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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Race Course Preview

Runners and walkers in this year's Corporate 5k will make history by participating in the largest road race ever held in Orlando city limits!

A few of us from Track Shack (and a running buddy from FreshPoint) ran the newly designed route starting at 7:15 p.m. on a Thursday night.   Here's a preview of what to expect.  

Heading east on Central you'll experience very little of downtown Orlando's famous brick streets for about a half mile. Think of this route as a rectangle that surrounds classic downtown neighborhoods and passes right by Carl Langford and Rose Arden parks. Along the way you'll be refreshed by hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers serving at two water stops and energized by a DJ and live music, including a mariachi band that welcomes you back to Lake Eola.  

Nice wide roads and straight stretches lead you across the finish line and into the Office Party of the Year!  Mich Ultra will be flowing and this is the time to celebrate your accomplishment with thousands of other fitness enthusiasts!

The Track Shack crew getting ready to run the course.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mea Culpa

We missed a T-shirt entry when putting the contest together. The new entry is "U.S. Lawns", and can be voted for in the box below the main T-shirt voting box. The shirt design can be found in the same post as the others.

Food Drive!

Come prepared to race AND feed your neighbors in need.

The Christian Service Center invites your team to join our team by helping us to reach our goal of collecting 12,300 (one can per person) cans during this year’s Corporate 5K!

We would like to challenge all teams and participants to collect canned or nonperishable food items, which can be dropped off during the race in either of two drop off locations at Lake Eola. The first donation site will be set up on Rosalind Avenue near the Amphitheatre and the second site will be located on Eola Drive, near Panera. 

The Christian Service Center is honored to be the recipient of such collective support from our community for the fourth year in a row.  100% of donated items will go directly to families in our community who are struggling to put food on the table.  Not only will your donation satisfy someone’s belly, but your kindness and generosity will encourage their heart. 

Food items in high demand include: baby food, powered milk, canned vegetables and fruits, canned tuna, soups, pastas, pasta sauces, instant potatoes, rice, breakfast cereals, cake mixes, bisquick, peanut butter, jellies, and beverages such as fruit juices.

On behalf of the Christian Service Center and the families we serve, I look forward to joining you for the race on April 15th and personally invite you to check out our website to learn more. 

Robert F. Stuart
Executive Director