Ray's Race

Running Psychologists presents the 34th Annual Ray’s Race 5K Run and Walk

Save the date to run or walk with us! 

The 34th Annual Ray’s Race 5K Run and Walk, will be held during the APA convention in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at 7 a.m.

Ray’s Race was named in honor of Dr. Ray Fowler, former APA CEO and founder of the Running Psychologists in 1979. Runners and walkers of all ages and levels of ability are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the race. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group as well as for the top male and female finishers. Details and registration information will be available soon!

Call for sponsorship

Running Psychologists, a section of Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) is calling for sponsors for the 2012 34th Annual Ray’s Race 5K Run and Walk, to be held at the APA convention in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. Ray’s Race was named in honor of Dr. Ray Fowler, former APA CEO and founder of the Running Psychologists in 1979. We encourage runners and walkers of all ages and levels of ability to participate in the race. This year, our race will be at the convention center and managed by Laughing Rhino Events. Our theme is “Run in the Sun.”

Corporate sponsorship donation is $1,000, which is used to pay for race expenses including management, city permit, prizes and refreshments. Divisions of APA have been sponsors with donations from $250 to $500. In addition to the monetary donation, some sponsors have also donated products such as books and tests, which are given out as prizes at the race. Sponsorship will entitle donating companies and organizations to the following: 

  • Name and logo of sponsor will be printed on the back of the race T-shirt.

  • Sponsor will be listed prominently on the race registration announcements, which will be distributed to all attendees at the APA convention, included in the Division 47 newsletter, sent to all previous race participants via email and displayed in online registration with Active.com. Signing up online with Active.com will be used exclusively this year, making registration quicker and easier.

  • Sponsor will be thanked on a banner displayed at the Division Services Booth, located near the convention registration area.

  • Sponsor will be thanked at the post awards ceremony. 

  • One representative from the sponsoring company can participate in the race with the registration fee waived.

Many thanks to all our sponsors!

Our past sponsors have included: American Psychological Association; APA Insurance Trust; Blackwell Publishing; Pearson Assessments; Worth Publishing; International Association of Applied Psychology; Psi Chi; APAGS; APA Divisions 47, 19, 20 and 50. 

For more information on how to become a sponsor, or to renew your sponsorship, please contact Heather Ciesielski, PhD, President, Running Psychologists. 

Sponsorship checks should be made payable to Running Psychologists and mailed to Sy Gross, PhD, Treasurer, Running Psycholgists, 1941 Drew Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55416. Questions for the Treasurer may be sent by email.