BIG thanks to the Ocoee Dam Deli & Grill that has stepped up their sponsorship, wanting to give away a FREE team entry to this year’s race! Here are the details… put your thinking caps on people!
YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga
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The YMCA Strong Adventure Race announces the “I Want Adventure!” essay contest
Chattanooga, TN. (August 7, 2008) – The age old question of how to get sponsorship in the world of adventure racing is about to be answered. The YMCA Strong Adventure Race, along with the Ocoee Dam Deli & Grill, announces the “I Want Adventure” essay contest.
Interested teams should submit an essay that explains, in 200 words or less, why they should be chosen. “Adventure racing makes for GREAT stories,” explains Cathi Cannon, race director of the events. “We want to hear yours.” To enter, teams should email their essay to adventurecontest (at) gmail.com by September 8. The winner of the free 12hr team entry will be announced by September 15th.
“We are excited to be a part of the YMCA Strong Adventure Race this year,” says Johnny Gorman, owner of the Ocoee Dam Deli & Grill. “With the race practically in our backyard, we wanted to do something special. In keeping with the spirit of the Strong Kids Campaign, we are offering an entry to a team that normally might not be able to afford to race a longer distance.”
The race, now in its second year, will be held at YMCA Camp Ocoee on October 18, 2008. It will feature a youth race along with 2 adult races: a 6hr and 12hr adventure race. Athletes will explore the majestic Cherokee National Forest by mountain biking, trail running, and canoeing. Youth teams can be made of of 2, 3 or 4 people. The 6hr race accepts teams of 3, and the 12hr race accepts teams of 3 or solo competitors. For more information, please visit the race website at http://www.StrongAdventureRace.com.
About the Ocoee Dam Deli & Grill:
The Ocoee Dam Deli & Grill serves up delicious home-cooked breakfasts, deli sandwiches, burgers, and fresh local produce. They are located at 1223 Highway 64, Ocoee, TN 37361. Please call for current hours. 423 338 8184.
About the YMCA:
According to Tripp McCallie, executive director of the North River Family YMCA and Aquatic Center, YMCA programs and services include health and fitness activities, but also provide many other services to the community. The Y provides day camp, youth sports, family enrichment and other programs for children and youth. Through these programs, the YMCA contributes to the health of the community, supports families, builds tomorrow’s leaders, enhances the educational system, works to prevent juvenile crime, promotes good citizenship and volunteerism, and gives parents of all incomes a caring and safe child care environment.
The stated mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Mr. MCallie stressed that “the YMCA is for everyone regardless of race, religion, gender, age, income or ability. The YMCA’s financial assistance program, supported in part through contributions to the Strong Kids Campaign and United Way, provides scholarships for YMCA programs and services for those in need within our available resources.”