September. And then the real work began.

The first timing company I contacted got back to me right away, but she was only available in August :( So I went on filling out information on tons of other timing company sites (and have still never heard back!) Bummed out about not knowing what to do about a timing company, I decided I should figure out what I need to do to get City approval for a race... After a failed attempt at contacting someone that wouldn't have been able to help me anyway I decided to call the City Office. Best thing about living in a small town, easily getting in contact with the right person!

So, first step contact PD and get a route set up. I contacted the Lt. in charge and he gave me some requirements for our course and I got to work! On May 11th (Avery's half birthday!) I emailed our route to the Lt. and he approved it! I decided after talking with Brooke that we should move the race to August so we know we have someone to time our event. Once again when I contacted Race Day Event Services she was quick to respond! So we had a route approved and a timing company to make it official! Then as I was searching the SMA awareness ribbon (for Wear Ivory for Avery Day) I noticed a couple things, SMA Awareness month is August (the only time that Race Day Event Services was available!) and that the letters on the ribbon were a lavender like color and some ribbons had a lavender rose (Anytime Fitness colors are purple!)

So on Avery's half birthday I was able to accomplish everything I needed in order to get the 5k underway!
I know I had an angel sitting on my shoulder that day!

I have to say that I am so honored to be in a position where I can host an event like this and even more blessed that so many people are willing to come together for such a great cause!

Race Updates:
We are still working on getting a separate bank account set up. Once we do this we will be able to set up online registration and donations!
I am also trying to work on a way that people around the country and world will be able get involved despite living far away from Texas!
Stay in touch for more details!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This is Amber the Race Director for the brAVERY walk/run. I am so excited and honored to have the opportunity and the ability to host this event!

While we have a course, starting point, and race time set. We have a few more details that still need to be addressed. Like an online registration and donation site!

I am so excited that people around the country and the world are still touched by Avery's story!  I am working on ways so that those of you who are not in Texas or who cannot attend this event will still be able to participate in some way!

So please hold tight for more details to come and thank you so SO so much for supporting our SMA awareness campaign!