The annual Cove to Clover fundraiser race is coming Sunday, March 13, and Sponsors are needed! The Cove to Clover is 501(c)(3) non-profit and disburses all proceeds to local charities. New this year is the “GRIT Found Challenge” division of the 5K, whichÂ starts atÂ 11 a.m.Â at the Cove for an hour “warm-up.” Â “Gritters” will then run the 5K with a backpack full of canned food which will be donated to the food bank at the finish line. The GRIT Found Challenge is the same course as the 5K but will have obstacles and crossfit style challenges along the way.
ThisÂ event has evolved and isÂ a truely grass-roots production. The race was originally organized by a group of friends with the mission of producing a professional and fun event that showcases the Highline community at its best. What’s evolved has been an exercise in positive cooperation among many entities:Â government, businesses, non-profits, schools and neighbors.Here are the race details:
Start Line:Â Normandy Park Community Club (beach parking lot) Race Start Time:Â Sunday, March 13 at Noon Finish Line:Â Burien Masonic Lodge (SW 152nd and 10th Ave SW in Olde Burien) Race Day Reg/Packet Pickup:Â Burien Masonic Lodge (9:30-11:30 a.m.) Pre-Packet Pickup:Â Burien Masonic Lodge (Sat 1-4 p.m.) Free Shuttle:Â Burien Masonic Lodge to 5K Start Line (Sun 10-11:30 a.m.)“Thanks for participating! We will do our best to keep the goodness andÂ fun flowing.” Please contactÂ [email protected]Â for more info.
WHY SPONSOR COVE TO CLOVER?
The Cove to CloverÂ has investedÂ ALL proceeds back into our localÂ community since it was established in 2009.Â TheÂ Y.E.T.I.Â youth outdoorÂ program was created byÂ andÂ been fundedÂ almostÂ exclusivelyÂ by the race.Â The mission of Y.E.T.I. is “To developÂ character, stewardshipÂ and grit in all youth”. To date, over 1000 local youth have beenÂ taught to rock climb, raft, kayak, hike, camp, use an ice ax, dig a snow cave, etc.Â As a result, theirÂ smart phones have lostÂ a little luster. Beyond Y.E.T.I., local schools, food banks and other worthy local non-profits have alsoÂ received significant donationsÂ over the years. So beyond the good exposure you can get by having your logo onÂ 2000Â well designed and well worn t-shirts circulating in our community year round, pleaseÂ consider sponsoring the race because it’s serving an important need in our community and society at large. If you like what we do, please consider usingÂ some of your advertising dollars to help us do it. Sponsorship packages available at all levels. Â Please emailÂ [email protected]Â soon to participate in this year’s campaign. Thanks for considering! John Nelson Race Founder (and YETI-Master)]]>