Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Thanks To All Our Generous Sponsors!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors this year! Thanks to your support, the 4th Annual Masonic Charity Trail Run held our most successful event ever!  On Saturday, we were able to present a check to Developmental Services Center in the amount of $9,000! 

Thanks to everyone that has run in our event, or donated money, goods and services, and door prizes. We couldn't do this without you!  We'll see you next year for the 5th Annual Masonic Charity Trail Run!

Medix Ambulance
Steve and Debbie Sparrow
Alene Maddock
Ameren
CN Railroad
Homer Fire Department
Arrow Ambulance
High Caliber Training Center
St. Joseph Animal Hospital
California Ridge Wind Energy
Invenergy
Dr. Wallen
Dan Duitsman
Sport Redi-Mix
Health Alliance
Midwest Commercial Coatings
Casey's General Stores
Rick's Tractor Services, Inc.
Road I.D.
Urbana Lodge No. 157
St. Joseph IGA
The Little Nugget
Hartke
Rod Sickler Salon and Spa
Michelle Hansbraugh at Salon 909
Allen's Farm Quality Meats
TKS Storage
CV Lloyde Audiovisual
Culvers
Gifford State Bank
Billy Bob's
Homer Masonic Lodge No. 199
Rick Ridings Ford
Don's Auto Center, Inc.
BFF Firearms
Olive Branch Masonic Lodge No. 38
Fun DJ
Country Cuts
El Toro
Shutes' Alignments & Frey Tire Co.
The Goat Keeper
Wagner Signs
Rich's Family Restaurant
Robison Chapel, P.C.
Johnson Trailer Sales
Phelps Backhoe Service
St. Joseph-Stanton Fire Fighters
B.E.C.
Ogden Metal Works

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

See You Saturday!

No, it's not too late!  You can still sign up the day of the race--that's this Saturday, September 12 beginning at 7 AM.  The race will commence at 8 AM.  There are plenty of door prizes this year as well, so be sure and join us!  Entry is $20.  You can walk or run either our tradition 4.25 mile course, or our new addition this year--a nice 1.25 mile trail. 

See you there!

Contact us with questions:  webmaster@toddcreason.org

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Time Is Running Out! Pre-Register Today!

The deadline for pre-registration is coming soon--this is the last week!  August 30th is the last day you can register on line, so REGISTER HERE!  We will have registration on September 12th, the day of the event, beginning at 7 AM, but if you are not pre-registered, we can't promise you that our event shirts will be available.

If you have any questions, just let us know at:  webmaster@toddcreason.org

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

About Our Charity: Developmental Services Center

During our 1st Annual Ogden Masonic Charity Trail Run, the members of Ogden Lodge wanted to pick a charity that was known throughout the Central Illinois area as providing an invaluable resource to the community.  The Lodge voted unanimously that DSC would be our charity that first year, because of the important work they do, and the fact that they would most benefit from our charity trail run.  It was our great priviledge that first year of the Trail Run to raise $3,000 to help support the great work DSC does in our community, and they were a fantastic partner to have that first year when we were still new at planning such a large charitable event.

And here we are in our 4th year, and the lodge has decided to partner with DSC a second time!  We're very pleased to have the proceeds of the 4th Annual Masonic Charity go to such a great organization that does such valuable work in our community.  

The Developmental Services Center's mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing services and supports which enable them to live, work, learn and participate in their communities.

DSC serves approximately 1,100 children and adults with developmental disabilities, such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, cognitive disabilities, Down syndrome, or other conditions. Individuals seeking services may experience functional or environmental challenges that require extra support to live more independently. These challenges may include assistance in adequate daily living skills, adequate work skills, recognized social behaviors, or the ability to access community transportation."

To learn more about Developmental Services Center, visit their website at: Developmental Services Center

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Donate to the Masonic Charity Trail Run Today!

Ogden Lodge No. 754 is a small Lodge (less than 100 members) but over the last three years, we've raised nearly $15,000 for charity through our Annual Masonic Charity Trail Run.  Much of that money came from sponsors and individuals who wanted to help us reach our goals.  So if you'd like to give a donation, large or small, know that it goes to worthy causes.  This year our charity is the Developmental Services Center.

To make a donation, just contact us at: webmaster@toddcreason.org


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Join Us In Becoming A Sponsor!

What It's All About: Past Master Steve Guess presents the check to Crisis Nursery
Want to help us reach our goal?  Be a sponsor!  For as little as $150 you, your employer, or your business can be a sponsor of the 4th Annual Masonic Charity Trail Run.  $150 will get your name on the back of our event shirts, and the larger the donation, the larger your name will appear on the back of the shirt. 

Not interested in giving a cash donation?  How about helping us with a door prize from your business?  We give away great door prizes each year which have included in the past gift certificates, free haircuts, wine tastings, spa days, steak dinners, etc.  It's a great opportunity to introduce your business to new customers and help out a great cause at the same time.

If your interested in being a sponsor, or donating door prizes, just contact us at: webmaster@toddcreason.org

Monday, July 20, 2015

Why The New 1.25 Mile Trail?

A new feature of our race this year is the new 1.25 mile trail.  Our 4.25 mile trail is challenging without a doubt, whether you're walking it or running it.  For the last three years, that's been the only option we've offered our participants.  But it can be intimidating for somebody that isn't a regular runner or isn't used to walking that far. 

We hope our 1.25 mile trail will attract more participants interested in enjoying a nice walk in the woods rather than the rigors of our 4.25 mile run.  The shorter trail could be enjoyed by families with younger kids, or seniors. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at webmaster@toddcreason.org

And don't forget to sign up today!  Just follow this link

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I Don't Want To Run, But Can I Help?

A lot of people have contacted us over the years--they don't want to run the trail run, but they want to help.  The trail run is charity--all the money we receive goes to a different charity each year.  This year our charity is the Developmental Services Center in Champaign.  So yes, you can help.  You can financially support the run by sending us a check.  If you or your business donates $150 or more, we'll put your name on our shirt as a donor.

Another thing you can do is sign up to run the race.  You don't have to run to sign up.  By signing up and paying the fee, you get a goodie bag and a race shirt.  The day of the race, you can either come out to Homer Lake and join us in supporting the cause, or stay home content in the knowledge that you did a good thing by helping to support an excellent charity.

If you'd like to donate, just contact us at webmaster@toddcreason.org and we'll give you further instructions.

Thank you in advance for your generous support these last four year!

~The Members of Ogden Lodge No. 754

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Registration Now Open!

Registration for Ogden Lodge No. 754's 4th Annual Masonic Charity Trail run is now open!  This year's fun run will feature our original 4.25 mile trail, along with a new 1.25 mile trail.  You can register now to either walk or run either course.  You can follow the link on the right of your screen, or follow this link to the registration page!

Let us know if you have any questions!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The New 1.25 Mile Trail Run!

For the first three years of our event, our runners and walkers have really enjoyed our challenging 4.25 mile trail run.  This year the Ogden Lodge Masonic Charity Trail Run is adding a 1.25 mile trail as well for those looking for something a bit less physically demanding.  The new trail follows a winding course along the river through the lush Homer Lake woods, in fact, it shares the same trail as the 4.25 mile run.

Remember that this is a charity event, and this year's proceeds are going to support the Developmental Services Center.  Registration will open in May.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

4th Annual Masonic Charity Trail Run To Add A New Trail!

Ogden Lodge No. 754 has decided to add something new this year to our Annual Masonic Charity Trail Run.  There is no question that our trail run is a challenging course--in fact, it's one of the things our participants enjoy about our event.  It's not only different, but it's more difficult than most runs.

However, we're going to add something for those of you that would like to participate in our run, but might prefer something a bit less lengthy and difficult.  Not only will we have our traditional 4.25 mile trail, but we will be adding a shorter, less challenging course for our walkers and runners. 

We will be putting out additional details in the next few weeks as we prepare to open the event for registration.  If you have questions, you can contact our Secretary at webmaster@toddcreason.org

~TEC

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ogden Lodge No. 754 Selects Charity for 4th Annual Run!


During our 1st Annual Ogden Masonic Charity Trail Run, the members of Ogden Lodge wanted to pick a charity that was known throughout the Central Illinois area as providing an invaluable resource to the community.  The Lodge voted unanimously that Developmental Services Center would be our charity that first year, both because of the important work they do, and the fact that they would most benefit from our charity trail run.

Now in its 4th Year, and Ogden Lodge Masonic Charity Trail Run has announced that it will once again partner with DSC.  

DSC serves approximately 1,100 children and adults with developmental disabilities, such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, cognitive disabilities, Down syndrome, or other conditions. Individuals seeking services may experience functional or environmental challenges that require extra support to live more independently. These challenges may include assistance in adequate daily living skills, adequate work skills, recognized social behaviors, or the ability to access community transportation.

The members of Ogden Lodge are looking forward to once again working with DSC on what we hope will be our best trail run ever.  We hope you will help us spread the word.
 
Stay tuned for more news and registration details.
 
~TEC