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Successful 2017 Fundraiser: Firemen’s 5K Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast

Governors Village community held its 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Social committee co-chair Allie Vivirito recently issued a thank you and reported record contributions were collected on behalf of the North Chatham Fire Department.

Good morning neighbors!

On behalf of the Social Committee, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the festivities or donated money to the North Chatham Fire Department.

A very special thank you to all of our fabulous volunteers who helped cut fruit, flip pancakes, and who helped with the 5K and kid’s triathlon. It was amazing to see our community come together and hold such an impactful event!

Because of all of your efforts and participation, we were able to raise over $4,500 for the North Chatham Fire Department, our best year yet.

Thank you again for your participation and generous donations!

Contact: Allie Vivirito, social committee co-chair, allieviv at gmail.com

Sponsored by the Social Committee.

Photos: 2017 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast

Story and photos by Ted Smith, Communication Committee Photographer

It was a beautiful day to be outdoors when the Governors Village community held its 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Whether you walked or ran or you cheered on the runners, the event was great fun.

Sparky, the firemen’s mascot, was on hand to inspire the participants.

Everyone who took part was all smiles as they crossed the finish line and were greeted by cheers from the onlookers. Race results are attached below.

Each participant and volunteer was given a special edition T-Shirt.

 

After the run, everyone enjoyed a pancake breakfast, prepared by our Social Committee and served by the firefighters of the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department.

Following the pancake breakfast, the Kids Triathlon was held. Participants ran, biked and finally dove into the pool for the swimming portion of the race. After everyone finished, prizes were awarded and each child who participated received a goody bag.

 

It is not too soon to consider volunteering to help next year with your favorite portion of the event.  Thanks to Shannon and Adam Novak for overseeing this function and organizing the 5K Race again this year.

Acknowledgements and thanks go to all the others who helped make this day an unquestionable success, including:

  • Leda Werrell and Lisa Marie Taylor, organizers for the kids triathlon
  • Mary Anne Hutton, coordinator for pancake breakfast
  • Terry Landers, designer for registration form
  • Allie Vivirito and Leda Werrell, social committee chairs
  • members of the Social Committee
  • and all other community volunteers.

Generous sponsorships helped make the event possible.

Finally thanks to the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department and to everyone who made a donation to the fire department.

Please enjoy the pictures of this special day. Click on an image below to open the slideshow.

Attachment
12th Annual Governors Village 5K Results (PDF)

Sponsored by the Social Committee.

Volunteers Needed – Firemen’s 5K Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast

With preparations for the 2017 Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast and 5K Run and Kids Triathlon in full swing, Mary Anne Hutton and others on the social committee need more than 20 additional volunteers to help everything run smoothly.

The event takes places on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the pool in Governors Park. See the attachment for a list of ways you can help.

The annual firemen’s breakfast formally marks the beginning of the pool season and raises funds for North Chatham Fire Department. Through generosity of time and donations from Governors Village residents over the past 12 years, the local fire department has been able to purchase sonar for lake rescues, computers for its fire trucks and additional defibrillators.

Registration

Full Schedule and Registration

Contact

  • Help cutting up fruit, flipping pancakes or cleanup – Mary Anne Hutton, maryannehutton at gmail dot com
  • Volunteer for 5K or for more information – Adam Novak, anovak91 at gmail dot com
  • Kids triathlon – Lisa Marie Taylor, limataylor at nc dot rr dot com; or Leda Werrell, lkwerrell at gmail dot com
  • Difficulty registering – Terry Landers terrylanders at gmail dot com or  919-929-2304

Attachment
Volunteers Needed 2017 Firemen’s Breakfast – list of ways to help with 2017 Firemen’s Breakfast (PDF)

Also see:
2017 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast – Schedule and registration information

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village) 

 

2017 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast

Updated May 15, 2017 to include course maps and also details for Kid’s Triathlon.

The 12th Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast and 5K Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the pool in Governors Park.

Sponsored by the Social Committee, this activity-filled morning includes a 5K Run/Walk through the neighborhoods, a pancake breakfast and a kids triathlon. Firemen will be on site with fire trucks to demonstrate their equipment.

Registration

Sign-up will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race day, but advance registration is encouraged. For those entering the race, please print and sign the 2017 Race Safety Waiver and bring it with you on race day.

Register

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Support North Chatham County Fire Department

Now in its twelfth year, this Governors Village spring tradition benefits the North Chatham County Fire Department. The Social Committee hopes all residents will come out this year with a generous donation to help the department purchase needed equipment that the budget does not cover.

Your donation to the North Chatham Fire Department covers both your race registration and pancake breakfast.

Schedule

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Where: Governors Village pool area

7:30am – 5K Race Registration
8:15 am – Start time for 5K
9:00 am – Pancake Breakfast
10:30 am – Kids Triathlon

5K Fun Run

Advance registration can be made when you RSVP online for the breakfast or at 7:30am at the pool the morning of the race.  Race starts at 8:15am.  Your generous donation to the North Chatham Fire Department covers both your race registration and Pancake Breakfast. Runners and volunteers for the Breakfast & Race will receive T-Shirts.  Please check with your employer for donation matching opportunities. North Chatham Fire Department Tax ID is 58-1412893.

Kids Triathlon

Get ready to run, bike and swim!  Kid-sized courses will be mapped around the Park. Leda Werrell and Lisa Marie Taylor, organizers for the Kid’s Triathlon, have provided course maps for the three age groups.  See attachments below.

Bike helmets are required. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups: 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12.

Pancake Breakfast

All residents are welcome for breakfast, even if you do not participate in the run. Please bring a donation for the North Chatham Fire Department equal to your appetite!

Volunteer

To make this event a success Social Committee members need help from residents.

As a volunteer, here are some ways you can help:

  1. cut up fruit the day before the breakfast.
  2. take a shift at flipping pancakes and make pancake batter the morning of the breakfast
  3. serve along the race route during the 5K Race. This could be as simple as coming out your front door and standing on one of the corners of the street along the race route for about 30 minutes
  4. clean up the kitchen after the breakfast and around the pool area
  5. store the equipment from the event back up into the pool attic

Donate

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, please contact Shannon and Adam Novak by email anovak91@gmail.com or call 919-264-8804. Checks should be made out to North Chatham Fire Department.

Contact

  • To volunteer or for more information – Adam Novak, anovak91 at gmail dot com
  • Difficulty registering – Terry Landers terrylanders at gmail dot com or  919-929-2304

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village) 

Attachment:
2017 Race Safety Waiver (PDF) -Race participants should print and bring to the race.

Map of 5K route

Kid’s Triathlon Routes
GV Kids Triathlon U6 Course Map – ages under 6
GP Kids Triathlon 7-9 Course Map – ages 7-9
GP Kids Triathlon 10-12 Course Map – ages 10-12

2016 11th Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon

Saturday May 14, 2016 is the date for the 2016 Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon. Preparation work is now in full swing, and it’s time to RSVP for the 11th Annual Fireman’s 5K Run/Walk and Kids Triathlon.

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Where: Governors Village pool area
See event flyer (attached below) for full schedule of events

Register for 5K Run and/or Kids Triathlon

For those entering the race, please print and sign this waiver and bring it with you on race day. While pre-registration for the 5K Run/Walk and Kids Triathlon is encouraged, there is no need to RSVP for the Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Since there are a limited number of Social Committee members to cover all the tasks necessary to make this event a success, we need your help.  If you would like to volunteer to help, please reach out to Adam Novak, anovak91@gmail.com.

As a volunteer, here are some ways you can help:

  1. We need volunteers to cut up fruit the day before the breakfast (Friday, May 13th)
  2. We need a volunteers to take a shift at flipping pancakes and make pancake batter the morning of the breakfast
  3. We need volunteers along the Race route during the 5K Race. This could be as simple as coming out your front door and standing on one of the corners of the street along the race route for about 30 minutes
  4. We need volunteers to help clean up the kitchen after the breakfast and around the pool area
  5. We need volunteers to help store the equipment from the event back up into the pool attic

Contact:
For more information or questions regarding this event, please contact Adam Novak, anovak91@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

Attachment:
Event flyer, 2016 Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon (PDF)

RSVP and Volunteer: 2015 Tenth Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon

Saturday May 16, 2015 is the date for the 2015 Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon. Preparation work is now in full swing. This will be Governors Village 10th year supporting the Chatham County Fire Department. It’s time to RSVP for the 10th Annual Fireman’s Breakfast and pre-register for the 5K race!

Register for the 5K run and breakfast

For those entering the race, please print and sign this waiver and bring it with you on race day.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Since there are a limited number of Social Committee members to cover all the tasks necessary to make this event a success, we need your help with the following:

Sign up to be a Volunteer

  1. We are in dire need for a coordinator for the Kid’s Triathlon. Someone has stepped forward as Kid’s Triathlon coordinator, thank you! This would entail organizing a group of volunteers which the social committee will provide. The coordinator makes sure the event starts on time, assigns the volunteers for the run, bike ride and swim and makes sure they are in position when the event starts and hands out the prizes to the winners. Unless we can find a volunteer, we will unfortunately have to cancel the Kid’s Triathlon. Many children have enjoyed the triathlon for the past 10 years. We hope someone will step forward and volunteer.
  2. We need volunteers to cut up fruit the day before the breakfast (Friday, May 15th). The social committee will drop off and pick up the fruit.
  3. We need help bringing breakfast supplies to the pool the day before the event. Because there is limited space in the attic of the pool house, the social committee has to store supplies for the breakfast in several of our homes. This would be easy for someone with an SUV or pickup.
  4. We need a volunteers to take a shift at flipping pancakes and make pancake batter the morning of the breakfast.
  5. We need volunteers along the Race route during the 5K Race. This could be as simple as coming out your front door and standing on one of the corners of the street along the race route for about 30 minutes.
  6. We need volunteers to help clean up the kitchen after the breakfast and around the pool area.
  7. We need volunteers to help store the equipment from the event back up into the pool attic.

In appreciation for your time, volunteers will receive a T-Shirt commemorating the event. Most of these tasks will take less than an hour.

Sign up to be a Volunteer

Contact: For more information or questions regarding this event, please send email to Mary Anne Hutton at: maryannehutton@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

Attachment
2015 Firemen’s 5K Breakfast, flyer for the event with schedule and description of activities (PDF)

2015 Tenth Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon

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2014 Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast

Saturday May 16, 2015 is the date for the 10th Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon.

The Governors Village community is invited to join in this traditional spring event. It will be a fun morning of activities for all ages. 2015 marks a decade of support by our neighborhoods for the North Chatham Fire Department.

Registration details and schedules are being finalized and will be made available soon.

Contact
Mary Anne Hutton (maryannehutton [at] gmail.com)

Sponsored by the Social Committee

FollowUp: 2014 Ninth Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon

Members of North Chatham County Fire Department

The Social Committee would like to thank the many participants of the 2014 Governors Village Ninth Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk and Kids Triathlon for making the event a success. The Firemen’s Breakfast benefits the North Chatham Fire Department and, as of May 30, 2014, total donations are $2168.00.

Each year it takes many committee members and other community volunteers to organize and conduct the various components of this traditional spring fundraiser.

Mary Anne Hutton was in charge of volunteer information and the 5K race; Scott Leslie, the Kids Triathlon; and Janie Bailey, the Pancake Breakfast. Barbara McCullen and Jo Watta prepared deep stacks of golden delicious pancakes. The North Chatham Fire Department served the food and engaged everyone with compelling displays and explanations of the firefighting equipment. Ted Smith photographed the day’s action.

With deep appreciation the Social Committee recognizes the sponsors for the event:

Domicile Realty, Governors Village
Governors Pharmacy, Governors Village
Fleet Feet Sports, Carrboro
Tarantini, Governors Village
Village Vet, Governors Village
K.B. Atkins Dentistry, Governors Village
Harris Teeter, Chatham Downs
Bud Matthews Services Inc, Old Farrington Point Rd
Food Lion, Governors Village
Bean & Barrel, Governors Village
Subway, Governors Village
Igloo Organic Frozen Yogurt, Governors Village

Contact:
Jane Bailey, Social Committee Chair, janiembailey [at] gmail.com

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2014 Firemen’s 5K Results and Winners, May 25, 2014
Scenes from 2014 Ninth Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon, Photographic coverage of the day’s activities, May 21, 2014