April 8th, 2017
Welcome to "BRBS 19 - Heading Out West"
Pre-Registration Continues for the 19th Annual Event!
John Soule in an 1851 editorial in the Terre Haute Express said, "Go west young man, and grow up with the country."
Well, BRBS is going west this year . . . we're in western North Carolina, so we're going with a western theme. Get out your cowboy boots and favorite jeans, find some spurs and a cowboy hat somewhere, and get ready for another fun time in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains.
This year's event will be held May 31 - June 4, 2017 at Switzerland Inn in Little Switzerland, North Carolina, right on the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you're planning on attending and haven't pre-registered yet, go to www.brbs.org, click on the "Sign the Roster" orange button on the sidebar, and enter your information. Previous year attendees will be able to import information to assist in filling out the form.
We're finalizing the schedule and working on the Fun Runs. There will be much going on in the next few weeks. Registration will open by the end of the month.
In keeping with our theme, we're also planning a trip to the Sierra Nevadas! We were going to make it a 2,452 mile Fun Run to Mineral King, California in the Sierra Nevadas, but due to time constraints, we'll be having a special tour and private luncheon at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Asheville, NC as our early Thursday event.
Our meal menus will be posted this week, all with a western flair, including a Friday night under the stars surrounded by bales of hay!
You'll note some changes over the next few weeks as we finalize the event schedule. As in years past, we'll be sending one more email blast to the Master List, after which we'll limit the emails to only those who have pre-registered for 2017.
Also, if you'd like to be removed from our Master List, click below; but if you want to be sure to get up-to-date information for this year's event, don't put off pre-registering.
We will be working the Wait List for Switzerland Inn this coming week. If you're on the list, expect an email shortly.
If you know you won't be attending this year and have a room reserved at Switzerland Inn, please let us know immediately so we can open up the room to someone on the Wait List.
We're also looking for "volunteers" to help with the event. Let us know if you're willing to help us pull off what is shaping up to be another fun year.
As always, if you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you soon!
Karl & Ron