Community Fun and Fitness Relays (CFFR)

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the web home of the Inaugural Community Fun and Fitness Relays (CFFR)!

The CFFR is an exciting new annual Southern Illinois running event that will make its debut on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, at Southern Illinois University’s Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex in Carbondale, Illinois. A full-day event, it is an adaptation of the River-to-River Runners-sponsored Kids’ Fun & Fitness Day celebration that occurred in 2013 and 2014.

Divisions & Categories for All Ages and Skill Levels!

First through third place finishers in each category of the Just for Fun and Competitive divisions of the CFFR will receive beautifully-crafted medals, and the teams with the fastest time in each event category and the highest pledge amounts raised will receive additional prizes.

This division of the CFFR is for teams of people who consider themselves novices or relatively new to the sport of running and the track relays. The key word here is FUN! That is, teams registered in this division are not aiming to set any records or qualify for any major track event- they are out to get in shape, have fun, and challenge themselves to see if they can complete the event(s) they register for. This division is also recommended for teams of young children who enjoy running.

This division of the CFFR is for teams of people who consider themselves experienced in running and sprinting. The key word here is PR! (Hint: If team members need to look up what “PR” stands for, they might be best suited for the Just for Fun Category.) Teams registered in this division are aiming to set personal or team records for time or qualify for related track events (e.g. 100m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, etc.). Team members are out to stay in shape, have fun, and challenge themselves to see how fast they can run the event(s) they register for. This division is not recommended for teams of young children unless they are experienced in competitive track.

Learn more about the Events

The Competition Events page covers details about the relay events, including the competition categories offered and guidance on running and training for the events.

Proceeds from the CFFR will benefit two deserving causes: Carbondale’s I Can Read Program, and the Obo-Kwahu Community in Ghana, West Africa. The I Can Read Program is a 19-year-old non-profit, volunteer-run organization that fosters literacy development, free of charge, to grade school children living predominantly in Carbondale’s northeast side, and the Obo-Kwahu community is an underdeveloped village in the eastern region of Ghana in dire need of resources for children’s health and education.

I Can Read Program – Carbondale, Illinois

Obo-Kwahu Community – Ghana, West Africa

Learn more about the CFFR's Steering Committee

The CFFR is organized by a Steering Committee of the dedicated southern Illinois community members and leaders below. 

 

 

CFFR Individual Sponsors:

Drs. Anthony & Arlene Miksanek; Benton, IL (Kofi Annan League of Luminaries sponsors)

Mrs. Maame Marinacci; Gaithersburg, MD (Kofi Annan League of Luminaries sponsor)