The Great Train Race & Caboose Run is celebrating its 20th Running Anniversary this year in grand style! The race date rain or shine is May 04, 2014 and as usual the children will run the annual course through the streets of Historic Downtown Fredericksburg! In the spirit of Historic Fredericksburg and our Anniversary we have added a fun run called the George Dashington! This "dash" is 1/2 a mile and full of fun! All participants will be given a tricorn hat with feather and wig to wear after they finish the George Dashington! Sponsorship for this dash as already been taken! Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg are the proud sponsors for the 2014 George Dashington! So on race day look out for all those hats!
The 2014 Great Train Race Title Sponsorship goes to The Free Lance-Star, (99.3 The Vibe, 93.3 New Country - WFLS, and 96.9 Classic Rock). The 2014 Caboose Run Sponsorship goes to Colonial Internal Medicine Associates. Each runner gets a medal for the GTR and Caboose Run!
*Calling all artists! There is still time to Design a t-shirt for 2014! Would you like to see your design on the front of thousands of t-shirts? We have extended the deadline to March 20th.
* Still available are HEAT Sponsorships! At the start of each race, the Heat Sponsor is announced as the girls/boys are brought to the starting line. Your company's name and logo will appear on up to 3000 race tee shirts and your company banner will be hung on the fence at the finish line.
**Sponsors provide the banners. You will be given a space at the finish line as well for you to set up a table/booth to advertise your company! We will also include your logo/company's website link on our GTR website for registration and the entire year! You also qualify to put marketing material in each race packet! Each HEAT Sponsorship is $500!
* Also available are ASSOCIATE Sponsorships! Your company's banner will hang at the finish line and your company will be given a space near the finish line for you to set up a table for marketing your company! We will include your company's logo and link on our website. You also qualify to put your marketing material in each race packet! Each ASSOCIATE Sponsorship is $250!
The proceeds from this race go back to the Fredericksburg Region! Our primary beneficiary will be The Fredericksburg Area Service League, Inc., a non-profit organization that donates time and money to worthy local children's charities! The organizations that will be funded this year are Hospice Support Care - Camp Rainbow, a bereavement camp for children, Service Dogs of Virginia, Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, Kids for as Cure Club - Diabetes Support Group and Summer Camp, and Explore It! Children's Museum to name just a few! So you can feel good supporting this family fun day and the children your donation will benefit!
2014 Race Co-Director
2014 Great Train Race & Caboose Run