Who Are You Running For?
What makes Sherry’s Run different from every other 5K event? Heart. So many of the people who participate in this unique grassroots event are there because they love someone who is battling or who has battled cancer. This is most evident in the spirit of the teams. Without the teams, Sherry’s Run would not be what it is.
“I am so moved each year by the heart and enthusiasm from each of our teams. They participate because of someone special in their lives,” says Ashlee Chance, Sherry’s Run Teams Committee Chair. Her team of volunteers is here to help make your team of runners/walkers more successful.
If you think you might want to be a Champion for Hope this year, come find out more at the first Team Captain meeting, scheduled for: Tuesday, July 19 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (come and go) at the Sherry’s Run office (located at 110 Babb Drive, Lebanon TN). If you can’t make it to this one, don’t worry! You have three more opportunities on: Tuesday, August 9; Tuesday, August 23; and Tuesday, September 6. Registration forms will be available for those who are unable to register online. We will also hand out posters and be available to answer any questions you might have about organizing your team. Team meetings are open to anyone who is interested in forming a team for your company, family, church, and friends or in honor or memory of a loved one.
Chance, adds “I can promise you that you will not regret the decision to become a Champion for Hope in your community. Being part of a team changes you for the better!” You may register your team name online at www.sherrysrun.org. Your team members will be able to simply pick your team name from a drop down menu. As soon as a team member registers, an e-mail will be sent to you.
Green bows will be available at each meeting, so you can pick yours up and help us “Paint Your Town Green.” We will also have Sherry’s Run retail items available to purchase so come ready to shop for Sherry’s Run!
Team T-Shirt Competition A Favorite Tradition
Our t-shirt competition has been a highlight of this event for three years and is a great way to bring your team together. Again, all teams will have an opportunity to showcase their creativity by creating a unique design on your team’s t-shirt and entering it in the Team T-shirt Contest. The t-shirts will be on display at the event site for everyone to see and the winning team will be announced at the event. Remember, the winner is chosen based on donations made at the site, so be sure to remind your friends, family and co-workers to “vote” for your t-shirt. Visit www.sherrysrun.org/the-race/teams for more information.
Be A Champion and Have Fun!
There are so many fun and easy ways to get your friends and family in on the blessing of helping others. Several teams in the past have raised money through a variety of events such as bake sales, office decorating contests, turning school sporting events lime-green, Sherry’s Run t-shirt days. Be inspired by the creative ways supporters are raising money or think of your own.
It’s so easy to get started!
- Attend the Team Kickoff Meeting
- Register yourself and your team name (it’s quick and easy – log onto www.sherrysrun.org – there is no additional charge to register online)
- Paint Your Town Green with lime-green bows
- Check out the Teams section on www.sherrysrun.org for more information and FUNdraising ideas to share with your team.