• When: 2017-08-15
  • QIC: Skunky
  • The PAX: 


Preblast: SPEEDFORNEED F3 Midlands – Go Leo Go 5K, 1mile kids and Lion Heart Dash 10/28/17

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F3 and FiA discount code for Go Leo 2017!

Code: f3leo
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discount: $10

Gentlemen – as many of you have already seen and heard, SPEEDFORNEED is HERE! If you don’t know what I’m talking about – SPEEDFORNEED is an initiative organized by JRR Tolkien (from the SOB region) and Nash (from Metro), where the men of F3 will attend local races and push physically disabled friends/family/whoever in specially-made racing chairs… actually just read the official preblast here. And then read the inaugural race preblast here and BB here.  And then, if you haven’t already, go and donate to the cause here.

Once you get thru all that, let’s discuss how this pertains to the Midlands Region. YHC has volunteered to serve as Regional Q/Liaison for the SPEEDFORNEED event(s), and we have selected the Go Leo Go 5K for our first race in the Midlands. This event is put on by Leo’s parents which just so happens to be our very own Side Effect!  The event will be Saturday, October 28th, at Saluda Shoals.  It’s not just family friendly, but more a family event that’s…..running friendly.  Here is a link to the event for more info and to sign up.

We are calling on the men of Lake Murray, Lexington and Columbia to be there and share this very special event (Leo’s 4th birthday).  We will need pax to carry flags, push racers, and surround these amazing families on this course.  Please bring your family to run, walk, ruck and cheer (Strollers are welcome).  HC below.  Would you like to hang out by our very own F3 tent and answer questions any passersby may have about F3 and/or SPEEDFORNEED? Again, HC below. Most importantly, we need some heroic pax to push the two SPEEDFORNEED race chairs! We’re open to anyone who wants to push, but we do want to give priority to a PAX who may have a close friend or family member that can serve as the rider. If anyone fits this description and you and your loved one want to participate, please hit me up on twitter (@F3Skunky).

Once again, here’s what you need to know for this event:

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 7:30 am: Shirt Pickup
8:30 am: Race begins
8:45 am: 1-mile Family Walk
Leo’s Birthday Celebration begins after the Lionheart Dash and awards
Cost: $30: 5K Race and Family Walk
$15: Kids 12 and under
Free: Lionheart Dash
Location: Saluda Shoals
6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29212
Please note, this is the new East Side Park Entrance
Deadlines: Online registration for the 5K Race and Family Walk closes on October 26, 2017
Timing: The race will be officially timed by FasTrak

WHO’S INVITED: F3 Nation PAX, their M’s and 2.0s and anyone else (spectate and support or register to run)
REGISTRATION WEBSITE:   Go Leo Go!

OTHER DETAILS: $10 coupon code “SMA” through August!

Speed For Need shirts can also be ordered by sending me your name, email and size(s) you would like.  Shirts are $20.  Sportek kids S-L and Sportek Adult S-XXL

MEETING POINT: F3 Nation SPEEDFORNEED tent in event festival (look for the racing chairs! and shovel flags)
HOST F3 REGION: F3 Lake Murray(Midlands)

If you have any general questions about SPEEDFORNEED, Contact: F3speedforneed.com or Twitter @F3SPEEDFORNEED or @JRRTolkienF3 or email [email protected]gmail.com

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