CPCC’s Skyline Run Needs YOU to Volunteer!

The 2016 CPCC Skyline Run is quickly approaching! This 5K event that raises money for student scholarships is taking place on Saturday, April 30, 2016, and we need you to help make this event a huge success! We usually have more than 125 volunteers for this event, so your willingness to join us and help make the Skyline Run fun and safe is greatly appreciated!! Please visit this website to register as a volunteer and choose your volunteer role.  Gather your family and friends; register to volunteer; and have a wonderful morning! If you have any questions, please contact me via email at Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6824. I want to say a BIG thank you to those who have already committed to volunteering!

Some of the areas we still need assistance with for the Skyline Run include – you can register for any of these assignments on the Skyline Run website:

  • Balloons—Blow up and distribute balloons on race day for start line/directions
  • Food Zone  – Pass out snacks and pizza to runners/walkers/families
  • Kid Zone – Play with the children in bouncy houses and keep an eye on them
  • Course Intersection Monitor—Stationed at intersections to keep racers on track; keep cars off course
  • Family Fun Run—Keep cars away from race course; make sure kids stay on track; give out ribbons to kids
  • Pre-Registration Packet Pick-Up—Help give out race packets day before the race
  • Water Team—Give water to runners on the course, help with clean-up
  • Pre-race activities listed on the volunteer registration form

Active Shooter Preparedness: College Security and CPCC Emergency Management

Run Hide FightCampus safety is the top priority of CPCC’s College Security team and the college’s Emergency Risk Management. Our thoughts are with our North Carolina Community College System colleagues and students at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro following a fatal shooting on that campus on April 13.

We want to take this opportunity to remind employees and students about the information available on CPCC’s website about what to do in an emergency, for situations including an active shooter, severe weather, fire and more. Be sure to read all the way down to the bottom of the page for the full list of essential instructions.

If there’s an active shooter on or near a CPCC campus, would you know what to do? It’s incredibly important for employees and students to be prepared. Please take a moment today to learn about “Run. Hide. Fight.®” and watch the powerful video at the bottom of the page about what to do if an active shooter is on campus or in a building where you are.

For more information about emergency preparedness at CPCC, please visit: www.cpcc.edu/enterprise-risk-management/business-continuity/emergency-management.

Skyline Run is Around the Corner

CPCC Skyline Run

CPCC Skyline Run

The 18th Annual CPCC Skyline Run is right around the corner on April 27, 2013. The Skyline Run consists of the Kaye McGarry 5K Run, the 5K Walk for Health and  the 1K Bank of North Carolina Family Fun Run. Each event offers great prizes and giveaways for participants!

Every year, this event needs more than 100 volunteers to make it a huge success to raise money for student scholarships and other student needs. We rely on our CPCC family to help make this event an amazing every year and we hope that you would love to join us on April 27! The Skyline Run link to register and volunteer can be found at: http://cpccfoundation.com/skyline/skyline-run-volunteer-opportunities.

On the registration sheet, please either pick the volunteer assignment that you are interested in having OR click that that you are willing to do any opportunity (the last box you can choose on the list). Your help is in invaluable and greatly appreciated. If you have any concerns or questions, please email Jenn Marts at Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu or call at 704.330.6824.

17th Annual CPCC Charlotte Skyline Run – THIS WEEKEND

17th Annual CPCC Charlotte Skyline Run

17th Annual CPCC Charlotte Skyline Run

CPCC, together with lead sponsor Northwestern Mutual, will present the 17th annual CPCC Charlotte Skyline Run on April 28.

The day’s events will include the Kaye McGarry 5K run, the 5K Walk for Health, a Charlotte Baby Jogger 5K Championship and the child-friendly 1K Charlotte Parent Family Fun Run.

For the first time there will be a kids zone, health & fitness zone, and food zone located in front of the Overcash building. Another first for this event will be the cash prizes for the overall first, second and third place finishers in the 5k run, as well as other prizes to runners. Vendors will be in attendance to discuss and promote everything from weight management to the hottest trends in running gear.

“It’s a fundraiser for student scholarships and other student needs,” said Development Officer for the Institutional Advancement Office, Dick Pahle.

Last year the CPCC Foundation provided more than $1 million in scholarships to 1,249 students. “We’re looking forward to giving away more money to deserving students again this year,” said Executive Director of Services Corporation, Quincy Foil. “This event is an important contributor to the amount of money raised.”

There will also be a shoe collection for Samaritan’s feet. People can bring their gently used shoes to the event and receive a $5 coupon toward a pair of shoes redeemable at Run For Your Life.

The Skyline Run is one of nine races featured in the Run for Your Life “Grand Prix” series.

Students are encouraged to get involved by participating and/or volunteering!

When :  Saturday, April 28; 8 a.m.
Where: CPCC Central Campus, 1206 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Visit http://cpccfoundation.com/skyline/brochure/ to get involved!

Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC