View Full Version : Contest Announcment Inaugural Run for the Ribs BBQ May 5-7, 2011

11-30-2010, 03:42 PM
Hello everyone, as some of you know we have been approached by some great investors and charities to have a BBQ event in Louisville. We will be holding it on May 5 - 7, 2011 in Louisville which just happens to be the same time as the Kentucky Derby. We have room for 50 teams and so far we have 20 teams in.

As well on Thursday May 5th in the evening we are hosting an invitational Rib only event with some of the top names in BBQ. (We will announce who it will be very soon).

I almost forgot to mention we have $25,000 in cash for the KCBS contest with cash in the categories down to 10th place.

We will have 30amp and 50amp electric and water.

Please check out the website (www.RunForTheRibs.com (http://www.RunForTheRibs.com)) for more info, it also has all of my contact information as well.

I would really like to see some Brethren there.

11-30-2010, 03:57 PM
Good luck Kevin! I hope to make it!

Red Valley BBQ
11-30-2010, 05:48 PM
I'd like to make it, but the $350 entry fee is a little out of our price range. Maybe if you need some judges, we can make the trip.

11-30-2010, 05:55 PM
I'm in!

Rich Parker
11-30-2010, 06:47 PM
I am planning on it.

Is that correct that the entry fee is tax deductible because it is going to the Kentucky Harvest?

Dale P
11-30-2010, 06:52 PM
We are in.

11-30-2010, 08:04 PM
We're seriously considering it. Do you have any information on how the pay-out are going to distributed?

11-30-2010, 08:08 PM
Fowl Butt is in.

11-30-2010, 08:52 PM
Hey Kevin, how does the larger space work? I need 40'. So would the extra $50 spots be 20x 45'?

Thanks Kevin!

11-30-2010, 09:08 PM
Would love to, but my boss picked this as our national sales meeting week......

12-01-2010, 07:15 AM
RSS is planning on it...

12-01-2010, 09:38 AM
Yeah, what Mike said, will have to start working on the fancy hat now & I wonder if you can change a margarita machine into a mint julep machine???


12-01-2010, 10:09 AM
I will try to hit all of the questions with one post,

Scottie, for you the space would be $400, the spot is technically 20 x 30 but I can have slightly larger sites for a few and they are first come first serve, so far I have 6 folks needing them and I think I can do about 10, we need to update the CAD drawings to see how it works

Tax deductable, the charity says yes as long as you make the check out to them and they are 501(c)3 so it should be tax deductible, in what tax year you deduct it is up to you

Pay out, we have a press conference next month (so I am told) when I can release that info but as a teaser my GC walks with about $1000 more than most first year contests have in their entire purse.

Can you all do me a huge favour? if you need something please send me an email to KevinG@RunForTheRibs.com ? I travel a lot for wok and that is easier for me to work with than post updates.

thanks and I would love to see you guys in Louisville in May

12-01-2010, 10:16 AM
Thanks Kevin. That sounds good. Count me in. I won't be able to pay until 2011... Calendar year thingy for me... Speaking of.. Will we have any access to off track betting? I need to get my Derby picks in as well...

I am not giving any legal advice. but if someone makes a check to the 501c(3), you can't get anything in return, ie a entry to a BBQ contest. I wanted to do that with my BBQ class, but my counsel told me that the students would be getting something in return, so that is why I set the value of me and Mike so low... :becky: Even though all the money was going to the foundation, the IRS wants to know a value in return.

So to make it short, I would encourage anyone to talk to your accountant to tax attorney. I am not giving out any advice... Whether that be legal or tax... (Phew, I hope I covered my a$$ with that one!!!) :pray:

12-01-2010, 10:44 AM
Thanks Scottie for the non advice but opinion (that covers both of us)

One thing of note that is being requested of competitors is that we would really like to have left over meat donated to the Wayside Christian Mission - where the event is to be distributed to the homeless. If you have a use for it great but if like a lot of my contest meat it is just going into cold storage to maybe someday see the light of day then the less fortunate would be a great place to get rid of it. And for that you are not getting anything in return...

As for OTB, there are some I will have to check in the downtown area, I am considering having a viewing party as well since the Derby runs at a bout 6:30 local time so awards are done and everyone will be just ready to relax.

12-01-2010, 10:50 AM
I would like a viewing party!!! I'll have some action on the race. I'm on a one year roll! :rolleyes:

12-01-2010, 11:06 AM
We will most likely do it or partner with a restaurant downtown (walking distance) to make it happen

Smoky River BBQ
12-02-2010, 10:24 AM
I have the entry form printed...now just need to find the funds. :crazy:

Dale P
12-04-2010, 06:57 AM
Can we set up and stay Thursday night?

12-05-2010, 08:11 PM
Dale, Thursday night is not a problem.

12-15-2010, 01:32 PM
Just to let everyone know we are down to 10 big spots open and 11 small spots.

12-15-2010, 02:07 PM
Just to let everyone know we are down to 10 big spots open and 11 small spots.

sweet. :thumb:

12-20-2010, 03:30 PM
Brutus and Company will be there :)
Wow.. Filling up early.

12-21-2010, 07:37 AM
We mailed ours out Friday...this will be fun!!!:-P

12-21-2010, 08:10 PM
Eat mor butt bbq will be there, we will send ours in after 1st of year, due to money management

01-22-2011, 05:30 PM
It's all over folks, we got 50 teams, and 100% CBJ's. see you all in May

Dale P
01-22-2011, 08:05 PM
Cant wait. im gonna teach Scottie how to make Mint Julips, @ 5 am Saturday morning for FREE!.

01-22-2011, 10:47 PM
Cool Dale. I'll introduce you to Mai Tai's in Friday night. The mint Julio's will go nicely in a hung over state.

Dale P
01-23-2011, 06:04 AM
Scottie, sounds like a plan. :thumb:

This contest is turning out to be huge. I cant believe how many heavy hitters are entered especially for a first year comp.

About the weather. It could be 80 degrees, it could be 40. Kentucky. If you dont like our weather stick around, it changes fast.

01-23-2011, 08:30 AM
We're (Bourbon Barrel BBQ) in, and very excited to be doing a comp in our own backyard!

03-10-2011, 10:34 AM
Just wanted to give everyone heads up we have had a couple of cancellations so we have a few spots open, if you missed getting in before please head over to the website and fill out the form and send it to me. My email and contact info is on there. I am posting this to the Brethren community first to give all of you a chance before we put anything up on the site.