Saturday, October 03, 2009

Birds of a Feather Run Gains Momentum

We are greatly looking forward to the Birds of a Feather Run (a joint Rogue Valley Runners and Southern Oregon Runners event) that will happen here in Ashland three weeks from now. The run is a fund raiser for Erik Skaggs and the huge medical bill he accrued while suffering acute renal failure after his course record setting victory at the Where's Waldo 100 Kilometer USA Track and Field National Trail Championships. Donations for the Raffle that's associated with the race have finally come together. Tickets for this raffle can be obtained prior to the event at Rogue Valley Runners or at the event itself race day morning. See the flyer below for more information on those tickets.

Here is a list of the donors and what has been donated thus far:

Ashland Food Co-op: $25 Gift Card
Ashland Independent Film Festival: gift T-shirt, tote and voucher for two films
Ashland Mountain Adventures: two gift certificates for shuttle services to Mt. A
Becky Hacker: gift certifiacte for a facial
CLIF Bar & Co: Generous assortment of CLIF & Luna products
DAOGBA Organic Chocolate: 24 bars of dark chocolate (several chances to win)
Dreamsacks: dreamsack
Dr. Kelly Lange Chiropractic: Gift certificate for treatment
John Hacker: one free personal training session
Moeben: a huge assortment of arm sleeves
Patagonia: a large assortment of clothes
Nathan: hydration packs, lots of water bottles and belt packs
Sporthill: a large assortment of clothes
Standing Stone Brewing Co: Growler of beer each month for a year!
Timothy Allen Olson Massage: 90-minute massage (two chances to win)
Vasque: three gift certificates for trail running shoes

Here's a map of the course:

Go here to download an entry form for the Birds of a Feather Run. New Balance and Adidas Technical Tees with the race logo (as seen at the top) will be available at check-in on race day morning at Lithia Park (while supplies last). See you October 24th!!!


Gangels said...

How about an online purchase of raffle tickets for us non-Pacific Northwest folks?

Unknown said...

Please send me the information as well. This type of thing can happen to any dedicated runner like Eric. I am happy to see this group helping out, and I would like to contribute.

Bill "Big Bill" Barnett

Annie said...

Ian and Hal,
I sent an e-mail to you regarding donation from us on race day. Please let me know. Also do you need any volunteers?

Rogue Valley Runners said...

Hey folks! Thanks for the comments! Those of you interested in purchasing raffle tickets that can not make it in person to the store or to the run should give the store a call at (541) 201-0014. Potential volunteers should also call the store and ask for Ian. Thanks!

Rennaker said...

Is Erik going to win his own benefit run?? He's rapidly improving his fitness after the ordeal. See you all there.