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F3 MeCa | April 19, 2021

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Gremlin 2021 Preblast

Register for The Gremlin HERE
Cotton Event Shirt Order HERE

***CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 Protocols/Waiver***

Working out in the Gloom with our Brothers is a privilege. Let’s continue to be Smart and Respectful out there and show The Charlotte Community how we Lead from the Front.

Rick Pinto Before F3 with his wife

3rd annual MECA-wide CSAUP event named in honor of our very own GREMLIN (aka Rick Vito Pinto)

Saturday, January 30, 2021
0600 – 1200 – Rain or Shine, Heat or Cold
0500-0545: Arrive/Sign-in
0600-1145: The Thang
1200-?: Recover, Refreshments, 2nd F

We will meet at the top of the West Deck on UNCC’s Campus
(West Deck, 8724 Cameron Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223)

Rick Pinto After F3 with his daughters
at the Myrtle Beach Marathon.

Gremlin was an F3 Mint Hill Pax member who passed away after a running workout in January 2018 due to a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Tonya, and three beautiful daughters: Sophia, Gabrielle and Alina. Rick was a UNCC alumni and member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

This CSAUP (Completely Stupid and Utterly Pointless) event, will be in his honor and forever memorialize his name. We will also be honoring several of our other brothers from the greater F3Nation and FiA PAX who left us too soon. It will be the toughest thing you will ever love to do with 100+ of your closest, sweaty friends.  Last year over 100 PAX showed up. This year our goal is 200!

Inaugural Gremlin Finishing Pax – 2019
Gremlin Finishing PAX – 2020

8 of our AO’s will provide Q’s to lead various pain stations throughout the trek around the UNCC campus that morning. Here’s what you need to know:

-There is no cost to sign-up, it’s FREE!

-There will be a TON of encouragement throughout the event, the energy of the group will be enough to keep anyone going strong.  Folks can rest at anytime and there will be water and Gatorade throughout!

-If someone get tired or doesn’t want to run/workout anymore, we will have trucks shadowing the group to help transport folks to the next quadrant or home base. Medical Personnel will also be on site throughout the event.

-There will be free food and refreshments at the end thanks to the generosity of Sizzlean and our AO’s. AYE!

You should bring: A Mask, Nourishment (gels, protein bar, etc), Day-pack/Ruck-Sack, Water bottles/bladders, Gloves/Hat, Sunglasses, Lip Balm/Gold Bond/Body Glide, Clothes for the weather (Layers), Change of clothes for after event

-Lastly, and most importantly, Rick will be participating right along-side us the whole time shouting “I AM A CHAMPION!” If you don’t come, you won’t hear it.

NOTE: We will be following all State and University COVID 19 guidelines at the time of the event.

Can’t Attend the Whole Event?

Here are the approximate starting times and locations for you to “jump in” when you can:
0610: Alumni Pavilion
0630: Phillips Road
0740: North Deck
0850: Kennedy Building Courtyard
1000: Cone Deck
1110: West Deck, 1st Floor
1200: West Deck 3rd Floor

Interested in sponsoring a portion of the event?
(T-shirts, food, drinks, giveaways, etc.)
Contact Othello (Bill Romeo) or 704-968-0309

Want to make a donation to the family?

The Richard V. Pinto Memorial Trust has been established to help the Pinto Family. To contribute, you can:

1:  Send a check made out to the Richard V. Pinto Memorial Trust and mail to:
Kent Harrell, P.O. Box 27, Burgaw, NC 28425

2.  Call your bank or go online and wire funds to Bank of America
Account #237030883578     Routing #053000196

3.  Make a deposit to that account at a Bank of America branch.

By registering for this event you are acknowledging and accepting the terms of the F3Nation Disclaimer and Notice



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