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Posted by darrinruns
Last week after helping out at the Southern Women’s Show in Jacksonville, Florida I decided I wanted to organize a health and fitness fair. When looking at dates, the beginning of the year seemed like a no-brainier. With that the OcalaFit Fair was born.
The OcalaFit Fair is schedule to take place on January 4th at the Klein Conference Center inside the College of Central Florida. The goal is to invite vendors from the health and fitness industry out in order for them to help Ocala residents reach their goals of a fitter life in 2014.
In searching for sponsors we have already gotten commitments from Milestone Race Authority and Tiger Run 5k for Vietnam to come out in support of Ocala’s fitness community. Milestone Race Authority will be offering discounted rates to anyone who wants to sign up for the 2014 Running of the Donuts 5k.
Interested attendees who take the time to RSVP on Facebook will be put into a drawing to win either a Gymboss Interval Timer, a Road ID Gift Certificate or a DAM Outfitters T-Shirt. CLICK HERE TO RSVP!
If you are interested in sponsoring the OcalaFit Fair please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by darrinruns
Well trying my hand at business again because apparently a college degree , sales, and managerial experience doesn’t afford someone so much as an interview in Ocala. The only option before me, outside of moving, is to make things happen on my own.
Recent;y I started a web site called www.ocalafit.com. The idea behind the web site is to have a central spot in Ocala where residents can go to find out information on local athletic events. Up until a few days ago I was barely averaging 50 page views per day , but seem to have cracked the code when I published a calendar of events via a JPEG on Facebook. Since posting the JPEG as well as posting pics from a local cross country meet, I have seen the numbers increase 10x.
In addition to creating the OcalaFit web site I partnered with my friend Luis to recreate our old business, Kreative K’os. Kreative K’os is a print and promotions company that specializes in web design, business print materials, and t-shirts. Although we are not highly successful as of yet, we seem to be getting in 1-2 decent orders a week.