Friends of Harvey Lewis and the Greater Cincinnati Running Community:
Please join us as we surprise Harvey Lewis after he returns to Cincinnati as the 2014 Badwater 135 Champion. We will celebrate by running a one-mile loop starting and ending at the School for Creative and Performing Arts (108 W. Central Pkwy 45202) on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. Safe and easy parking is available in the garage under Washington Park. Participants will be expected to run on sidewalks along the route respecting all traffic rules, and will leave in waves every couple minutes so as not to disrupt traffic.
Please plan on arriving by 6:45 p.m. so we can all don commemorative T-shirts celebrating this feat before Harvey arrives. The first 100 attendees will receive cotton RunQuest Travel T-shirts featuring a Harvey Lewis quote ($5 donations to cover printing costs appreciated).
If you would prefer to purchase a guaranteed dri-fit technical RunQuest Travel shirt with Harvey Lewis quote, you may pre-order one for $12, to be picked up on-site. Please email email@example.com indicating your size preference by Sunday, July 27.
Feel free to disperse this email to our running friends and running groups, but as this is intended to be a surprise for Harvey, please be sure to remove his email address -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- from any forward before sending. For now, please avoid referring to this event on all social media and the local media in general. We don't want publicity to ruin the surprise for Harvey. The day of, I will notify the local media in case they would like to cover the event. Thank you for respecting our desire to keep this a surprise.
Light refreshments will be provided after by our friends from RCGC. If there's enough interest, folks can head to the Rhinegeist Brewery (1910 Elm St 45202) for additional celebration after the event.