2015 VYOA Fun Walk/Run

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Important (and exciting) changes for this year's raffle!

  • Instead of one big raffle where individuals choose from an assortment of prizes, there will be two big prizes, and fewer small prizes. 
  • This will be done with three fish bowls (one for each big prize and one for the smaller donations)

Special thank you to Smugglers' Notch (smuggs.com) and Flyboard Vermont (flyboardvt.com) for supporting the VYOA Fun Run!
  • Smugglers' Notch- One (1) 2015/15 Bash Badge
  • Flyboard of Vermont- One (1) Instructed Flyboarding session.

Why: The school tour program takes a VYOA musical group to area schools in the state on a given day, including transportation. It introduces school kids to an orchestra of peers and to the idea of playing a musical instrument that they perhaps never thought of. It's an important outreach program for the VYOA that helps the community and the VYOA at the same time.

This program was canceled 6 years ago due to budget cuts. In 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 I organized fun runs to try to help bring the school tours back and keep focus on the program. The Fun Runs were successful and the tours are up and running again. This year, I am holding another run to help keep the school tour alive.

All the orchestras and choral groups went on tours to schools around the state over the past 3 years and they have been greatly successful. 

When: Sunday Oct 4, 2015 . You can pre-register in advance using the link below or at 9:00AM in person.  (RAIN or SHINE)

You will have to check in at the run in either case so we know who is there. The race is at 10AM

What: 5k walk/run (No Wheels please)

Where: Colchester, VT at Elley-Long Music Center Ethan Allen Avenue  

Cost: $10 under 18, $15 18 and over, $40 Family (Any Size). Tax Deductible 501(c)3. 

Who: Anyone can come to this walk/run to support the VYOA

Donated items from area businesses will be raffled off at the end of the run with each paid admission.  Everyone has a chance to win.

You can Pre-register with the link at the bottom of the page

  • You can just pre-register and NOT pay on the pre-registration page but paying in advance is preferred to save time.  This also helps us plan for the right amount of refreshments after the race.

  • If you do not pay in advance, you will be able to pay at the race with Cash or Check

  • If you cannot attend the event but wish to donate anyway, you can use the donation tab here to pay with a CC on paypal.

If you have any questions or for more information email me at [email protected]