Tanners, Community Team Up
“Karen and I had always really felt that we should be immersed in the community,” Ray Tanner has said. "This is where we live. It’s part of our world. Our foundation really is designed to give back 100 percent. And with events like the Ray Tanner Home Run, we can do more than serve one needy family."
The Ray Tanner Home Run
The Ray Tanner Home Run, established in 2006, is a unique event presented by Strictly Running. The Home Run features a 12K Run, a 5K Run/Walk, a 1-Mile Run and a Kids’ Fun Run. The 12K event is certified by USA Track & Field and presented in conjunction with the Columbia Running Club.
The Ray Tanner Home Run is presented as a community service by the all-volunteer Strictly Running Long Distance Team. The purpose of the group is to foster a fun and supportive environment for runners of all abilities. Through the support of Strictly Running, Columbia Running Club, and the Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation, the group has grown from a few members in 2005 to more than 400 today.
- Columbia Running Club Tour de Columbia
- For runners capable of a 12 min/mile pace - course
begins at 7:45 a.m. and closes at 9:15 a.m.
All Volunteer Home Run 2016 Event Team Leaders
Selwyn Blake & Jordan Lybrand – Strictly Running Technical Directors
Liz Locke - Strictly Running - PR
Mike Hudgins – Course Logistics
Dale Stigamier - Volunteer Coordinator
Katherine Harris & Charley Adams - Finish Line and Awards
Jennifer White – Kids Fun Run
Albert Rose & Karen Tanner – Sponsor Relations
Daniel Patrick & Kacey Friedman – Food Coordinators
Carol Wallace – Registration & Race Gear
Shirley Smith – Race Day Registration/Packet Pick up
Kyle Lipsey – Race Gear/Medals/Awards Coordinator
David Watkins – Director at Large
Coleen Strasburger – Registration
Karen and Ray Tanner – Ray Tanner Foundation
Kristi Davis - Ray Tanner Foundation