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Join the Red Shoe Run Committee!

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If you’re passionate about our mission and love the Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K, consider joining the Red Shoe Run volunteer committee!

This group of dedicated volunteers helps support our staff in making Red Shoe Run the best possible event for participants.

The committee meets several times a year to plan and prepare for the big day.

If you’re interested in joining, please email Special Events Manager Amanda McCormick.

Shane Slaughter, one of the committee chairs, talked with us about why he loves being part of Red Shoe Run.

RMHCA: What’s your favorite part of the event?
Shane: One of my favorite aspects of the Red Shoe Run is when families that have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House come back to participate. I love catching up with them and getting to see how everyone is doing. I also love that the run starts and finishes at the House so everyone sees what they are running and fundraising for.

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RMHCA: Why do you think the committee is so valuable to Red Shoe Run?
Shane: It is important to have a committee because there is so much that goes on behind the scenes months before the run and especially the day of the run. The committee members are there to fully support the House, the staff, and the families to do whatever it takes to make it a successful and fun day!

RMHCA: How would you describe what the committee does if this is someone’s first time volunteering?
Shane: Whenever I am talking to someone that is interested in joining the RSR committee but not sure what they could do, I tell them just by showing up helps the House so much. We have so many different areas that they can join. They can help our fundraising teams come up with fun ways to raise money. They can help our volunteer teams get ready for race day to ensure all of our runners, guests, and families have a great experience. They can help us get people and businesses in our community to participate in the RSR. If they are brand new and just starting out getting involved, or have been volunteering for years, we have a spot for them. And as soon as they get involved and see what an impact they make on the House and the guest families, they will be so happy they joined.

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