IV&V Project Manager Eric Sylvania is one of the 5K event organizers. He is also responsible for organizing IV&V’s first recreational running club.
On September 15, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. hundreds of runners will gather to complete a 5,000m race, equal to about 3.1 miles, through the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont, W.Va. So, why will they be doing this? Well, there are the obvious reasons: improved health, better well being, stress reduction, etc. However, one of the less obvious reasons some walkers and runners will be up for the challenge is the benefit to the Combined Federal Campaign, or the ‘CFC’. So, what is the CFC, you ask?
The CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally to help to raise millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (September 1, 2012 to December 15, 2012) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. The CFC supports more than 4,000 non-for-profit organizations as a result of the many campaigns conducted throughout the fiscal year. The CFC Local Federal Coordinating Committee provides oversight for the North Central West Virginia Combined Federal Campaign and also determines eligibility for the local charities that apply to participate in the campaign. For more information, go to http://www.opm.gov/cfc/. You can find out more about our local CFC chapter here.
So, on race day, when you toe the line with the other runners, remember that there are several good reasons for running the CFC 5K at NASA IV&V: health, gratification, and the list goes on. Nevertheless, the most important reason is to benefit the CFC and the many great organizations it represents. Please remember that $10 of each registration fee will be given directly to the CFC. Pre-race registration ($20) ends on August 31, 2012. After August 31, 2012, you can register up until 8:30 a.m. on race day for an additional $5 ($25 total). For more information about the race, you can visit the 5K page on our website, or iPlayOutside.
If you have any questions about partnering in support of the race, or about the race itself, please feel free to contact one of the following individuals:
Eric Sylvania; Eric.L.Sylvania@nasa.gov; (304) 367-8266
Bree Layton; Bree.A.Layton@ivv.nasa.gov; (304) 367-8359