Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since I blogged. Life has been consumed with work and baseball/softball and summer, so blogging took a back seat. However, I’m writing for a good reason – to promote a new, local 5K and give away a free entry to the race!
The Ohio Dance Theater, a 501(c)3 charity, is putting together their first ever race as a 25th anniversary fundraiser for their organization. The studio is located in Oberlin, and it’s the oldest professional ballet company in Lorain County. It’s also a dance school, where thousands of children and adults have learned to appreciate the art of dance. The purpose of fundraising is to provide scholarship for local children in need to attend dance classes and to help defray the cost of the Ohio Dance Theater’s major production, The Nutcracker! A Lorain County tradition, the Ohio Dance Theater puts together a spectacular production of The Nutcracker at Lorain County Community College each holiday season. Other counties, like Cuyahoga, are fortunate enough to receive an abundance of grant money for the arts. Lorain County art companies are not so fortunate. The Ohio Dance Theater relies on the support of the local community to provide scholarships, put on productions, and promote the arts.
The Nutcracker 5K Dash and Mouse King 1 Miler will take place on Saturday, July 23 at Lorain County Community College (1005 Abbe Road North, Elyria, OH). The 5K starts at 9:00AM (chip timed), and the 1 mile fun walk/run starts at 9:10AM (non-chip timed). Make sure you dress in your festive holiday gear because there will be Clara’s Costume Competition at 8:30AM, with awards given for the best kid and adult costume. Another great selling point of this race is it’s only $25 to register now and $30 on the day of the race.
Although I won’t be in town to run this race (and I’m bummed about that!), I wanted to help my friend Vanessa promote it. I think the arts are incredibly important, and I want to support my community. Because of this, I was given a free entry to give away on my blog. Here’s how you can win a chance to run the Nutcracker 5K Dash or Mouse King 1 Miler for free!
- Leave a comment about your favorite holiday tradition.
- Like nutcrackerdash on Instagram and leave a comment below.
- Like Ohio Dance Theater on Facebook and leave a comment below.
- Share the race on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and leave a comment below letting me know you shared.
The giveaway runs from July 5 through July 12. The winner will be selected on July 13 and has 24 hours to confirm the entry before another winner is selected. Good luck!!!