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roadraceart​​​​​​​      The Bridge of Flowers Road Race is in its 39th year of operation and its 9th year of actively partnering with area charities to help raise awareness and funds for building stronger communities. The Race Committee handles organizing the entire event, which draws 1,000+ runners, joggers and walkers. Charity partners are able to use the race as a platform for their own fundraising. Partners provide volunteers to help with certain race duties and encourage their support base to walk or run in one of 2 races (3km or 10km) and collect pledges that go to the partner charities.
 
Min Requirements:  
  • Be a 501(c) (3) Registered charity in good standing

  • Provide opportunities, programs and/or services within the Greater Franklin/Berkshire/Hampshire/Hampden County area
  • Provide volunteers leading up to and/or on the day of the race
  • Actively promote the race to the partners support base
  • Participate in at least two race charity partner meetings prior to the race.
  • Complete a brief post-race report

Charity Benefits:  
  • Benefit from a fundraising event without the hassle of planning all the event logistics
  • Benefit from online individual fundraising pages
  • Keep all pledges made through fundraising webpage less credit card processing fee
  • Receive a post race donation, based on participation level, if the race has a net income
  • Benefit from race public relations materials
  • Increase awareness of your charity
  • Provide additional “fun” ways for your support base to be involved in supporting your cause
 
Filing Instructions:
Submit a 1 page concept paper which should cover the following:
  • What your charity mission is and a brief description of services and service area
  • Annual budget
  • Why your charity is interested in the race
  • How you plan to participate and promote the event (see sample volunteer opportunities)
  • Proof of 501(c)(3) status

Proposal Deadline: April 1, 2017 (post marked or emailed)
 
Mail proposals to:
Carole Appleton, Race Director
Bridge of Flowers Classic Races
P.O. Box 42, 75 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls, MA  01370
 
 
Sample Race Volunteer Opportunities
  • Placing race day info signs throughout the neighborhood (the Monday prior to the race and on race day)
  • Clean up crew on race day (recycling, trash bag removal, litter gatherer)
  • Building balloon arch/pillars
  • Information booth attendant on race day or the night before
  • Cooking or other post race party assistance
  • Finish line setup
  • Finish line cleanup and break down during the awards ceremony
  • Road sign retrieval (following the last runner of the 10K)
  • Race day registration volunteer coordinator
  • Course yard sign retrieval (post race)
  • Serving food at post-race party area (prepping space pre-race, grilling, etc..)
  • Water Stops
  • Mile marker stations (1person for 3K, 6 people for 10K)
  • Entertainment organization (for along the course during the races)
  • Other opportunities as identified 
 
Contact Carole Appleton, Race Director
racedirector@shelburnefalls.com | 413-625-2526

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