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Excitement building for 2nd Tour De Ford
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Sponsorships and race registration for the upcoming 2nd Annual Tour de Ford 10 Miler Race, to be held Sept.  23 at Ford Plantation, are growing by leaps and bounds this year. No small task, but the efforts by this year’s race beneficiary, Richmond Hill High School Band and Band Boosters Club, are paying off, according to race directors Ron and Sandra Elliott. 

The 10-mile race takes participants through multiple neighborhoods and onto two different dykes that are a part of the expansive Ford Plantation property. 

This year’s race will include some additional experiences for the runners, as band members the Richmond Hill High School band will be strategically set at various locations throughout the property.  

There is a heightened sense of expectation about this year’s race, which brings along some of the favorite parts of last year’s inaugural race, like the antique cars, which were spread about throughout last year’s course, but also participated in a post-race parade. 

The excitement in part, is about the RHHS band, which has never participated in a local race, such as this.  They are thrilled to be able to fundraise in this way, which is critical in allowing them to purchase instruments and other equipment for the 200 plus-member band—the largest student organization on the Richmond Hill High School campus.

The Band’s Booster Club has been extremely active and out in the community raising awareness of the race, and the local businesses have responded in a ‘game changing’ way. 

This year’s sponsor list includes the following:

 Platinum Sponsor:  United Community Financial Services

Gold Sponsor:  Courtney Camp Highsmith, DMD

Silver Sponsors:  Veteran's United Home Loans,   McDonald's, On Running  (shoe sponsor), and Generation UCAN (nutrition sponsor).

Bronze Sponsors:  Chatham Parkway Lexus, Teresa Cowart Team, Sheila Doney, Randy and Shannon Bocock, andThe Bocock Team, Caesarstone, McAljon, Omega Construction, Richmond Hill Pharmacy, Navy Federal, Consumed Church, and Towels by Jen (providing embroidered towels for runners).

MILE SPONSORS:  Smokin Pig, Palmer Chiropractic, Southern Image Restaurant,    Radiant Skin Care Coastal Endodontics, Cross Fit High Tide, Wrapper Z Delight, Southeast Bank, Suites at Station Exchange, Drs. Broderick, Dusek and DeLeon, LuluRoe Aura Welch, Century 21 Way Station, Little Caesar’s Pizza of Richmond Hill, and Fraternal Order of the Eagles of Richmond Hill, who has sponsored two different miles.

Top runners of the race, both male and female, will win a special prize package, and this year’s medals and the race logo, have once again, been designed by local artist and graphic designer, Jacy Vergara.

For more information about the race, or about sponsorship, contact Sandra Elliott at Georgia Game Changers Running Company, 912-445-2163. Race sign up is available both in the store, and online at  Rates go up at the end of August, so Elliott recommends you sign up sooner rather than later. There will be no race day signup, but packet pick up for the race will be all day, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Georgia Game Changers Richmond Hill location.





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