The Hilloween Half Marathon race course has been finalized!!! Please follow the link for the details. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/238301923 If you have any specific course questions please ask!!! We are planning on water/sport drink stops at miles 3, 6, 9, and 12.
During our December race we collected toys and canned goods for the Way Station in Columbiana. They are in desperate need for toiletries and non-perishable foods as donations are lean during the summer months. Please help us help them and bring some to the race on May 17th!!! Anyone that makes a donation will receive a ticket to win a special raffle item! They have requested items like feminine products, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, shampoo, and all non-perishable food items!
Below is a copy of the image on this year's Vision for Veteran's shirt design. Josh has done an excellent job yet again!!! If you want a shirt please register by May 1st. After May 1st it is on a first come first serve basis!!!
As of today (5-3-13) There are still some shirts available. Please plan on registering early to receive a shirt!!!
We are pleased to announce that you can get a massage
If you ordered a shirt they are on their way to you this week. Need good mailing addresses for the following people
as we have your shirts ready... Criss and Charmaine Lamoncha, Charlie McQuillan, Amy Corriher, Laura Lytle, and Roxie Witmer. Everyone else we have your shirts on the way!!! Thank you for the wait.
We send apoligies out as we have a standard of quality that we wanted to ensure and had some issues getting that quality. If you are one of the names above please message firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address!!! Thank you again!!!
The Siembida & Boggs Philanthropic Foundation is pleased to announce that they have donated over $800 back to the community through the following organizations: The Columbiana Way Station, Columbiana Athletic Department, the City of Columbiana—Firestone Park, and Veteran’s Outreach of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties as well as a grant worth over $700 to the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau through proceeds from the Columbiana Community Foundation.
The S&B Foundation collected hundreds of toys and non-perishables that were donated to the Columbiana Way Station.
Proceeds were earned through benefit races held throughout 2012.
Event directors Crystal and Joshua Boggs have planned the sixth annual Vision for Veterans Race for Friday, May 17, 2013 with
proceeds planned for a wheelchair ramp for a veteran in need. The second annual ‘Twas the Night Before 5k is being planned for Saturday, December 14, 2013 with proceeds benefiting Firestone Park and the Columbiana Way Station. A new event
is being added this year; the Hilloween Half Marathon on Sunday, October 27, 2013 with proceeds to benefit the Columbiana Police Department’s Auxiliary and Explorers. The Foundation is also helping with the Clipper Classic Cross Country 5k for the third year on Saturday, September 28, 2013 with proceeds going to the Columbiana Cross Country and Track Teams.
Thousands of runners are expected to participate in the events for 2013 and those interested in racing, volunteering or sponsorship can find more information at www.SandBFoundation.orgby email email@example.com or by calling 330-482-9105.
Josh loves to run, I love to organize benefits. We have meshed them together for what seems to be a very successful six years so far. We have surveyed our attendees multiple years to see what they like, what needs changed, etc... And have always strived to put on top quality events. It sounds crazy to think of a 5k race as being as exciting as a marathon but the majority of people we have come in contact with can participate in a 5k and we want them to have as much fun at our 5k events as well we do when we go to marathons.... (Okay...I spectate the marathons while Josh runs...so I know I'm having fun haha).
This year we are bringing a half marathon to Columbiana--we may be slightly crazy but I think all runners are to some extent! And we are hoping that this event proves to be as successful as the others. So in the spirit of planning great events let us know why you have run in any of our races, why you have come back to our races, and why you are willing to try another race we will be putting on.
Without you our organization would not be a success and we would not have accomplished so much for so many in such a short amount of time. Thank you a million marathons over!!! (Yeah, my corney play on a millions times over!)
As a side note, if you follow my blogging, you will be subjected to my dry and corny humor on occassion!
Crystal Siembida Boggs
President of the S & B Foundation.