5th Annual Happy Smackah Announced

hs_logo_2015_200x200The Happy Smackah planning committee is excited to announce that the 5th Annual Happy Smackah 5K Fun Run / Walk will take place on May 9, 2015.

The mission of the Happy Smackah foundation is to benefit individuals in the St.Vrain Valley School District who are in need.

Dan Cribby, our Chief Happy Smackah and first ever Happy Smackah 5k Fun Run beneficiary, is responsible for the expression “Happy Smackah“.  This refers to someone who is filled by the simple joys of life.  They live their lives with a positive attitude, with a no-nonsense/no-excuses life, and take joy in life’s little treasures.

In 2012 the Happy Smackah family grew with the addition of two amazing and courageous girls, Kaylee and Aubree Adams.

In 2013 the Happy Smackah family proudly added Andy Barela.

Last year brought us Jill Woo Ching as our inspiring 2014 Happy Smackah.

Our next step is to select a beneficiary for 2015.  We will be kicking off our search soon, and we will notify you as soon as we open up for suggestions.

Our mission is clear.  We, the Happy Smackah Volunteers, sponsors and our community, are proud to serve this community.  To be able to contribute and share with this community is a gift.  Thank you for helping us support the next Happy Smackah.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please visit our Sponsors Page.

Thank You!

The Happy Smackah Volunteer Team

29th Annual Longmont Sunrise Stampede

Can you believe it has already been over two weeks since the 2014 Happy Smackah 5k Fun Run / Walk?  If you are like us, you may be wondering “what fun event can I do now?”  Well we have an answer for you!

29th Annual Longmont Sunrise Stampede

29-Sunrise-Stampede-logoWHEN:  Saturday, June 7th 8:30 AM Start 
WHERE:  Start and Finish @ Longmont High School (map)
WHAT:  10k Run and 2 mile walk/runRegister for the 29th Annual Sunrise Stampede race and support the youth of our community.

The Sunrise Stampede is a Longmont tradition that has raised nearly $175,000 for the St. Vrain Valley School District’s substance abuse and drug awareness programs.

New for 2014 – Run for your School!! Register as part of a St. Vrain Valley School District school team.The school whose runners accumulate the most miles will win $1,000. The second place school will win $500. All you have to do is select a school during the registration process!

For details and to register, please visit: www.sunrisestampede.com

This is an event which the Happy Smackah team is proud to support.  We encourage you to get out and again support your St. Vrain Community!

4th Annual G’Knight Ride

Can you believe it has already been over two weeks since the 2014 Happy Smackah 5k Fun Run / Walk?  If you are like us, you may be wondering “what fun event can I do now?”  Well we have an answer for you!

gknightride4th Annual G’Knight Ride

WHEN:  Saturday, June 14th
WHERE:  Roosevelt Park in Longmont (map)
WHAT:  Expo & Food, Kids Festival, Music & Entertainment, Beer Garden and Bike Rides!After the HUGE successes of the G’Knight Ride events in 2011, 2012 & 2103, Bicycle Longmont is working hard to make an even better G’Knight Ride in 2014!The G’Knight Ride is a celebration of cycling, and is meant for cyclists of all ages, sizes, and abilities.  The Ride is a great excuse to dust off that old 10-speed, mountain bike, or cruiser and hop on with 3,000+ other riders on a great evening tour.

Registrations are open and now include a G’Knight Ride event t-shirt  with your registration this year.  Register by June 1st to guarantee yours in time!

For details and to register, please visit: www.gknightride.org

This is an event which the Happy Smackah team is proud to support.  We encourage you to get out and again support your St. Vrain Community!

Boulder Cork

Photo: bouldercork.com

Photo: bouldercork.com

The Boulder Cork has been a favorite Boulder area restaurant since 1969.  Don’t be fooled by its steakhouse moniker.

As a part of the Cork and Cleaver group 44 years ago, The Boulder Cork has maintained its steakhouse appeal, but it’s been a forerunner in all food trends, starting with the farm to table concept, which their chef has practiced for decades.  He and his kitchen staff keep a garden on the premise for herbs and perennials.   The head chef  has been purchasing  from local farms for thirty years.  He and his wife travel extensively, and he is constantly updating traditional dishes and creating new ones based on the best of cultural traditions and trends.

The owner of the Cork also enjoys traveling, and he works closely with his chef and his general manager in keeping The Boulder Cork on the cutting edge of food preparation and presentation and a dining atmosphere that is aesthetic and reflective of the entire dining experience.  Owner, chef and manager have been the central part of the Boulder Cork family, all being a part of it for over 30 years.  The Boulder Cork has received awards locally and on the national level with many awards from The Wine Spectator.

The team at The Boulder Cork are committed to excellence in service, product and experience.  The Boulder Cork offers a happy hour menu, early bird dining, and an extensive bar and dining menu.

The Happy Smackah is proud and honored to once again have The Boulder Cork  as a Platinum Sponsor.

Once Upon A Child Supports Smackah

sponsors_onceuponachildThe Longmont Once Upon a Child store is a strong supporter of the Happy Smackah.

Once Upon A Child opened its doors in Longmont in January 2007 and has seen many changes over the years!

They relocated and expanded in August 2013, and now offer over 5,000 square feet of space – showcasing name brand children’s clothing (size 0-18), furniture, equipment, toys, books, dvds, and so much more.

With all this change, one thing has remained the same…. they are dedicated to providing an environmentally conscious and fun and convenient way to buy and sell new and gently used kids’ stuff, while focusing on quality, safety and value.   The team at Happy Smackah is very grateful for their support!

Try Love says “Try Love”

sponsors_tryloveWe are grateful to welcome Try Love as a first year Sponsor of the Happy Smackah.

Try Love is a non-profit organization that is committed to helping orphans, widows, and student athletes.   Their mission is simple:

To encourage people to Try Love in all of their relationships.  Strong relationships are the core of any successful team, family, or organization.  If we practice love in all relationships, they will never fail.

The good folks at Try Love believe that if they can “spread the message of love; families, teams and organizations will find new levels of success.”  Try Love is working to spread their message through their trylove.co website, Try Love t-shirts (buy one here), donations, and through events such as the Happy Smackah 5k.

The folks at Try Love are friends of Jill Woo Ching, our Happy Smackah beneficiary for 2014.

The Happy Smackah is proud to have such like-minded support for our event.  Thanks Try Love for your support!

Happy Smackah Rocks With Nixcavating

Photo: nixcavating.com

Photo: nixcavating.com

To borrow a phrase from the ’70’s (not to mention the pun) we “dig” Nixcavating!

This locally owned, community minded excavation company is a second year platinum level sponsor of the Happy Smackah.

Nixcavating supports many local causes and we are thrilled and grateful for their generous support. On their company website you will find the topic “Overcoming Inevitable Obstacles” right above “Supporting the Community”.

That pretty much sums up our Happy Smackah beneficiaries and all of the sponsors, volunteers and participants who gather together in a time of need.  Together with Nixcavating – we are all in Groovy company!

Thank you, Nixcavating!

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