The Optimist Club of Erie, who organizes this event needs to secure approvals from several town government agencies as well as secure insurance for the event itself. A number of these agencies have voiced concerns related to candy throwing, specifically parents not controlling their children from running in front of moving vehicles as well as people getting struck by candy being rocketed at them from aggressive children on the floats. These concerns have been raised based on previous years’ experience in the event, and it is for these reasons that the policies have been established as they have for this year’s event. There will be no throwing candy this year.
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Turnout was great. Weather was superb.
You can see results here at Boulder Road Runners website.
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Thanks to all the runners and sponsors that helped make this year’s event an awesome success.
All Erie area youth are invited to audition!
This is the week directly following Thanksgiving Break so permission slips will need to be turned in prior to the break by Thursday, November 20th. The auditions and production will take place at Erie High School. Anyone participating will need to be available Monday through Saturday, December 1-6 for the entire week.
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What a wild ride that was. Between Tornadoes, Housing Developments and the Flood of the Century it was hard to tell what the best course for the race would be. But with the tremendous efforts of many, we have a great route for this years race and you can see it by clicking here.
Click here to read the story of the how and why we have made course changes in recent years.
Many floats and EHS band are planning to be there.
We have received several questions about the theme for the parade. There is no theme for the parade.
Parade participants are welcome to develop their own content theme. If it helps – we have been told** the homecoming game is between Erie Tigers and Northridge Grizzlies.
Per Erie High School’s wishes, the theme for the Erie High School Homecoming dance is not disclosed publicly, and there is no connection between the parade (Managed by the Optimist Club of Erie) and the dance (Managed by Erie High School).
** Should not be construed as reliable information
Erie Optimists are gearing up another great Eerie Erie.