MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Chapter Chairman's Challenge 5K Fun Run/Walk


Event Date

Thu, Mar 12, 2015


Sacramento, CA

About This Activity

The Challenge
To promote the importance of professional development, healthy lifestyles, strong chapters, and a robust meetings industry.  MPI Foundation Chairman, Gus Vonderheide, is asking every MPI Chapter to host, or participate in a non-cause related 5K run or walk in March 2015. And, also asks every member [of each chapter] to participate in their local chapter 5K run/walk event and independently raise at least $250USD for the MPI Foundation Education Endowment.


MPISSN has accepted this challenge.  On Thursday, March 12, our chapter and industry partners will take to the California State Capitol and walk/run three laps (3.3 miles) around the grounds finishing at Church Key (Patio of Hock Farm Craft & Provisions - 1415 L Street) to celebrate in a joint reception with CalSAE.

CalSAE will be holding their Morning Education & Luncheon Friday, March, 13.  Event information and registration can be found at:

You do not have to register for the walk/run to attend the joint reception.  However, registration for the walk/run or CalSAE Happy Hour (through their website: is requested for a headcount. 

We are doing this run/walk for fun.  No time will be recorded and we hope to get a great group photo in front of the West steps of the State Capitol Building.


The Funds

Funds raised by the challenge will go towards the MPI Foundation Education Endowment: 25% of all funds raised by chapter members will go back to each chapter to produce educational programming within their chapters locally; 75% of the funds raised will go towards the next fiscal year’s MPI Foundation chapter grant program.  *A portion of the registration fee may be used for race day operations (water, reception, etc). 

Shirt Sizes:  For registrations after Wednesday, February 18th, we will do our best to accommodate requested shirt size.  Shirts are being sponsored by Caesar's Entertainment and they are requesting orders by 2/19.  Thank you for your understanding. 

We hope you will join us.

Event details and schedule

The event schedule:
  • 4:00-4:30PM: Check In (corner of 15th and L)
  • 4:30PM: Start
  • 5:00-7:00PM:  Celebration/Joint reception with CalSAE (Chruch Key - Patio of Hock Farm Craft & Provisions - 1415 L Street)
Course info:
  • We will Start at the corner of 15th and L and run/walk three laps counterclockwise around the state capitol grounds.  Please stay on the sidewalk and obey all traffic laws.
Parking info:
  • Street Parking (metered until 6PM) and garage parking can be found in the area
What to wear:
  • Whatever you will be comfortable walking/running in.  
Don't forget.....

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