EHCC > Obstacle Trail Run

October 7, 2017 • 7am-12pm

Chesapeake Church • Huntingtown MD

The Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run is a 2.5+ mile undertaking through mud-laden trails and obstacles. With both timed and family-friendly waves, this event proves to excite anyone willing to accept the challenge. Don’t miss the opportunity to do what you love and make a difference while you do it.

We’re so excited to have you participate in this year’s Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run! To begin, follow the steps below on registering online or with our paper registration form.

Note: The paper form is meant to be filled out for each participant. If you are registering as a family or for participants under 18, please follow the steps as detailed online or fill out a paper registration form for each family member.

Online Registration

Go to active.com and register each participant.

Paper Registration

Download the documents below. This includes all the forms and information you will need to have in order to participate in the run. Checks can be made out to End Hunger In Calvert County (memo: Obstacle Trail Run)

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Submit your completed forms and payments to:

Email to // Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run (email)
Mail to // Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run, P.O. Box 758 Huntingtown, MD 20639
Deliver to // Megan Rollins at End Hunger In Calvert County (Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM) • 6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639

End Hunger In Calvert County and Chesapeake Church’s Peake Youth have partnered together to bring you an over the top obstacle experience. The Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run is a 2.5+ mile undertaking through mud-laden trails and obstacles. With both timed and family friendly waves, this event will prove to excite anyone willing to accept the challenge. With the addition of a new obstacle, this year will be better than ever, so don’t miss the opportunity to do what you love and make a difference while you do it.

Be sure to join us for the Awards Ceremony and Matt’s Story Tribute where we will celebrate the day and your victory over the course. After your run, join us at the Post Race Party where there will be free food and music with a live DJ!

End Hunger In Calvert County is a (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization. All proceeds and donations stay right here in Calvert, helping to care for our most needy residents.

Schedule

(Subject to change)

6:30AM – 10:30AM: Same Day Registration & Check-In
7:30AM: Timed Wave 1 // (6th Grade+)
8:15AM: Timed Wave 2 // (6th Grade+)
9:00AM: Timed Wave 3 // (6th Grade+)
9:45AM: Timed Wave 4 // (6th Grade+)
10:30AM: Family Wave // (Adults & Children K-5th Grade)
12:30PM: Awards Ceremony // Matt’s Story Tribute
8:00AM-12:30PM: Post-Race Party // Live DJ

NOTE: The Family Friendly Wave will have a staggered start in order to manage the volume of people on the course at one time, so please arrive at the scheduled 10:30AM start time.

Back This Year

The 2017 Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run will not only include awards for the Timed Waves, but we are bringing back awards for the Family Wave. The Family Wave will be competing for Most Spirited Runner & Muddiest Runner! These awards are not limited by age, so anyone signed up for the Family Wave is eligible to win.

  • Most Spirited Runner – this award will go to the participant that has the most creative and crazy costume for the race!
  • Muddiest Runner – this award will go to the participant that finishes the run completely covered in mud from head to toe!

Location

Chesapeake Church
6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639

When you arrive, please park and head to Same Day Registration & Check-In in the Children’s Ministry Wing Lobby. That is where you will receive your race day information, bibs & t-shirts. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your wave start time to ensure that you have time to get all necessary information before your race starts. If you purchase merchandise with your registration, it can be picked up at any time at Merchandise.

Event Details

All participants receive a free race t-shirt + SWAG bag, course refreshments, and have access to the Post-Race Party. Family and friends of runners are also welcome to join in the Post-Race Party. Exclusive End Hunger merchandise will be available all morning at Merchandise. Registrations received by September 18th are guaranteed a race t-shirt in their size on the day of the event.

Wear clothes that you are prepared to get muddy! After runners finish their race, there will be a water station to get cleaned up, so consider bringing a towel.

Post-Race Party

Join us for the Post-Race Party where there will be burgers, corn dogs and music to celebrate your victory over the course from 8:00AM-12:30PM. Family and friends of runners are also welcome to join the fun!

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We need YOU to make this year’s Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Run a success! Below is a description of our volunteer opportunities. Please fill out the short form and choose a couple of opportunities that interest you. Once your form is submitted, a member of our team will contact you and let you know which spot is the best fit. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

Also, mark your calendars for the Volunteer Orientation on Tuesday, October 3 at 7PM. The meeting will be held at Chesapeake Church in The Park, which is located on the first floor of the building in the Children’s Ministry Wing. It will be important for all volunteers to attend to get important day of information and meet their team leaders!

Thanks again for your willingness to serve with us. #givewhereyoulive

Volunteer Opportunities

Pre-Event Opportunties

Course Setup Team: (Saturday 9/23 + Saturday 9/30 from 8AM-10AM)
Some of our obstacles will need help with assembly, so if you are physically strong and have the desire to build, this is for you!
Minimum Serving Age: 14

SWAG Prep Team: (Evening)
Come get SWAG (stands for: Stuff We All Get) bags ready and organized for our runners to receive on event-day! We will be folding t-shirts and stuffing bags.
Minimum Serving Age: 10 with adult

Merchandise Prep Team: (10/6 Late morning or Afternoon)
Pull and organize pre-purchased Merchandise Items so everything is ready to be picked up early Saturday morning.
Minimum Serving Age: 14

Event Setup Team: (10/6 Afternoon or Late Afternoon)
Set-up tables, chairs, tents, signage, and much more to ensure a smooth morning on event-day.
Minimum Serving Age: 12 with adult

Care Prep Team: (10/6 Evening)
Prepare food trays and drinks ahead of time, so we’re ready to serve bright and early Saturday morning.
Minimum Serving Age: 12 with adult

Day-Of Event Opportunities

Balloon Team: (Early Morning)
Blow-up balloons and distribute them throughout the Chesapeake Church campus to add pizzazz to the event-day festivities!
Minimum Serving Age: 12 with adult

Admin Team: (Early Morning – Morning)
Organize and record Check-In and Same-Day Registration paperwork.
Minimum Serving Age: 18

Check-In Team: (Early Morning – Morning)
Greet and check-in runners as they arrive to give them their bibs.
Minimum Serving Age: 14 with Adult

Same-Day Registration Team: (Early Morning – Morning)
Greet, inform and register our day-of walk-in guests.
Minimum Serving Age: 18

Facilities Team: (Morning or Afternoon)
Maintain the beauty and cleanliness of Chesapeake’s campus to ensure guests have the best experience possible.
Minimum Serving Age: 10 with adult

Care Team: (Early Morning, Late Morning or Afternoon)
Ensure volunteers and runners are fed and hydrated.
Minimum Serving Age: 12 with adult

Volunteer Childcare Team: (Early Morning, Late Morning, or Afternoon)
Care for our volunteers by caring for their children! This is a great opportunity that you can even have your children right there with you.
Minimum Serving Age: 13

Merchandise Team: (Early Morning, Morning or Afternoon)
Organize & sell exclusive End Hunger merchandise to participants and spectators throughout the day.
Minimum Serving Age: 14

Traffic Safety Team: (Early Morning, Morning or Afternoon)
Provide an excellent first impression as our runners enter the campus by welcoming them, directing them, and making room for each of our guests that day.
Minimum Serving Age: 16

Course Spotter Team: (Early Morning, Late Morning, or Afternoon)
Ensure the safety of all runners as they tackle the obstacles.
Minimum Serving Age: 16 – must be able to lift 40 lbs.

Photo/Video Team: (Early Morning, Morning or Afternoon)
Capture the excitement of the day through photo and video. Must have previous photo/video experience and be able to bring own professional-quality equipment.
Minimum Serving Age: 16

Clean Up Crew: (Afternoon)
Tearing down some of the obstacles after the mud and the fun is over (This is a great opportunity if you want to volunteer AND run!).
Minimum Serving Age: 12 with adult

First Aid Team: (Early Morning – Afternoon)
If you are a Nurse, EMT, Medic, or other medical professional, join this team to care for runners, spectators and volunteers throughout the day.
Minimum Serving Age: 18

NOTE: If you are volunteering as a youth, you must service side by side with an adult.

Form

Please fill out the form below to select your volunteer position. If you have any issues accessing or submitting the form, please email us at [email protected]

2016 Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run

Timed Wave Runners will run the course twice, and the Family-Friendly Waves will take one lap around the course. Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your wave to ensure you are checked in on time and ready to go!

Note: All of the larger obstacles have smaller versions along side them to make it doable for children. There are also course spotters all over the trail to ensure their safety!

Obstacles

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Matthew Steven Bertolaccini
1990-2004

The Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Run was started to remember the life of Matthew Bertolaccini. His life was cut short at the age of thirteen by a tragic accident in 2004. Matt’s family and friends wish to perpetuate the spirit of his faith and compassion for other by dedicating this event to him.

In 2009, the Bertolaccini family started Matt’s Place, a safe, adult supervised after school program at Chesapeake Church. Students would have free access to computer labs, homework assistance and recreational activities.

Matthew’s fun-loving, caring, and energetic spirit inspires others to have hope and move forward in protecting the youth in our community.

October 7, 2017 • 7am-12pm
Chesapeake Church • Huntingtown MD