Ho! Ho! Ho! Here we go...
The Underground Polar Express Run is this Sunday! We hope you are excited. We have been working hard in Santa's Workshop getting everything ready. Our goal is to make sure you smile, laugh, celebrate and help us raise a lot of money for Batavia's Suicide Prevention Services.
Here are a few things to keep in mind for Sunday:
It is going to be cold. Right now the forecast shows the temperature at noon at 32 degrees and possible snow. As of now, the Fox River trail is clear of snow; however, there may be ice. Please, be very careful where you are stepping. We do not want anyone slipping, that would not make for a fun afternoon.
There is a parking garage on River Street across from Bar Evolution and Pal Joey's. There is plenty of parking on the upper level.
There is a big change to our check-in procedures. This year, you will check in at Bar Evolution located at 27 N. River Street in Batavia next to Pal Joey's where the after-party is being held. Check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. After you check in, cross the pedestrian bridge to the "Start" near the Peg Bond Center. Please check the webpage for a route map. There will be plenty of people helping to show you the way. We will stop checking people in at 11:55 a.m., to give everyone a chance to get to the start. If you are unable to check in before the run, you MUST check in after at Pal Joey's. If you don't, you will not receive your hat, drink ticket, or raffle ticket. That wouldn't be fun! Only registered runners and walkers with a wristband will be allowed in the after-party. No exceptions. We are filled to capacity.
We are also collecting toys for Toys For Tots. If you bring a new, unopened toy to donate at check-in, we will give you a special Underground Polar Express Run ornament.
**If you registered on 8/01/16 during the pizza giveaway, you will receive your gift card at check-in.**
After-Party At Pal Joey's:
When you finish your run or walk, head into Pal Joey's
at 31 N. River Street. Don't worry, the finish line is at the front door of Pal Joey's. You will be given your drink ticket and raffle ticket. Your drink ticket is good for 1 draft beer or Bloody Mary. Head to the bar and you will be taken care of. Please bring your ID! Also, Santa ordered up a huge pizza buffet and soft drinks for you to keep your energy up for the celebration.
Once we know the course has cleared and everyone has finished the run, we have great raffles in store for you! Huge, HUGE prizes this year include Bulls tickets, 40" LED television, jewelry, wine, gift cards, beer, overnight stays, and so much more. You will be given 1 free ticket to drop into any of the prizes.
We will be selling additional raffle tickets for $1 each. Remember that ALL the money we raise on Sunday will go to Batavia's Suicide Prevention Services
. You must be present to win. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.
Don't forget to dress up! We have 3 awards going to 'Best Dressed', 'Most Original', and 'Ugliest Sweater'. There will be a photographer there to take your photo. We will let you know when the photo's are up. They are FREE for you to download. And if you get any fun shots, please tag us on Facebook.
If you have been bad this year, beware! Santa and his little elf may be throwing candy during the run. Don't get hit!
Don't get your tinsel tangled before Sunday. We will send you one more reminder.