The 7th Annual Dramm/OFA 5K Relay/Walk, held July 8, 2006, raised thousands of dollars for America in Bloom (AIB).
Ten teams of runners and a few walkers participated in the event, which took place at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio, the morning before the 2006 OFA Short Course began. Funds raised from runner/walker registration fees, sponsorships and in-kind donations totaled more than $6,400.
While walkers took one lap of the course, relay teams competed for first, second and third place, handing off Dramm Watercolors Rain Wands as batons.
Svensson Americas’ team captured first place with a time of 21:47, while Wojo’s Greenhouse’s Hanging Basket Cases team took second with 21 :58.
Winners of the race were awarded trophies and engraved gold, silver and bronze Dramm Colormark Rain Wands at the OFA Short Course’s OFA Awards and Opening Session on July 8. Each participant received a complimentary relay t-shirt featuring sponsors’ logos and an American flag designed with flowers.
Dramm Corporation contributed more than $5,300 to the event in the form of hiring a professional event coordination team and providing the t-shirts and other race materials.
Dramm plans to hold the race again on July 14, 2007, before the 2007 OFA Short Course.