The race will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at the Warrenton Aquatics and Recreation Facility (WARF), in Warrenton, VA. With an emphasis on fun and community, the event will include a children’s activity zone, a surprise emcee and aerobic race warm-up led by John from the WARF. The event typically brings in more than 300 race registrants, and 100+ participating businesses, by way of sponsorships, table top exhibitors, and event contributions such as free breakfast for participants and live entertainment.
“It is really moving to experience an event like this and watch it come together,” says Jill Smith, race co-director and Director of HR at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center. “So many local and regional businesses contribute and the generosity and outpour of support for community non-profits from those that live and work in the communities we serve is gratifying.”
Registration for sponsorship is open and available. Registration to participate in the race as a runner/walker is open. For questions about sponsorship, race registration or general inquiries, please contact Leslie Ferstl at firstname.lastname@example.org. Media inquiries should be directed to Danica Low at email@example.com. General information about the event may be found here: www.bodiesinmotionrace.com.
Last year’s event raised $55,000 for community non-profits. To date, the Bodies in Motion races have raised $215,000 for local organizations that contribute to the common good. In an invitation-only evening reception during the month following the race event, pre-selected non-profits are awarded donations from funds raised at the race, and sponsors are thanked for their generosity. This is in line with Blue Ridge’s mantra to give back to the communities where its patients live and thrive, and per its mission to serve its community.
“We need to do good deeds, and by doing so, we propel others forward to do the same,” says Jeff Hollis, CEO of Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center and treasurer of the Foundation. “We hope to see another good turnout at this year’s race from the communities we serve – including Fauquier, Culpeper, and Prince William – which will, in turn, help us give back.”