:: Home Run News 2014::
Ray Tanner Home Run
Carolina Baseball Stadium, Columbia, SC
YOU WON'T FIND A BETTER RACE
SHIRT....Our Ray Tanner race shirts are known for their
quality and style. This year's race shirts are in and no
doubt the best ever. For the 12K USC Garnet & Black
colors. For women Under Armour's newest technology
running shirt. It's super soft and semi-fitted for comfort,
wicks moisture, odor resistant and UPF 50. Mesh panels in
the back release heat to keep you moving fast as you
cross Home Plate. Our race committee did a test run in
this shirt and loved it. For our 12K men we kept the
winning Under Armour shirt you may also see the USC
baseball team practicing in. The most comfortable
performance shirts we ever seen and in Garnet this year.
Add your new 12K Finisher medal and you have a grand
slam. 12K registration is still open.
TEAM REGISTRATION CLOSING...Last call for
teams of 9 or more to register. Many thanks to this year's
Team Captains who have recruited over 300 team
members. Team registration is extended to 9/17. Teams
receive entry fee discount, VIP Packet Pickup, posting of
team picture on website, your team tent at finish line and
special thank you gift from Coach Tanner to the Team
Captain for your leadership contribution. BCBS Running
Club, Colonial Life, LES Wildcats, Motley Crew, Mt. Horeb
Run the Race, Team Lilly, Veritiv and Team Therapy
You are in the game!
COACH TANNER IN THE LINEUP.....With the
opening of Football season this week you may have seen
there is no game on the Home Run race date Oct 11th.
Happy to announce that both Coach Tanner and Karen
Tanner will be at the Home Run Start line and on the field
to welcome you to Carolina Stadium this year. Please join
us by registering today on our website, Run in the
footsteps of champions with Coach Tanner.
USA TRACK AND FIELD
SANCTIONED....On Sep 2 the 2014 Home Run was
approved as a USATF Sanction Event. This is the official
designation issued by USATF the National Governing
Body for track & field for events with the highest level of
commitment to follow national and international rules and
regulations of the sport and to provide a safe environment
for participants and spectators. In addition both the 12K
and 5K race courses have been USATF Certified since
2005 to assure athletes the highest level of accuracy in
distance. We have the best athletes, volunteers and
sponsors - and your Home Run Event Team volunteers
are dedicated to bringing you the best race of the year!
LENDING A HELPING HAND...
"To Whom it May Concern:
I really wanted to say thank you to the sponsors of the
Snack Pack Program. Your contributions mean a lot to my
family. There are some days when food is so low in my
home that my husband and I go without to allow my
children to eat. The Snack Pack program has provided
more than just snacks but a meal for my children. I
appreciate all that you do." And thank you to those of you
who enter the Home Run last year and made our grant to
the Snack Pack Program possible.
New Finisher Medal Design
Aug. 2014_With a new more colorful design the 2014 12K
and 5K Finisher Medal will add to the fun of crossing
Home Plate. Plus the new design is a reminder that every
runner and walker is also lending a helping hand to
families in the Midlands. And we would not forget the
youth in the 1 mile race or 200 Kids in the Fun Run - they
all receive medals too!
LENDING A HELPING HAND...
Aug. 2014_Every registration counts in the Home Run.
Examples of where last year's funds were used include;
Families Helping Families at Christmas time, the Healing
Families Foundation to reduce addiction as a leading
cause of family collapse and harm to children in Richland
and Lexington counties, and Beyond the Diamond
funding that helped underprivileged children sign up for
little league baseball. Register for the 12K, 5K, 1 mile Run
or Kids Fun Run on Oct 11 now and you will be Lending a
helping hand. Thank you!
New Captains Playbook
Aug 2014_ With 9 or more entries you can form your own
team and receive some VIP treatment in the process.
Teams play a big part in the success of the Home Run
every year so we assembled a new guide to help make it
easy and fun.
New Clear Plastic Race Bags
July 2014_ This year's race bag is clear plastic and makes
for a convenient way to carry your Home Run shirt, race
bib, timing chip, welcome letter from Ray Tanner and other
race goodies. Please also use this bag to carry dry
clothes or other items. This year backpacks, running bags
and other large bags are not allowed in the Stadium under
new safety and security rules.