:: Home Run News 2012::
Ray Tanner Home Run
8th Annual 12K, 5K and Kids Fun Run - October 12, 2013 - Carolina Baseball Stadium, Columbia, SC
One Man Band at Home Plate
Sep 25, 2012_ This year the "One Man Band" will be joining us adding even more
energy to what is already the best finish in SC. They are big Carolina fans and
excellent musicians who offered to add to the fun for a great cause. This will be
our best Home Run celebration ever with over 1800 entries expected and nearly
300 volunteers to dance to the music!
New Home Plate Plaque for Awards
Sep 10, 2012_ Now you can finish at home plate and take home plate home with
you. Age group and overall winners will receive a new award this year shaped like
home plate with the Ray Tanner Home Run logo embedded in it as well as an
engraved plate with the they won and date. Of course all finishers receive a medal
because when you get in this game everyone wins.
Welcome Todd & Moore as new sponsor
Jul 9, 2012_With great pleasure, we welcome Todd & Moore Sporting Goods as a
new sponsor for 2012. Todd & Moore is a locally owned and operated sporting
goods store located at 620 Huger Street, just one block from Carolina Stadium.
Todd & Moore has been specializing in team sports since 1944 and has
employees with over 1000 years of experience.
Todd & Moore is a great addition to our sponsor team as they carry lots of
Gamecock apparel, caps, and spirit items, and they are located on the Home Run
course. 100 % of their financial sponsorship will help The Ray Tanner
Foundation’s work with disadvantaged children and families. Todd & Moore’s
sponsorship will also include the 12K water/energy stop on Lincoln Avenue and a
new cheering section on Huger Street directly across the street from the store.
We are thrilled to have 3 local sporting goods stores partner with us to sponsor
the Ray Tanner Home Run. What an excellent example of the community working
together. When you get on the Ray Tanner Home Run sponsor team – everyone
Colonial Life Selects Home Run as Signature Event
Aug 20, 2012_Colonial Life Running and Walking Club has selected the Ray
Tanner Home Run as one of their "Signature Events" for 2012. Colonial Life
supports 3 events each year to encourage heath and wellness with their
employees and support non-profit organizations in the community. With
expected 60 entries and the added financial donation as a Signature Event
Colonial Life has a big impact. They are an outstanding example of a company
that cares about it's customers, employees and the community!
Go Green - 2012 Home Run for Your Health
and the Planet's Health
Jun 25, 2012 Our scenic race course and amazing finish at Home Plate inside
the Carolina Baseball Stadium are good reminders of the importance of "Going
Green." This year the Ray Tanner Home Run will increase the use of digital
communications, continue reusable race packets, add recycle containers to the
Stadium venue, increase the use of recycled materials and as always finish line
food will be donated to local shelters. As a Green event our goal is to ensure we
have as major impact on charity and a minimal impact on the environment.
Training Groups Select Ray Tanner Home Run
Jun 18, 20102 Strictly Running and Fleet Feet will both offer group training
programs this year with the Ray Tanner Home Run 12K or 5K as their goal event.
The combination of a group training environment, a good coach and a structured
workout schedule to follow is a proven formula for more fun and success. For
more information contact Strictly Running at 803-799-4786 and Fleet Feet at 803-
Optimist Bring out the best in Kids
Jun 11, 2012 From the very first year Coach Tanner launched the Home Run the
Optimist Club of St. Andrews has sponsored the Kid's Fun Run. They are truly a
friend of the Ray Tanner Foundation and continue to make a difference not only in
the success of our fun Kid's Run on race day but also helping improve the lives of
local youth with their community service projects throughout the year.