September 27th, 2011 by headless
Our charity partner, Special Olympics Area 11, is having a TOGA PARTY the night before the run! It is sure to be a great time for an even greater cause.
Here’s a little more info.:
Date: Friday, October 28, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: EVE at the B.O.B.
With many thanks to all the volunteers and community support that made it possible, The Festival of Trees Gala, which was a longstanding holiday kick-off within our community, has been retired. Special Olympics Michigan Area 11 is very excited to announce a brand new event with a fun and lively nature that West Michigan will love. This toga party will incorporate fun aspects of Greek culture and, of course, the Olympics!
There are two main components:
Togas are highly encouraged for the costume contest and photo booth! Both Special Olympics Michigan athletes and all members of the community know how to have fun, so let’s do it together. That evening, a limited number of local Special Olympic athlete-created fine art pieces will be sold in a live auction. Other athlete-created art will be featured in an online auction. For many athletes, creating their own works of art will be a new experience and an opportunity to let their undiscovered talents shine in a new arena. The community is invited to participate in this process of art creation during a few soon to be announced lead-up events.
So save the date, get a toga, and Let’s TOGA for Special Olympics, West Michigan!
Sound like fun?? I think so too!
Let’s TOGA on Friday night and chase The Headless Horseman on Saturday night! What a super weekend…. :)
Please visit the website for additional information: http://www.somi-area11.org/
September 23rd, 2011 by headless
With the days getting shorter, it’s definitely beneficial for runners to have a headlamp or some other blinking device so that they can see and be seen.
I headed out to the White Pine Trail last night at around 7 pm to run 10 miles with my buddy Parker. It was definitely a nice, crisp night for running. We made it 5 miles without any problems with visibility, but when the sun finally set; blackness. Knowing that a good portion of the trail is somewhat dense and full of critters, I decided to bring my headlamp.
Headlamps truly are awesome!
The remaining 5 miles back home was a piece of cake. Being able to see while running is definitely a good thing.
To illustrate just how much they help:
I was running along and heard some rustling in the woods to my left. Of course, I turned to investigate. When one turns with a headlamp strapped to ones head, all light fixates on the new focal point. (Yes, I’m a genius.) During that brief period of CSI work, Parker decided to stop because he couldn’t see anything. Long story short, if my dog stops running for some reason, you know there’s a problem.
So c’mon out on Oct. 29th and run The Headless Horseman Chase with us. At the very least, you get a nice headlamp out of the deal. ;)
September 21st, 2011 by headless
A huge “THANK YOU” goes out to Family Fare for their decision to be part of The Headless Horseman Chase!
They will be providing a good portion of the nutrition that will be on the course, as well as post race.
With their help, as well as the help of our other sponsors, we hope to make this run enjoyable for everyone.
September 3rd, 2011 by headless
Hey there everyone!
Did we mention that all participants of The Headless Horseman Chase will receive their very own headlamp?!?! To keep!!
Headlamps can definitely come in handy as daylight hours start decreasing.
We’re getting excited, we hope you are as well.