Originally posted by 1tinindian To whom this may concern, I'd like to offer what ever extra help that may be needed on this years Bandit run.
This will be my second run, and the first one that I plan on going the whole distance and I think it's only right to pay it forward, so to speak.
I have been going through alot of the past years threads, and it struck me that it seems like the same group of people take the lead in getting this event off the ground and running smoothly, and I know it's never as easy as it looks.
So let me know what I might be able to do to help make this years run go as smoothly as possible, Dave (RAMC), Debbie C, Red...whoever, just let me know.
I will definitely keep your kind offer in mind. Red asked me to help a few years ago and now it is my full-time job, lol. Seriously, I use to work in PR planning conferences, organizing media, writing press releases, etc. so this event was a perfect fit for me. I love that I can use my skills and stay somewhat active in the business. However, there are lots of folks behind the scenes who help everyday. I talk to Dave and Michelle every step of the way.I don't think folks appreciate how much of their time they devote to the run. Pat at Year One always helps to set up events in their area and offer contacts and support. Red's business has been crazy but he is always available for consultation. Not to mention he makes a great point man on the run. My long-suffering husband, Mark, is always there to lend a hand or offer advice. He pitches in whenever or wherever I need him. Mike (Solargold) has been a huge help this year in planning. Also James (Heritage Brown) has been my "man-on-site" in TX, AR, and LA this year. Ron (Shaker) calls me a few times a month to offer his expertise. Tyler, Wayne, Greg, Robert (and their wonderful spouses) work hard to help make this run special. That truck sells itself when I am trying to set-up events.
Brock works hard on the maps and books. Ric is a sounding board and helps as needed. His website is awesome and he creates videos for us every year. Last year Marcia was a huge help in Chattanooga and Manny in Saint Louis. Shain is eager to help this year and I know he will be there when needed. I guess what I am trying to say is that although RAMC, Red, and myself seem to be the ones putting this together, there are lots of unsung heroes making us look good.
I know I have forgotten some folks. Hopefully, they'll forgive me.
So if you want to help, send me a pm with your cell number. I'll add you to my list of folks I can call on.