Important “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5k Info

Hello everyone!   Believe it or not, the Get Your Rear in Gear 5k is next month!!  So I wanted to pass along some information to team members, potential team members, and general supporters.

First of all, if you plan to sign up for the Baty Sisu team, please do so soon as I’ll be sending more specific emails to team members only.  I get the team roster with email addresses automatically from the registration website.  Click on the “5k Info” link at the top of this page for more information on registering.

Team Members Only:  please note that we really appreciate you joining us for the 5k and helping us raise money for the Colon Cancer Coalition, and we realize money is tight these days.  Therefore, we don’t expect you to pay extra for the t-shirt if it’s not in your budget.   So while we’ll gladly take t-shirt donations to help cover the cost of t-shirts, please know that a donation for t-shirts is not mandatory or expected.  We simply want all team members to have t-shirts on race day, so we are more than happy to help subsidize the cost of t-shirts.  More info on t-shirts will be emailed to you soon.

Also, I wanted to provide team members with a few documents that may be helpful – please let me know if you have questions about these documents:

  • Event Overview (with Event Schedule):

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Please note that team photos will be taken in team meeting area beginning at 7:30 am on race day.  Also note that all funds must be turned in by April 9th by teams and individuals in order to be eligible for awards.

  • Course Map:

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  • Donation Register:

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Please note that if you are collecting donations via check or cash (instead of online), a mailing address is required for tax receipt purposes.  Tax receipts are mailed to cash/check donors from the Colon Cancer Coalition organization (note that online donors receive a receipt automatically via email).  Donation checks should be made payable to:  Colon Cancer Coalition

  • Pledge Slips:

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Pledge slips can also be used for cash or check donations.  Please be sure to include the team name (“Baty Sisu”), team captain (“Sarah Stratton”), and individual (your name) – this information will ensure that the donations are added both to our team total and to your individual fundraising total.  Please keep the April 9th deadline in mind.

  • 5K Flyer (in case you want to hang it at work or elsewhere):

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I will plan to pick up all race registration information for all team members the day before the race.  That way all you have to do is show up at the team meeting area the morning of the race.

We’re still the top fundraising team for the 5k and we’re currently at 27 team members!  But we’ve been told that most teams do most of their fundraising the month before the 5k, so we’re going to have to make a big push for the next 4 weeks in order to stay on top!  Thanks once again to all team members and donors for your support!

Please let me or Chris know if you have any questions.

Sarah

sarah.stratton@gmail.com

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2 responses to “Important “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5k Info

  1. Pat Groeper

    DEAREST SARAH,

    BETTER GET YOUR TEAM IN GEAR BECAUSE THE GROEPER SEMI-COLONS ARE TRYING TO CATCH UP TO YOU IN PEOPLE AND MONEY WE HAVE A WAYS TO GO BUT WE ARE GETTING THERE SO MAYBE SOME PEOPLE WANT TO BE ON THE SEMI-COLONS JUST LET SARAH KNOW IF YOU WANT TO SWITCH TEAMS AND I AM SURE SHE WILL GET YOU IN TOUCH WITH ME (THE TEAM CAPTAIN)!!!!
    GO SEMI-COLONS!!!!!!

  2. Lo

    LOL, love your team name, Semi-colons! However, Baty Sisu will prevail! I’m sure there will be no traitorous switching of teams, heehee:)

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