In its third and final year as a charity partner for the Fifth Third River Bank Run, Team N3kk1d and the National MS Society went out with a bang! The best running weather in recent River Bank Run history allowed us to roll out ROCK MS and put on a party at Charity Plaza both for b4r3 4rm5 as well as for all the runners and walkers who raised money for charity. Team Captain Sloth focused his energies completely on the Plaza, working as a volunteer supervisor on behalf of the charity partner program overall. Meanwhile, the runners of b4r3 4rm5 took advantage of the incredible weather, in some cases pulling off personal records. In the end, a good time was had by all… what a wonderful finale!
Team N3kk1d volunteer team captain Steph is ready to charm passerby at the River Bank Run Sports and Fitness Expo
The Expo seemed lighter on vendors this year but the foot traffic was still strong!
Meijer generously donated gift cards for our raffle, allowing us to raise more than $150 at the booth in ticket sales
The YMCA was next door to the MS Society booth… Sloth couldn’t help but show off his own brand of strong and healthy!
Heather sold homemade magnets and bracelets, generating $30 for her Walk MS team
The fear of zombies didn’t stop Shawn from chowing on “Plant vs. Zombies” gummy candies
Sloth was busy promoting Doug Bostian’s Classic Rock 5K event, just as Doug himself was dressed up as the Mayor of Whoville for the Whoville 5k
Looks like Heather is ready to rock for this summer’s event!
Sloth is always prepared for “out of the box” photo opportunities…
Proof that if you’re in a boot and not running the race… you can at least make it look good!
Race day at last! The Team Triumph angels gather and prepare for departure
VIDEO: Sloth captures scenes from the Expo and Charity Plaza
Sloth and Stan Greene from Home Repair Services again worked on a consolidated Gear Check for the charity runners
Sloth also whipped up personalized signage for the Plaza tents… they turned out quite well!
Snacks and gummy treats a-plenty!
As usual, our furry friends with Paws With a Cause were a hit with visitors
Rapid Hot Coffee and the River Bank Run Committee hooked us up with coffee and hot chocolate to keep the insides warm!
Our partners at Gordon Water again returned with purified water to keep everyone hydrated
The north tent featured newcomers WMCAT and the Never Surrender Running Club
PJ doesn’t look at all upset with the day’s gorgeous weather!
The Blue Heron Academy kept runners limber and relaxed as they returned from the race
The sun is out… let’s enjoy it while we can!
Our hardy volunteer crew ensured smooth sailing at Gear Check
Meanwhile, the Rock MS All Star Band kept the party rockin’ with classic hits… we even had a few guest performers!
The band, now fortified with Spike from My Little Pony
The Magees returned from their 10K ready to take on the world!
Linda was finally able to make it to the event this year… and we couldn’t have been more pleased!
A new personal record for Shawn… way to go, man!
Michelle brought her beautiful girls up with her for the Run… what a great crew!
ROCK MS wrapped up with a surprise cameo from Jack Sparrow singing “Creep” by Radiohead
Wow, how the time does fly! Let’s get out of here!