It amazes me that at a time when obesity has taken over the headlines, there are still millions of children without food. Have you heard about programs like the “after school backpack” that provides kids with a backpack full of food to take home for the weekend because kids were not eating from Friday lunch to Monday lunch. The good news is we as runners have a great chance to participate in an event to help stop this!!
This time of year it is easy to be generous, but kids need our help every day of the year. That is why I am really excited about this 5K run/walk on Ocean Drive sponsored by Live Ultimate…the main thrust of this event is CHARITY…and yet the amenities are some of the best I have ever seen for a 5K!
The directors want this to be an event that you do every year because you love it. Hence all proceeds go to charity and they have scored some great stuff to entice you to come back and make this the Ultimate 5K! I have meet this team and they truly are passionate about health and helping. Right now it is only in Miami, but fear not my Cali friends they are looking to do one in LA next year.
All right let’s talk amazing FEATURES:
Running on Ocean Drive - Fast course for those racing
Gourmet breakfast from Whole Foods after the race
Lots of course photographers (seriously I could finally get a good photo!! and not pay a bazillion $)
Raffle for prizes and silent auction with amazing prizes to help raise more for charity
Great soft ultra-premium men and women specific race shirt (as in one you’ll actually want to wear!)
Equinox warm up and cool down (including massage tables!)
Finishes at Nikki Beach Club (totally cool place for those who haven’t been there!)
Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders at the start/finish -that’s right sending you off like a pro
Family friendly event, bring the whole gang! Some can run, some can walk, all can stand up against childhood hunger.
Here are some of my run clubbin’ friends after last year’s race (previously called Ocean Drive 5K).
Don’t want to wait around for a giveaway then get registered today on Active.com >>click here<<. You save $5 by registering in advance, so don’t dilly dally friends. The price is only $30 for adults for all that amazing stuff!! Less for students and seniors…that’s what great sponsors will do!
February 11, 2012
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