Sunday, June 2, 2013 is this year’s Tour de Cure to be held at Rochester Institute of Technology. We are participating in 3 Tour de Cures this year. In addition, the Finger Lakes and Syracuse Tour de Cure events are being sponsored by Once Again Nut Butter. These important events raise millions of dollars annually for the American Diabetes Association. We support these events by supplying nut butters to the thousands of bicyclists that participate each year. All riders get our brochure, coupons, and our temporary tattoo of Rocky Raccoon riding his bike. Each cyclist is responsible for raising $150.00 to ride in the event. Distances range from 7 miles up to 100 miles.
The Corporate Challenge started 37 years ago when 50 companies gathered in Central Park, New York to race. Today, the race has become a worldwide event, is held in cities such as Singapore, Johannesburg, and yes, Rochester, New York. Ed Soback, Raymond Halter, Bryan Fritz, Randy “Bacon” Bratcher, Kim Moriarty, Debbie Willett, and Gael Orr all participated in the corporate challenge at Rochester Institute of Technology. The Corporate Challenge sends a message that physical fitness is important. Participating companies use the races as a platform to promote fitness in the work place.
Saturday, June 1st ,is the Once Again Nut Butter and Kiwanis 5K race. This year’s race is called the Raccoon Run and Scamper. We have joined forces with Kiwanis to raise money for Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, New York. This year’s race will be a lot of fun — with a kids’ race, a walker division and a costume contest for the best raccoon. Rocky the Raccoon will show up to hand out helium balloons to all the children who participate. This year’s race will have new technology. The race will be time chipped, and there will be first, second, and third place winners in each age group. The Big Raccoon- ah award will be given out to the overall top finishers for men and women. Please come, join in the fun, and bring your families, too! This is a great cause and is a community- wide effort to help raise money to support sick children throughout Western New York.