This might sound a bit silly but it is something I have really been wanting to do and thinking about off and on for many years now and I believe that now is as good a time as any. Most of the group members know I am an active real estate investor and also the founder of ListedBy.com. You likely do NOT know I also have been an avid runner for many years and love competing in shorter 5K, 10K and half marathon races. (Kudos to any of you superstars out there actually doing a REAL full marathon!)
As someone with an entrepreneurial spirit whenever I have ran these races I often thought how fun it would be to put on a race myself and of course give the proceeds to a worthy cause.
I actually tried to look in to it a few times over the years, but the only little minor issue with that is I KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT IT WHATSOEVER!=) Not only that but I have searched and searched and to my amazement there is seemingly not any companies out there you can pay to set up and organize your running event. Having noted that little detail I highly recommend anyone responding to this report considering that as a side business as your competition would be minimal!
So after all of my rambling here the main point of this post is to tell you that we at ListedBy strongly want to put on a 5K fun race to benefit a worthy cause and we NEED YOUR HELP to do it.
We are looking for someone that has race/event planning experience that can assist in locating the race location, setting it up with the city, and coordinating all aspects of the “on-the-ground” event itself. Our expertise is marketing so we will use our contacts with our advertising partners to get the sponsorship for the race and get the event exposure to our 650,000 members of our website so we can have a great turnout hopefully. We also need and want as many volunteers as possible. The race coordinator can be volunteer or for the right person we could be open to paying a fee from my own pocket on this.
The second thing we would really like to get the opinion of the group on is what type of charity could benefit the most. I personally have always supported and been thankful for St. Judes and they seem to be really well run, but since we are in real estate we have been trying hard to think of any good real estate related charities we could send proceeds to. Even if you can’t volunteer or attend the race your opinions on that are more appreciated than you may know and really do help as finding the best and most worthy cause I am sure is everyones top priority. Thanks again to all of you that took the time to read this and I am excited to hear your opinions and hopefully see you all at the race when we have it set up!