Freeze 5K Charity Run/walk
10:00am Sat April 11th 2009, at Lake Nokomis.
Join the Minnesota Freeze Australian Rules Football Club and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org/mnnd)
in the fight against diabetes by running or walking around Lake Nokomis 5K course.
A portion of your race entrance fee will help JDRF to find the cure.
Runners will start at 10 am. Those walking, with strollers, or with young children will begin at 10:10 am.
Entry Fee is $25 pre-registered / $30 race day.
All entrants will receive a Freeze & JDRF commemorative shirt.
Follow the links below for more information.
Manual Entry Form
The Freeze 5K is the first run of the season and will form the basis of the Fitness Ladder. Players hoping to make the Senior team must be suitably positioned on the fitness ladder. If you don't run in the Juvenile Diabetes 5K, you'll be running a 5K at your first training so we can complete the ladder -- so you may as well join in the fun on Aprill 11.
For those players who do think it is all about running fast, good on ya.
Here's some friendly incentives:
Cirsten Paine has offered to donate $5 to the Freeze for each player that beats her in the race. In return, she requires that each player she beats must donate $20 to the Freeze, this includes those who do not show up; - so No-Shows are in for $20 anyway.
(race-day volunteers are exempt)
Beat The Coach
Becker will offer a similar deal. Anyone who beats him gets $5 donated to the Freeze (by him) in their name. You don't have to pay if he beats you -- 'cause he thinks the old man's gonna beat a lot of you.
(his current time is 31 mins).
Anyone who beats Danny Hansen gets a kiss, in the name of the Freeze, from Danny Hansome.
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2009 Season almost upon us.
With only 4 weeks to our first event (The Freeze 5K), followed immediately the next week with our first training run, there's a lot going on this time of the year.
Just to keep our first training run from being overshadowed by the Inaugural 5K event here's a reminder.
Season Kick-off and try-outs:
9:00am Saturday April 18th.
At Lake Nokomis Fields.
Bring: workout gear, cleats, a mouth guard and water.
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The first couple of weeks are the greatest opportunity to come along if you are new to the sport. We go back to absolute basics and tailor our workouts around "rookie" players.
Help Support Aussie Wildfire Victims
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the people who reside in the areas directly affected by the devastating Victorian bush fires.
Donations to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund can be made to the Australian Red Cross website;
The Freeze are pleased to announce that after recent negotiations we have been given a verbal commitment for continued sponsorship for the 2009 season by these current sponsors:
The Four Firkins. Thanks Alvey.
Dunn Bros Coffee/Gifford Companies. Thanks Giffo.
The Depot. Thanks Kory.
Without these valued sponsors our club wouldn't be able to compete at the level we do, so please show them our appreciation and support by considering their businesses where possible.
|And now, a word from the Prez.
I wanted to take a quick opportunity to remind everyone about the 5K, it's only a month away! We haven't heard from everyone on the list yet but some have been incredibly active that we know of. Special kudos to Kevin Crane for contacting Jamba Juice and Old Spaghetti Factory for sponsorship and getting other participants to join up already. Great job FreightTrain!
As Jason pointed out from his previous email, this fundraiser is the biggest for the year, but will only succeed with everyone's participation and effort. I know some work places are pretty strict on hanging up fliers, but everyone goes to places where they can. Just take them with you when you go out or leave some in your car for places that allow them (such as coffee shops, delis, etc.). Since we don't have a large sponsorship base like some other teams, the goal for this event, through each player and supporter, is to raise money for the Freeze. Successful recruitment for this event from non-club members and event sponsorships help to relay the club costs from each of us to the 5K participants. Some have mentioned that they can't make the event, but you still can make a big impact on the event by what you do, remember to hang those fliers and talk to people!
Some have asked why this is scheduled for Easter weekend, there are 5K's every weekend of the year, in fact some of the more popular ones are on holidays or holiday weekends including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, St. Pat's day, etc. The timing of this event isn't a hindrance but can work to our advantage. A 5K event only takes up about an hour or two of the day, so many people enjoy running/walking in the morning (in our case at 10am) and then they have the rest of the weekend to enjoy Easter.
Post to the forum your success in sponsorships or where fliers could be posted. If you have any questions you can contact Mary Evans or myself.
It seems the Freeze are building on their numbers for the future. Ryan and Cara Marx are pleased to announce the birth of their baby daughter; Riley Catherine Marx on Feb. 11th.
Weighing in at a healthy 7 lbs., 12 oz. and 20 inches long, statistically she looks to follow in her fathers footsteps. Here's Riley
Mergo and Tiger's most excellent adventure.
By the time you read this our recruits to the land downunder Andrew and Brent have landed in Oz.
To keep everyone updated on their adventure they are each writing blogs, the first of which are here.
Good luck lads, we know you'll represent well.
Tim Schouten passed a major Minnesota milestone this winter....in the shape of hitting a deer with his vehicle. Good on ya Shoots. Truly Minnesotan.
On hearing this news Big Jim Chapple was heard to say;
"That's one more than Dykstra has ever bagged".
| The Freeze would especially like to thank our great sponsors:
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