Running of the Gnomes 2011!!

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It's coming! The second annual Running of the Gnomes!
October 8th, 8pm CST on Scarlet Crusade-US 8pm CST/ST (That's 6pm PST/9pm EST)

The event will start in the new Gnome starting area!

Why are you guys doing this? What's going on? Gnomes?!

Back in 2009 Skakavaz and I came up with the idea to turn SeeD's of Scarlet Crusade's tabard Pink for the month of October. It was a huge hit with our guild, everyone taking to heart the idea of spreading Breast Cancer awareness. In 2010, we decided to put together a fun "little" run with some friends where we'd run from the gnome starting area to the end, and play some games and then have a party at the end, and raise some money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We turned our tabards pink, rolled our pink haired gnomes and....A LOT of gnomes showed up!!! Our "little" run turned out to be a lot of folks, who had a great time, and it was a pretty meaningful event for many people. A lot of us had a blast! We promised it would be a yearly event, and while some of us are no longer on Scarlet Crusade, Ska and I put our brains together and SeeD, House of the Valar and whole lot of us are teaming up for an amazing Gnome filled event!

How do you participate?

Easy! Roll a gnome on Scarlet Crusade, give it pink hair, give it a cheeky name or a name that means something to you (We love tasteful jokes, but please nothing vulgar.) or any name at all, and on the day of the event, Tatayana and friends will give you an invite to our "Racing Guild" (Gnomies are too low to participate in raids, so this is our work around.) Show up early, and we'll give you tabards, and people hanging out from various other servers.

Yet again we'll be racing to Booby, er, Booty Bay, and making ourselves a pink ribbon out of gnomes! We look forward to seeing familiar faces, people from last year and new people this year, to raise awareness, and to join us for this fun event! Bring your friends, bring your guild!

What's the point? How does a bunch of Gnomes and Pink Tabards do anything for Breast Cancer?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Everyone's been affected by cancer of some form. And, Breast Cancer can affect our Moms, Sisters, Girlfriends, Teachers, Best Friends, Co-Workers, it can even affect Men. Breast Cancer is something that with vigilance can be caught early, and catching it early can save a life. If one pink tabard or all of those gnomes reminds even just one person to check themselves, or go get a mammogram, we've done our job for the year.

But we're also raising money along the way, playing games, and talking to our members about screening, and encouraging them to talk to family members who have been putting off going to the doctors.

What's this about Small Change? How does the pledge system work?

SeeDlings, HoTV members, and Friends will yet again be pledging small change per gnome to donate to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Members can pick a "Small Change" amount that works well for them. They're not required to, but a good number of members did last year, and we hope they want to again this year! As you can see, even saying that for every gnome that shows up they'll donate a penny, it can add up! If you invite all of your friends and everyone agrees to do the same, and everyone donates a penny for every gnome there, we can make a big difference just by doing a small thing!

1 Penny=1 Gnome If 10 Gnomes show up You donate $0.10
1 Nickel=1 Gnome If 10 Gnomes Show up You donate $0.50
1 Dime=1 Gnome If 10 Gnomes Show up You Donate $1.00
1 Quarter=1 Gnome If 10 Gnomes Show up You Donate $2.50

Needless to say, even those of us who donated dimes last year wound up coughing up a bit of money! Some of the officers also made bets about if "X amount of people show up, I'll donate This much, and my pledge!" Never have we been so excited to turn over our piggy banks!

Or you can just donate money to the Susan G. Komen Foundation! Again, every bit helps the cause! Our Team ID Number is: 8196587

You can find our team page at on our website at
I can't go because I don't have a WoW account!/My friend wants to go but they don't play WoW!

(LOL, what are you doing on the forums?) Make a trial account! Roll a pink haired gnome! Let us know you're coming! What a great way to get your Mom/Friend/Girlfriend hooked on the game too!

I only have Hordies on Scarlet Crusade, and all of my character slots are full, or all of my characters on Scarlet Crusade aren't gnomes!

Pgymy oil turns you into a pink haired gnome! You can join us at the start of the race if you're Alliance in your "Disguise" and escort us along, or if you're Horde outside the gates of Stormwind. Horde members can also rock some fabulous pink mohawks if they're Trolls! And our alliance Night Elf Druid friends can even turn into Pink and white cats! Not to mention the outfits! Just keep in mind this is a peaceful event!

I'm a gnome on Scarlet Crusade, but I'm a high level. Do I HAVE to roll a new gnome?

You don't have to! Maybe change your hair color to...Pink! And run along with us. All of our gnomies will appreciate the escort through the scarier parts of our trip!

I want to help with the run!

Tell your friends! Post this on your guild website! Tell everyone and anyone you know! Turn your tabards pink, and tell your realm why! Or maybe you have other ideas of how you can help?

Where are you guys Running?!

Well, we drew you a handy dandy map! Well, Skakavaz did this year, I just got killed a lot in the process while testing out our route. :P You can again, see it on our website:
Reminder Post!
Proof that the WOW community DOES NOT SUCK!

You should post a text version of this notice to
Will be there with pink on for sure ....making my toon right now to participate in this run.
Imma be there. Already made a lil pink haired gnome priest, and have her outside ready to go. :)
I'm so there :) Such a cute and awesome idea!
roof that the WOW community DOES NOT SUCK!

You should post a text version of this notice to

I will go ahead and do this!
This is such an awesome idea...can't wait to see how many folks turn out for it.
And may their tiny feet trample the ground and make it so nothing will ever grow for 10,000 years.

I can't imagen that many gnomies running at once O.o
So many... Gnomes! LOOK AT DEM GNOMES!
Will be there in pink
More people need to see this. Posted this up on our Guilds info and also the message of the day. Just trying to get more folks to come.

Could we post this on our main realms forums too? Or would that be cross posting?

MORE Gnomies!!!
Gnome made and ready for action.....hope to see many more show up....I posted info about this run on my own guilds web site ...and plan to spam them in guild chat about it.....
Reporting for duty /salute
Reminder! The run will be this Saturday!

Many guilds over many servers have changed their tabard colors for the month even though their members can't make the run! What are you guys doing this month?
I lost someone close to breast cancer this year, I am sooooooooooo doing this.

EDIT: Probably not a good idea to mention someone very personal.
I'll be there and will pass the word along to my guildies :) totally awesome idea.
ill be there ... maybe... i don't know

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