Reflections on 2014 Malverne 5K Run
Before embarking on planning for 2015 run, let us reflect on the Malverne 5K run/walk held last October. In general, the directors of the Malverne Educational and Fitness Foundation, non-profit organization in charge of the event, were happy with the organization and participation. Total of 256 finishers was record high. More women than men participated, as is already our tradition. We are also pleased with the increasing participation of age 18 and under in the 5K run—40 in 2013 and 50 in 2014. Way to go!
The weather saved the event again–in the past two years about 100 participants registered on the day of the event. After crossing the finish line, the participants were commenting on how well organized the run was. The major contributor to the success—having a lot of volunteers available. It allowed for the registration desk to expand. There were several bib pickup lines and also the line for the day-of-run registrations was separate. Thank you volunteers. Volunteers are important part of the organizational team. The event would not be successful without them. Continue reading
Let’s start with weather. The forecast is favorable. Cooler fall morning, no rain. Excellent conditions for running! There are two parking lots next to the Malverne HS (school East of Ocean Ave). The registration and bib pick up is located upstairs in the gym. We improved the information “system”. We looked around how bigger races organize registration and created table-mounted signs. Follow the sign according to your last name, if you preregistered. There will be abundant number of registration slips for those who waited till the last minute—and a separate desk to accept the registration slips. Continue reading
Artwork George Matthaei
During the last two weeks in August, the public had the opportunity to select a design they would like to see to be used for the 10th anniversary of the Malverne 5K run. We got twice as many responses as last year, despite the fact that there were only two submissions. Thank you all for you participation—artists and judges. Without you it would not be a contest.
The picture reveals what the selected design would be. And who is the author? George Matthaei. Congratulations George! Two contests, two wins. (He also won last year). We’ll ask the author to submit the actual artwork file and come to the award ceremony after the 5K run on Sunday, October 19th. We’ll re-purpose his design for other promotional materials—flyers, posters, brochures. Now, artists, are you pumped up? Think next year.
Registration update. Online registrations for Malverne 5K run and the Southwest Nassau Run Series run are open. Visit the Registration page. We are looking forward to see you—running or walking.
The artwork submission period has ended and now the public has the opportunity to voice (click) their opinion what t-shirt design will be used. Last year, there were 10 entries submitted. You can see them here. Although the contest rules allow for resubmitting previous entries, none got resubmitted. This year, we received only two entries. Now, it’s in your hands. Please, select one of them by filling out the form below. The design with most votes will get printed on the shirt. Continue reading