04 March 2007
As some of you may or may not know, Calgary is hosting the GLISA First North American OutGames from April 5-8, 2007. The Event comprises of Western Cup, being organized by Apollo, the annual sports tournament that has successfully run over the Easter long weekend in Calgary for the past 25 years (the oldest continuing GLBT sporting event in North America), Outfest, being organized by the FairyTales Film Festival, and OutRights, a human rights conference being organized by Aids Calgary.
I am the Race Director for the Running Event, a 5k, 10k and Half Marathon event being run the morning of April 7th. The work to get this event going has been formidable, and I feel sometimes that I am shouldering a lot of the work myself. However I am set on having a successful, memorable event and luckily I have some good people working with me that have pulled out some impressive sponsorship and marketing outcomes!
Our next challenge is to grow our registration numbers and get our volunteers lined up. If any of you would like to volunteer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any leads on businesses that might be interested in a sponsorship or donating prizes or gift certificates, please email as well.