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The Green Run

  1. 1. Green Run Maria Arabatzis, Sarah Holroyd, Bonnie Unger
  2. 3. Purpose <ul><li>The purpose of the Green Run is to urge students, faculty and the surrounding Worcester community to participate in a 5k Road Race/Walk, to promote green awareness and to partake in sustainable behavior. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Goals <ul><li>To raise money for the Regional Environmental Council, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage healthy lifestyles </li></ul><ul><li>To promote environmental awareness and facilitate sustainable behavior </li></ul><ul><li>To educate students, faculty and the Worcester community </li></ul><ul><li>To enhance Clark University’s role in the green movement </li></ul><ul><li>To create an annual, student-led event on campus </li></ul>
  4. 5. REC The Regional Environmental Council, Inc. is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, healthy, sustainable communities in Worcester, MA. www.RECworcester.org
  5. 6. Funding <ul><li>Recieved initial funding from Student Council. </li></ul><ul><li>Rewarded subsequent funding from U-Reka’s Big Idea Contest. </li></ul><ul><li>Donated goods and raffle prizes recieved from Polar Beverages, Sweet Bakery, TuModa Salon & Spa. </li></ul>
  6. 7. 2009 U-Reka’s Big Idea <ul><li>This year’s Big Idea Contest, hosted by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Department, yielded 22 entrants. Green Run was one of four finalists. With the majority of 297 student votes, Green Run WON and was rewarded $5,000 to spend on the event. </li></ul><ul><li>This funding allowed us to create the best possible event. We were able to spend more on advertising and provide t-shirts for all our runners. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Bonnie Unger, Maria Arabatzis, President Bassett, Sarah Holroyd
  8. 9. Advertising <ul><li>Handed out save the date fliers </li></ul><ul><li>Fliers posted in residence halls and around campus </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed registration forms in mailboxes and classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>REC, Inc. website </li></ul><ul><li>Tabled in the UC </li></ul><ul><li>Hung banner in the UC </li></ul><ul><li>Student Digest </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Digest </li></ul><ul><li>Scarlet </li></ul><ul><li>Worcester Telegram & Gazette </li></ul><ul><li>US Track & Field website </li></ul><ul><li>Cool Runnings website </li></ul>
  9. 10. Route
  10. 11. Registration Form
  11. 12. Race Logistics <ul><li>City of Worcester Permit </li></ul><ul><li>Police Enforcement – 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Clark EMS </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers – 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Food/Water </li></ul><ul><li>US Track & Field Certified </li></ul><ul><li>Cool Runnings </li></ul><ul><li>T-shirts, bibs, race </li></ul><ul><li>equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Official Timer </li></ul>Photo Courtesy of Aaron Kominos-Smith
  12. 13. Event Logistics <ul><li>Speakers & microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Food/Water/Drink </li></ul><ul><li>Photographer </li></ul><ul><li>Tabling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>REC, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relay for Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Table with educational materials and ‘I Pledge to be Green’ poster </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Raffle </li></ul><ul><li>Social Entrepreneurship TV </li></ul>Photo Courtesy of Aaron Kominos-Smith
  13. 14. Results 117 Runners including – -5 athletic teams -community members -faculty, students & staff -alumni 30 Volunteers Raised $1,290 for the REC, Inc.
  14. 15. Recommendations <ul><li>More volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>More advertising, both on campus and in Worcester community </li></ul><ul><li>Secure funding far in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Solicit more donations </li></ul><ul><li>Online registration </li></ul><ul><li>Attempt to get runners to register in advance in case of weather </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage more walkers </li></ul><ul><li>Create shorter route for walkers </li></ul><ul><li>Consider kids’ fun run around Green </li></ul><ul><li>Get more people involved in event </li></ul><ul><li>Create website with year-round green run information and running programs </li></ul>
  15. 16. Green Run Photos Courtesy of Aaron Kominos-Smith
  16. 17. Green Run Photos Courtesy of George Gendron
  17. 18. Green Run Photos Courtesy of George Gendron
  18. 19. Special Thanks To <ul><li>Ureka’s Big Idea Contest </li></ul><ul><li>I&E Department </li></ul><ul><li>Student Leadership & Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Student Council </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Environmental Council, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Polar Beverages </li></ul><ul><li>Acoustic Java </li></ul><ul><li>Worcester Police </li></ul><ul><li>Clark UP </li></ul><ul><li>Clark EMS </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Plant </li></ul><ul><li>Capstone Class </li></ul><ul><li>Worcester Telegram & Gazette </li></ul><ul><li>Clark Marketing & Communications </li></ul>George Gendron Donna Gallo Micki Davis Mike McKenna President Basset Kay Basset Sarah Barry Dan Pascone Josie Shagwert Dean Ottensmeyer Joseph Sarkis David Wilbur Trista Myers Bjoern Weidlich Justin Kuo Aaron Kominos-Smith Jason Zelesky David Angel

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