Crescent Beach Challenge

18th Annual CBC Main Event

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Marineland Park

7:30 am - 12 pm

 

Friday Kick-off Registration

Friday, June 24

Genungs Fish Camp & Marina

291 Cubbedge Rd, Crescent Beach

5 pm - dark

2015 CBC Group photo: Walt Coker

 

 

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Next generation

About the CBC

The CBC is a family-organized fundraiser consisting of running, paddling and swimming events to honor and support those affected by leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related cancers. This year’s CBC is the 18th Annual and will be held Saturday June 25, 2016.

The CBC was started in 1999 in honor of Nancy Chellemi, mother of two, who died of leukemia in 1998. Each year the CBC reunites old friends and forges new friendships all while having a fun day at the beach and raising money for those less fortunate.

1st Annual CBC - 1999

Money is raised through participant registration, contributions and sponsorships. All proceeds are donated to the North Florida Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Check out http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org to see how the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers patient services, disseminates information, and supports research involving blood-related cancers. $280,000 has been donated to the Society in the previous 16 years the CBC has been held.

On behalf of Josh Hellstrom who hiked 500 miles on the Colorado Trail to celebrate his lymphoma remission and raise money for the LLS, John Howard, Leslie and Carly Hellstrom presented a check for $10,000 to Kelley Lesperance, director of Central Florida Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the 2015 CBC.

Schedule of Events (Marineland park)

7:30 am Signup/registration (early register at Friday Kickoff Party)
8:30 am Races (all running and ocean events start at same time)
9:30 am Group photo
9:45 am Throw down relays
11:00 am Ceremonies and cookout to follow

Awards Ceremony 2012

Jeff Hembry on Duty - 2006 CBC

Registration/Race signup

Register at Friday Kickoff Party or Saturday morning by filling out registration form (one per family). If you like, you can download and print out form (see below) ahead of time. 

Donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is $30/person (includes event shirt).

Sign-up for race event and get race number and instructions

2012 Setting up

Racesall start 8:30 am (Bragging Rights Only!)

2005 Run

Run Events
• 1K Run - 10&under
5K Run - 14&under, Open, Masters (40 over)

Run course and race details: The run course is ‘up and back’. All runners will head south from the starting line and run until they come to the appropriate ‘turn-around’ sign for their race. As such, the turn around signs will be placed at halfway point of the distance to be run.

2008 Paddle

Ocean Events
• 1K swim - Open
• 2K kayak - Open
• 4K standup paddleboard - Open
• 2K surfboard - 14&under, Open, Masters (40&over)

6K outrigger canoe (OC-1) - Open (NEW EVENT!!)

Ocean race course and race details: Three bright-colored buoys will be placed outside the surf zone. One will be placed directly out from the starting line while the second and third buoys will be placed at the halfway points of the 1 and 2K distances, respectively. All paddlers and swimmers must go around the first buoy before proceeding south along the course. 1K swimmers and 2 K surfboard paddlers will turn around the second buoy while the 2K paddlers will turn around the third buoy. After making the turnaround, racers must go outside and around the first buoy before returning to shore. On shore will be a finish line. Swimmers and paddlers must finish their races by reaching the finish line on shore: kayakers leave their kayaks at the waters edge but surfboards must be carried across the finish line.

Combined ‘Kahuna’ Events
• 5K run + 2K surfboard paddle - 14&under, Open, Masters (40&over)

Kahuna race details: Kahuna events will be one continuous race.  In other words, participants will immediately grab their surfboards at the end of the run and start the paddle leg. 

2010 Relay race

Throw-Down’ 4-person Surfboard Relay
Each member of 4-man team must paddle out and around buoy set 100-150 yards offshore. After completing loop, teammate hands off surfboard to next member. As with other races, winners enjoy bragging rights only.

Friday Kickoff Registration – Friday evening 5-9 pm

Genungs Fish Camp

Registration/pickup shirts, food and drinks, yeah!

2012 Friday Kickoff Party at Marineland

Sponsors

Sponsors play a critical role in a grass-roots event like the CBC. Sponsors can make direct monetary contributions as well as provide valuable goods or services that are needed to make the event fun and safe and keep costs down! In-kind donations that have been well-received in the past include gift certificates to stores and restaurants, surfboard, food, drinks, printing and graphical services. We are open to your ideas. Below is a breakdown of different sponsorship levels that have been established and how you can contact a CBC committee member regarding how you would like to become a sponsor or answer any questions you might have. Let us know how we can help.

Shirt Advertising Sponsor - $300 or more
•  Logo on event shirt
•  Receive 3 events shirts + 3 event registrations

Supporter – less than $300
•  Cash, gift certificate, food/drink, etc.
•  Recognition at event

 

How do I sign up to be a sponsor?
Download the Sponsorship Form and send in or simply contact one of the following directly.

Tom Glikes tglikes@yahoo.com 386-418-8112

Jeff Million jmillion@ufl.edu 352-538-1775

Mike Ryals mike@teamryals.com 352-371-6100

 

List of 2015 Shirt Sponsors ($300 or more)

     
1 Pabst Brewing Co. Scotty Carter
2 Pratt Family Jane
3 FSC Securities Corp Robert Demasi
4 Chevron at Hunter's Crossing Jeff Montgomery
5 Millions Family Jeff
6 Beach Break Salon Brenda Duval
7 Eclipse Recording Studios John Hankinson
8 McCormac Construction Co. Marc
9 Parrish Family Benny
10 Hogan Families Jay and Chuck
11 Comfort Temp Lucy Worthmann
12 Mike and Jane Ryals Family Mike
13 Reddish & White, CPA Brad Million
14 Marge Marge Million
15 Conti Family Jill
16 Hellstrom Family Josh
17 Maris Jr. Family Roger
18 Waldrop Family Dennis
19 Bronson Ace Hardware Wendell Stainsby
20 Osbourne Family Todd
21 Freeride Surf Shop Tom Glikes
22 Carnes Family Bob
23 Gamefisher II Richard Chellemi
24 Ted and Holly Ted Hortenstine
25 Morgan Family Steve
26 Gainesville Lacrosse Association Lynn Millinoff
27 Berkshire Hathaway Realty Denise Mongiardo
28 Howard Family & Accounting John
29 Scruggs & Carmichael, P.A. Beth Martin
30 Dougheny Family Debbie
31 Earthwise Pets Laura Banta
32 Lindquist Family Niels
33 McRae Elementary Marcus Dooley
34 Tiger Cool Express Bill Welker
35 Stringer Family Steve
36 Constant Mark
37 Kovacs Family Lori
38 Bayer Family and Law Offices Denny
39 DuBois Ron
40 Vizergy Joe Hyman
41 Grillmaster Jeff Hembry
42 Casseaux, Hewett & Walpole, Inc. Missy Boyer
43 Oasis Greg Redkin
44 Gamble-Manduley Families Mike-Odalis
45 Farm Bureau Insurance Jeff Ference
46 Ference Insurance Co. Jeff Ference
47 Chellemi Family Dan
48 Surf Station Tory Strange
49 Nelson Family Mark
50 Gainesville Home Services Paul Myhre

Special Sponsors

$300 K-Kids of McRae Elementary School – Keystone Heights (Marcus Dooley)

 

Download forms and flyers

Registration form

Sponsorship form

Flyer

Sponsor Flyer

 

 

CBC Contacts

Website: www.crescentbeachchallenge.org

Jeff Million
352-538-1775
6830 NE 225th Street
Melrose, FL 32666

jmillion@ufl.edu

Tom Glikes
386-418-8112
9311 NW 143 St.
Alachua, FL 32615

tglikes@yahoo.com    

Josh Hellstrom jkhellstrom@msn.com
John Howard jhgville@prodigy.net
Terry Howell thowell@butlerenterprises.com
Kemp Howell hkhowell@mactec.com
Brad Million millionb@bellsouth.net
Mark Nelson mnelson@jonesedmunds.com