This year was a big year for TUTU as it achieved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS and a brand new professionally designed website and online registration process. A few weeks before the 5K, a fundraiser was held at a local Chipotle restaurant where the community really showed up to support our great cause. A cool retro-themed event welcomed in the largest crowd in the history of the program and, with that, a record $8,200 in funds raised / donated.
Our logo was decorated in a new color theme this year and a top-notch timing team was brought in to give participants the most accurate time possible and an overall high-quality 5K experience – all participants received medals too! 2015 raised the bar as far as funds raised for our beneficiaries totaling $4,200.
This year, a key element to a fun 5K was added: free t-shirts! With that came the most successful year to date in terms of money received, totaling $3,900. Banners and signs were added at the home base and around the course with Tone Up for Tune Ups new original logo.