Events

2nd Annual Veteran Food Pantry Dash

June 11, 2016
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
6900 Delta Ave, El Paso, TX

2nd Annual El Paso Veteran Food Pantry Dash 5K Run and Walk

Sponsored by: BlackBrush Energy, Security Service Federal Credit Union, Dell Fort Bliss Ambassador Team, Great Lakes Computers, Western Tech College, GC Services, Rebuilding El Paso, EPVRA (El Paso Veterans & Riders Association)

Help us fill the shelves of the El Paso Veteran Food Pantry by participating in this great event! Last year we raised over $2,800 for the VNP (501c, nonprofit charity who runs the Veteran Food Pantry). Packet pickup, day of race registration, pre-race vendors, and informational booths will open at 6:45am on 11 June 2016. This year we’ll also have a higher quality race teeshirt. Sign up before 31 March 2016 to guarantee teeshirt and size!

VNP is currently providing meals for over 300 veterans and their dependents monthly. All funds received by the VNP stay locally and provides for our El Paso Veterans! This event is their largest fund raising event.

Bib Pickup: 10 June 2016 at the VNP 4317 Dyer Street, El Paso Texas 79930 from 11am to 7pm. (VNP has two new signs making the location even easier to find!)

Participants can also pickup their bibs at the event starting at 6:45am

Donations: Can goods and clothing items in good conditions can be donated during both packet pickup and day of the event. Additionally donations can be made at any time during the race registration period here at RunSignUp.com. Just select the donation tab!

VNP will be conducting a bucket drop during the packet pickup and the day off the race. The funds raised during the bucket drop will go directly to the El Paso Veteran Food Pantry. The El Paso Veteran Food Pantry has established a relationship with local vendors. These relationships enable them to purchase a pound of food for .15cents. $1 = 6 pounds of food $2 = 13 pounds of food $5 = 33 pounds of food $10 = 66 pounds of food

The El Paso Food Pantry will also be accepting can food donations at their location during the packet pick up!

A $1 dollar raffle will also take place during the race. All proceeds go directly to The Veteran Food Pantry. Tickets will be on sale at the event. The following items are up for raffle:

Dell Laptop

Registration Fees:

Registration NOW OPEN!

November 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015 $12.50 Race Fee January 1st, 2016 to February 15th, 2016, $15.50 Race Fee February 16th, 2016 to March 31st, 2016, $20.00 Race Fee April 1st, 2016 to June 5th, 2016, $25.00 Race Fee Registration at Bib Pickup* & Day of Race $30.00 Race Fee

We’re planning for another Groupon campaign between March and June; however, the $12.50 fee will be the cheapest fee!

Event shirts size guaranteed for everyone that signs up before 1 May 16. This year’s event shirt will be 50 / 50 Mixed Blend Shirt (higher quality than last year’s shirt). Shirt sizes after 1 May 16 will be first come first served during bib pickup.

Groups larger than 15 participants, Army Units, School Teams, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, please contact us for a discounted rate.

No Refunds: Race will happen shine, rain, or dust storm! ! !

Race Rules:

  1. Race will be RFID timed

  2. All participants must cross the start and finish line to be timed

  3. Participants must fully cross the finish line for RFID Chip to be measured. (Participants wanting to return to the course to finish with friends, must cross the finish line prior to returning to the crouse!)

Awards: Trophies will be presented for overall Male and Female Finishers and largest Team* (*Largest Team will be determine by the group with the greatest number of team members wearing a team shirt or uniform during the event.)

Medals will be presented for the top three male and female finishers in the following categories: 9 & under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.

Refreshments to be provided for participants at the finish line.

*Participants are responsible for paying the park entrance fee.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Double Platinum:

BlackBrush Energy

Platinum Level:

Security Service Federal Credit Union

Dell.com (Fort Bliss Brand Team)

Great Lakes Computers

Western Tech College

Rebuilding El Paso

With your support, we hope to have a bigger and even better event this year! Help us raise even more funds for the Veteran Non-Profit(VNP) as they are serving our EL Paso community by feeding almost 300 veterans a month! This annual event is the VNP largest fund raising event.

Please follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MJM-Timing-Service-Race-Coordinator-Service-651091081668437/timeline/?ref=hl

Official Race Page: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/TX/ElPaso/ElPasoVeteranFoodPantryDash5KRunWalk#event-72411

Can’t wait to see you there!

Interested in sponsoring or know of a business interested in sponsoring the 2nd Annual El Paso Food Pantry Dash 5K Run & Walk will be 11 June 2016, please contact the race director at mike@mjmtimingservice.com for sponsorship packages.


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