Now that we’re firmly into 2021, I thought I’d provide an update on how things are going as well a quick glimpse into the future so here goes:
So far, we’re in a bit of a rut, I’d still call it the covid rut. The fortunate thing is that we have enough sponsorship dollars to fund our team so we’re a go on this. With any new endeavor, I like to try the options that Ragnar has available and then trim and/or expand from there. It’s truly been a bit of a trial and error type of thing throughout the years.
Part of the reason we’re able to cover this event as well as a reason we chose it was because every few years, the team needs a bit of a renewal and with wanting to continue to push this forward, we needed to take a half step back to be more cost effective. So we went with a new event, Ragnar Trail Michigan, that requires fewer runners and is overall, less costly to participate in. It also enables more sponsorship dollars to go to the fundraiser.
We are less than $1,000 from hitting our sponsorship goal which we’d then use those dollars to cover our lodging at this event. It might be a bit of a luxury and I hesitate to use that word, but again, I usually upon going into a new event, go this route and then figure out if we can do it better ourselves. This would most likely be a one-off type of thing where we’d use their lodging options and then next year, we’ll save by building off of this experience. We’ve done a fantastic job of doing that over the last 6 years and with that level of success, we’ll approach it that way again.
Lastly, without much detail…a glimpse of things to come:
Our fundraiser to benefit NeighborLink Fort Wayne will officially kick off on March 1st. We have a matching commitment to announce as well as our annual Donation Scavenger Hunt that will kick off then as well.
Thank you to all who have supported us in the past. We are excited for what is to come in 2021. The last 12 months have been difficult but the outlook for the next 12 is going to be amazing.