After 3 years in the making, Forever Young Events, LLC (FYE) launches in Exeter, CA. Michael Young, the founder of the company says, “It all started with volunteering to help with the Visalia Runners Half Marathon”.
Michael Young is a Visalia native and married to Shawna Young. They own 20/20 Employee Benefits, LLC in Exeter, CA. His experience with businesses and marketing has helped the End of the Trail Half Marathon grow from 400 participants to over 1,000 in 4 years.
Shawna Young is a Visalia native and managing member of FYE. She assists Michael with registrations, packet pickups, and EXPOs. She also manages the office at 20/20 Employee Benefits.
Danny Young from Visalia brings his expertise in entertainment, photography, and course logisitics. He has been assisting End of the Trail for the last 3 years.
The 2nd Annual Sasquatch Trail Run brought many new faces to the Dry Creek Preserve in search of Bigfoot. The river was at the highest level recorded according to the folks at the Sequoia Riverlands Trust that own the Preserve. Bridges had to be constructed with the help of Mike Castro from KRC Safety in Visalia.
FYE Events took over the Sasquatch Trail Run in early March 2019 and had one goal…To draw as many new runners to the event and especially road runners that don’t compete on trails. Local Sponsors included:
A Sasquatch Leaps out of the trees
Julia Johnson wins 1st overall female
Virtual Run Grows
The trend of virtual runs has continued to grow and we heavily marketed the event on Facebook and Instagram. A total of 19 virtual runners completed the race including Corrie, a runner from Maine, as the furthest away. She completed her 5k run where she lives and we mailed her swag to her. We continue to grow virtual runs in all our races , but this event had our best participation at 10% being virtual.
Next Year’s EventStay tuned and we will announce our 2020 date…and we hear the Sasquatch are multiplying at the Preserve…Expect many more!!
It’s been awhile since Visalia has had an event during Halloween to make your skin crawl…The Vossler Farms Corn Maze is a great family event and is perfect for kids. Adventure seekers will be fortunate this fall with a zombie experience at the Kaweah Oaks Preserve.
Forever Young Events, LLC (FYE) owns and manages running events in the Visalia area and recently worked with the Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) in hosting the Sasquatch 5k Trail Run in May of2019. The event was a huge success and doubled in size over previous years with 200 participants. Shortly after Diane Hayes tapped FYE with the idea of a Halloween event.
Kaweah Oaks PreserveKaweah Oaks Preserve, a 344-acre nature preserve, protects one of the last remaining valley oak riparian forests in the San Joaquin Valley. What makes the property appealing is the parking and trails that already exist for public use. Oh and one last thing…It is creepy at night!
What to ExpectThe event will take place from 5pm-10pm and participants can walk the course individually or in teams. There will be 7 waves that leave down the haunted trail with as many as 70 zombies wandering the property.
Participants will receive a FREE “I survived the Zombies” T-shirt” and a FREE flashlight to guide them on their journey. The trail will have “Safe Zones” along the way that provide safety from the blood sucking undead. For those that survive and make it back to safety, there will be FREE Coffee and Hot Cocoa along with local Food Trucks, a Zombie Beer from Three Rivers Brewing, and a live performance by Call Me James.
SponsorsSponsors include Premier Auto Sales as the Major Sponsor of the event along with DIG Marketing and HNH Nut Company. Participants can pick up their T-Shirt and Flashlight on Friday October 11th from 5p-7pm at Premier Auto Sales or at the event as early as 5pm.
Highlights of the Event