South Florida Events

Inaugural Teal 5K Run / Fun Walk™, September 24th, 2016, Florida

Written by Staff Writer

Let’s mark our calendars and rally together for South Florida’s first-ever TEAL 5K RUN/ FUN WALK™ for gynecologic cancer fighters and survivors of South Florida on September 24th, 2016 at C. B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend so invite your family, co-workers and friends to run, jog, stroll, and walk through certifiably beautiful, tree-lined race course on the exclusive grounds of C.B. Smith Park. Baby strollers, leashed dogs and wheelchairs welcome.

“Teal 5K Run / Fun Walk™ is the Kindah Foundation’s first 5K annual event, and the first 5K dedicated to Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancer Survivors to be held in South Florida and will deliver an empowering morning to raise awareness and vital funds for education, programs, cancer research and the Teal Teen Project™” – Bridgett Parris, Executive Director of the Kindah Foundation Inc.

The event will feature a public health fair, free family fun day and post-race celebration that includes award presentation, prizes for the top runners, raffle giveaways, silent auction, refreshment, DJ’s, activities (dominoes game, face painting, bounce house, rock climbing, card games & etc.), health booth, wellness booth, yoga, local vendors and more. Registration or check-in will begin at 7:00 am. The event will kick off with an inspirational ceremony opening at 7:30am, representing gynecologic cancers fighters and survivors of South Florida. The 5K run/ fun walk will follow at 8:00 am, and a spirited celebration will take place post-race held in honor of the gynecologic cancer survivors of South Florida. Awards will be presented to both the female and male overall winners as well as the age category winners. Participants under the age of 13 will receive participation recognition. All participants will receive a finisher medal, race T-shirt and goodie bag.

Registration is available online at www.kindahfoundation.org. The pre-race day entrance 5K Run/Walk fee is $25 per adult, $15 for students and $35 per adult on race day. All participants under 10 years old run/walk for FREE. Early race packet pick-up can be done in-person at five convenient Runner’s Depot locations. For early pick-up location and time visit race website for detail.

All registered participants are encouraged to:

  • Create a personalized fundraising page and share it with their friends and family
  • Form a team, bringing together friends and family members to challenge themselves to complete the course and to raise additional funds toward Teal 5K Run/Fun Walk’ cancer.

A portion of the entry fee is deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent allowed by law. All proceeds from the event will go to support the Kindah Foundation life-changing awareness programs, Teal Teen Project™, cancer research, SCOS Group, and the mission to ensure that no woman faces cancer alone.

Kindah Foundation would like to thank this year’s sponsors and partners for their support in this year’s race: Memorial Healthcare System (presenting Sponsor), Broward Health, Florida Department of Health Broward, Whole Foods, Harmless Harvest, and Costco.

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