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O-hi-O

Hey Ohio! We are busy setting up for the 5k Foam Fest coming this weekend. Not too busy, however, to give a shout out to our partner charity. We are so excited to be donating partial profits to TraffickFREE and their S.O.A.P. initiative. TraffickFREE educates students, parents, professionals, and motel owners/staff on the red flags of trafficking and how to identity a victim. You can learn more about the amazing organization here.

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Detroit- this is what part of the proceeds are going to support

We are proud to spotlight the Special Olympics of Michigan as the local benefitting charity for the 5k Foam Fest in Detroit. They have included a bio of two of their star athletes for us to recognize:

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Molly Hincka:

Doctors said Molly would never walk or even talk. Her mother knew different and was determined to never allow that to happen. She never saw the things her child could not do; she only imagined what she could do. Molly’s mother turned out to be right when experiencing her child do the impossible, walking at age 4 and talking by age 5.

Now, 20 years later, Molly is a Special Olympics athlete who participated in the 2011 World Games. Molly was a top performer at the games and took home a Silver medal in the 3000 meter run and Bronze medals in the 4 x 400 meter relay and 5000 meter run. Molly is now preparing to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Central Route relay which will have her running the five-mile stretch of the Mackinac bridge this coming September.

Special Olympics Michigan continues to provide Molly with the transformative power of sport for opportunities to experience inclusion, acceptance, unity, respect, friendship and joy.

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Ben Snider

Ben Snider:

Ben was named the Spartan Stores healthy Athlete of the Year for 2012. Ben has been a Special Olympics Athlete for eight years now competing in basketball, soccer, poly-hockey, bowling and track. Snider is a great team player, shows great sportsmanship and makes sure every athlete has fun. He has gained so much confidence and self-worth and wants all of the other athletes to experience those feelings as well. Snider takes pride in his accomplishments and understands if effort is put forward, nothing is impossible.

Snider enjoys running, and when it is cold outside he can be found on a treadmill! He participates in many 5k and 10k races and often makes family members join him as well. Ben has often been seen going back and running with whoever has not finished, encouraging them all the way to the end. Snider demonstrates being a healthy athlete physically, nutritionally, and spiritually.

 

Come to the Special Olympics of MIchigan website to find out more about the organization and how you can take another step to support them and their noble cause.

We at Round House Racing feel privileged to associate with such an organization

Chicago, it’s time!

All those living in Illinois, I hope you are ready to get filthy clean tomorrow! The 5k Foam Fest is this weekend! That’s right, tomorrow and Sunday. Make sure to stop by the Kingsbury Center today until 8:00pm to pick up your bib. If you can’t make it there, no worries, just jump on over to the registration tent race day and pick up your bib there. Don’t forget to bring your printed and signed waiver! 

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KINGSBURY CENTER: 1435 North Kingsbury St. Chicago, IL 60642

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FOX VALLEY OFF ROAD: 1952 N. 35th Road Ottawa, IL 61350

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Can’t wait to see you there!

Chicago get ready

Chicago, we are setting up your foam fest as we speak. This years event is partnered with the Max Cure Foundation, Road Runner Sports, and Mike’s Hard Lemonade.

The Charity that is benefitting from this event is The Special Olympics of Illinois. 

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In the mean time

There are plenty of photos from the Richmond but they havent made it to the site yet. The next Foam Fest we have coming up is Chicago on June 1st. Here is the link for registration for all those close to or in the windy city.

In the meantime enjoy this video of the Nashville event and just insert your face for your future race!Foam Fest

In the News!

Hey Virginia! Our team made your local news this week on CBS6 -WTVR! Did anyone catch it? If not, check out the video link below to find out more about tomorrow’s race and other media coverage. That’s right, I said TOMORROW! If you haven’t signed up yet, make sure to visit our website and register to run for the 5k Foam Fest at http://www.5kfoamfest.com/locations/Richmond.php it’s going to be a blast!  Also, check out some pictures from set up this week to see what you’re in for.

http://5kfoamfest.com/media.php

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Event Director, Alyssa, on WTVR

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Early morning session of yoga before race set up

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Feed station supplies

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One Death Drop up!

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Registration Tents

See you TOMORROW!  

 

Virginia is for Lovers..of Foam!

Calling all my foam lovers! We are holding the 5k Foam Fest this Saturday at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield, VA. Be sure to sign up at http://www.5kfoamfest.com/locations/Richmond.php to jump in on all the foamy muddy action! Check out our Pinterest board to learn which vendors will be there, prizes, and who our sponsors are.

 http://pinterest.com/5kfoamfest/2013-richmond-va/

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Nashville, are you ready?

Hey Nashville, the big foamy day is TOMORROW! Are you ready to get filthy clean?!

Quick details for tomorrow:

Venue: A Cowboy Town

Address: 3669 Knight Drive, Whites Creek, TN 37189

The Chuckwagon Cafe by A Dream Come True Events and Catering will be serving:

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If you haven’t signed up already, register at http://www.5kfoamfest.com/locations/Nashville.php or come to the info tent on race day!

See you tomorrow!!