Thanksgiving is a day for Turkey Trots, lots of homecooked food, family, and football. And maybe a nap. And then comes Friday… leftovers galore. You’ll be eating turkey and mashed potatoes in various forms for days!
As runners, we all have plenty of clothing and shoes that are “leftover” from prior seasons or no longer see the wear we thought they would.
And lastly, as race directors (okay, maybe that’s just us!) we always have extra shirts and medals when a race is completed. We’ve accumulated a lot of “leftover” swag over the years and we thought we might do something fun before we make a donation to help those in need. So we came up with the Leftover Run and we’re asking for your help.
The Leftover Run?
Yes! The concept is pretty basic: we have leftover race numbers, race shirts, and medals from events over the past few years. You pay $15 to participate in the Leftover Run, and when you arrive you’ll get your choice of a race shirt in your preferred size. When you finish, you’ll get your choice of a medal. Some of these medals, you’ve seen before. Maybe a few that you haven’t, too.
New in 2019! We now have TWO beneficiaries for our event.
First, as with the past three years, is Goodwill Columbus. We’ll be donating some of the extra shirts after the Leftover Run to this great local organization. In addition to the donation of the extra race shirts, we’re asking you to help make a great donation to Goodwill Columbus by bringing any donatable clothing to the event that we’ll then include with the donation to help those in need.
Secondly, we are also supporting the Columbus Running Company Charity Fund. The Columbus Running Company Charity Fund is a 501c3 organization evolved from our mission to benefit both the running and local communities. The CRC Charity Fund focuses its efforts on youth running participation through scholarships to the Grasshoppers Running Club and providing discounted race timing and logistics support to a small number of approved 501c3 races that have both the athlete and charity in mind. Support the CRC Charity Fund via the event’s DONATE page, you can donate during your event registration or separately using the button at the top of the page.
Thank you for your generosity!