Team Chuck competes for a $5,000 donation to the Autism Education Fund

Chuck Vipperman of Team Charlie’s Champions and WAKG/WBTM is our race day MC. We are so grateful that he donates his talents to help race day run smoothly – and now he’s going the extra mile!

Chuck is competing in a weight loss challenge through Get Fit Dan River Region along with other local celebs. He has issued a challenge to the other competitors. Whichever competitor drops the most pounds will have a $5,000 donation made in his/her honor to their charity of choice – and Chuck has chosen the Autism Education Fund!

Go, Team Chuck!

Chuck's Challenge hit the airwaves on Friday, 5/23. TEAM CHUCK is competing for the $5,000 donation award toward the Autism Education Fund!
Chuck’s Challenge hit the airwaves on Friday, 5/23. TEAM CHUCK is competing for the $5,000 donation award toward the Autism Education Fund!

Fundraising Update: Can we reach our goal?

Our final fundraising tally for the Autism Education Fund of the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region was just over $41,000! That was a GREAT increase was 2013 – BUT, our goal was $52,000! Can we reach our goal?

With your help, we think we can! If you make a contribution by June 30th, it will still count towards the 2014 total!

Here’s how to donate online:

1. Go to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/cfdrr

2. Select the amount you’d like to give

3. Indicate that you’d like to designate your donation for the Autism Education Fund

4. OPTIONAL: Enter your team name in the notes section. (View a list of our teams here)

5. Enter your payment information

6. Click Donate Now!

Here’s how to donate by mail:

1. Write a check payable to the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region

2. In the note line, write “Autism Education Fund / Team Name” (Note: Team Name is OPTIONAL. View a list of our teams here)

3. Mail your check to: CFDRR, 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541

If you have questions about making a donation, contact the Community Foundation at 434-793-0884.

 

 

 

Official timed results for the 5k run and 5k competitive walk

Results for the 5k run and the 5k competitive walk were timed using a computerized chip timing system provided by The Brick Running & Tri-Store.  

After the race on Saturday, we announced awards and distributed medals based on preliminary timed results. The official timed results may differ than the preliminary timed results because:

  • Some runners were not in the appropriate age and/or gender categories. This was corrected by moving the competitors to the correct category.
  • Some walkers were disqualified because they were caught running. (Remember ya’ll – Runners can walk, but walkers cannot run!)

Below you will find the official timed results:

What if…

If you placed within the top 3 of any category, then we owe you a medal (the exception is the “No Age” category – that means we didn’t receive your age on your registration, so you did not qualify for an award – sorry!). If you didn’t pick up your medal on Saturday, then please pick up your medal by May 16th. To arrange a time to do this, please email Emily at emily@danriverautism5k.org.

Medals for 5k walker winners are now available. We will contact the individuals who placed in the 5k walk competition and will ensure that you receive your medal. We apologize for the delay!

If you received a medal on Saturday that you should not have (according to the official timed results), then please return or exchange your medal by May 9th. To arrange a time to do this, please email Emily at emily@danriverautism5k.org.

If you are a runner who was incorrectly listed as a walker, we are happy to move your name to the 5k Run results list instead! Please send your name to Emily at emily@danriverautism5k.org.

If you are walker who was disqualified… too bad!  For next time, please remember:  runners can walk, but walkers cannot run!