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March For Meals 5K

NO SENIOR SHOULD GO HUNGRY – SIGN UP FOR MARCH FOR MEALS 5K RUN & WALK TO BENEFIT MEALS ON WHEELS
Hundreds working together to end Senior Hunger by 2020 in Osceola County as they walk, run in the Town of Celebration on March 12th! 

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The Osceola Council on Aging “Meals on Wheels” program will participate and host the national 2016 March for Meals campaign. The March for Meals 5K event will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 and will include a 5K (3.1 mile) run and walk, a free Kid’s Run, silent auction, and more.  Plus, if you bring non-perishable food items, you will be entered into a prize drawing!

The event will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in the Town of Celebrationat Lakeside Park (631 Sycamore Street) starting at 7:00 a.m. (registration) and the run and walk begins at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $25 (before March 1ST) and $30 (March 2ND– 12th) and $35 (day of event).  To register online go to www.osceolagenerations.org.

“There are seniors right now in our community going hungry; that is why it is so imperative to have the Meals on Wheels program.  Meals on Wheels is much more than a meal a day; it also it gives us an opportunity to check in on our seniors, say hello and much more,” said Wilda Belisle, Meals on Wheels Director for  the Osceola Council on Aging. “We need our community to come out and walk and run to help our seniors who are counting on us to provide them a hot and/or cold meal. We can’t let them down.”

March for Meals is a national campaign held during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of America to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Hundreds of Senior Nutrition Programs across the United States, like Meals On Wheels, promote Osceola Council on Aging March for Meals through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.

“The Meals on Wheels network is the only national, community-based network in this country working exclusively on the isolation and hunger that so many aging Americas face,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “March for Meals is an important time for us all to stand with our local Meals on Wheels programs to fight for the independence of our seniors so that they can remain healthier and happier at home.”

 

About Osceola Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels
A service that assists the frail, elderly, and younger disabled shut-ins by providing them with hot and cold nutritious meals. The service allows them to remain in their own home environment. Our mission is to end senior hunger by 2020. With the help of the community we can make this possible! www.osceolagenerations.org

About Meals On Wheels Association of America
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the only national organization and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. The Association is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states as well as the U.S. territories.  More than 5,000 local Meals on Wheels Programs leverage a dedicated army of two million volunteers who day-in and day-out create an efficient and caring way to keep America’s seniors stay independent, healthy and able to live in their own homes. For more information or to locate a local Meals On Wheels program, visit mowaa.org.

OUC Orlando Half Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5k

One of the Southeast’s top road race events, now in its 39th year, winds through scenic Downtown Orlando and beautiful Lake Eola. You will join over 6,000 runners for this Orlando tradition and enjoy live music along the course. Discover the City Beautiful and the fun beyond the run…

www.orlandohalfmarathon.com

Date, Time & Location

Saturday, December 5, 2015
7:30 am: Half Marathon Start
7:40 am: 5k Start
Lake Eola
Orlando, FL

About the Event

One of the Southeast’s top road race events, now in its 39th year, winds through scenic Downtown Orlando and beautiful Lake Eola. You will join over 6,000 runners for this Orlando tradition and enjoy live music along the course. Discover the City Beautiful and the fun beyond the run…
Registration is limited to 4,500 entrants in the half marathon and 2,000 in the 5k. Register today!

Event Highlights

Run Orlando Merchandise

Get ready for the 2015 OUC Orlando Half Marathon! Order your Run Orlando apparel and headwear to train in style. New designs and colors available for immediate purchase.

Post Race Party

  • Registered participants (over age 21) receive two Michelob Ultra drink vouchers.

  • Florida Dairy Farmers will serve up ice cold chocolate milk while supplies last along with post race towel.
  • Get “ICED by Florida Hospital” in the Cool Zone.
  • Refreshments from Publix, where shopping is a Pleasure.

Event Photography

Be sure to wear your bib number on the front using all four pins so that it’s visible to photographers! Visit www.bbactionphoto.com to view race day photos. Participants will be notified by email when photos are ready for viewing!


Restrictions

For safety reasons, bicycles, roller skates, inline skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race. The use of headphones is discouraged.

Walker Friendly Events

Keeping Central Florida Fit is our mission. Walkers are encouraged to participate in all Track Shack races. Municipalities require that road ways are clear of participants and opened as soon as the race is complete. That is why a maximum pace of 15 minutes per mile is set. If the pace isn’t maintained, race officials will ask you to move to the sidewalk to re-open the roadways.

Stroller Restrictions

Participants with baby joggers or strollers must start behind designated stroller signage and are REQUIRED to walk/jog no faster than 15 minute per mile in the 5k ONLY; stroller/jogger operators may not weave through packs of runners, and must always yield the right of way to other runners. Failure to comply will result in deletion from official race results and disqualification from participating with a stroller in future events.

Run Nona 5k, 15k & 20k Challenge

It’s a Block Party.

You’re at Lake Nona, you’re being active, so why not celebrate? The race will end at the entrance of a block party filled with delicious food and fabulous music.

If you aren’t running this year, but want to cheer on a loved one, we welcome you to join in the fun! The Nemours Kid’s run and Kid’s zone will occupy your littlest runners with activities geared specifically to engage them in a night of activity.

Event Highlights

• Tech Shirt
• 15k Finisher’s Medal
• 20k Chocolate Milk Challenge Medal
• Nemours Kids’ Run
• Block Party with 4Rivers and Sam Adams
• $15,000 Prize Money for overall finishers
• Chip Timed

Date, Time & Location

Saturday, November 21, 2015
2:00 pm: Registration and Nemours Kids’ Zone Open
2:45 pm: Nemours Kids’ Run
3:15 pm: 5k (3.1 miles)
4:00 pm: 5k awards
4:30 pm: 15k (9.3 miles)
6:45 pm: 15k awards

Lake Nona Town Center
Tavistock Lakes Blvd. & Lake Nona Blvd. Intersection

About this Race

It’s a Block Party.

You’re at Lake Nona, you’re being active, so why not celebrate? The race will end at the entrance of a block party filled with delicious food and fabulous music.
If you aren’t running this year, but want to cheer on a loved one, we welcome you to join in the fun! The Nemours Kid’s run and Kid’s zone will occupy your littlest runners with activities geared specifically to engage them in a night of activity.

Event Highlights

• Tech Shirt
• 15k Finisher’s Medal
• 20k Chocolate Milk Challenge Medal
• Nemours Kids’ Run
• Block Party with 4Rivers and Sam Adams
• $15,000 Prize Money for overall finishers
• Chip Timed

Safety is our first priority!

Stroller/jogger operators start behind designated stroller signage in the 5k onlyView all restrictions >>

Walker Friendly Events

Keeping Central Florida Fit is our mission. Walkers are encouraged to participate in all Track Shack races. Municipalities require that road ways are clear of participants and opened as soon as the race is complete.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Orlando

Join our Managing Editor, Jen Vargas, the American Cancer Society and a few thousand new friends as we walk through Downtown Orlando on Halloween morning! Register your team, your company or to volunteer your time/talents at www.orlandostrides.com!

Why do you walk? Maybe you walk in honor of a breast cancer survivor – the memory of their journey still fresh in your mind. Maybe you lost a loved one to breast cancer and you are walking in their memory. Maybe the memories of your own breast cancer experience motivate your efforts. Or maybe you walk to make sure no one ever has to hear the words “you have breast cancer.”

Whatever your motivation, when you join our family of supporters, you help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against breast cancer. Because of the dollars you raise and the steps you take, the American Cancer Society is able to help those touched by breast cancer in every community today and work to find cures to end the disease tomorrow.

Date: October 31, 2015
Event Time: 7 a.m. registration,  9 a.m. walk
Walk Length: 5K (3.1 miles)
Location: Lake Eola Park
Contact Us: Christy Clelland, Christy.Clelland@cancer.org
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U Can Finish 5 Miler & 2 Mile Presented by Florida Hospital

Join us at the beautiful University of Central Florida campus for a morning of fun, fitness and action. Runners, walkers, alumni and students- the 3rd race of the Track Shack Running Series captures it all. The race entry includes a UCF Football Game ticket.

Date, Time & Location

Sunday, October 18, 2015
7:30 am: 2 Mile
8:00 am: 5 Miler
8:40 am: 2 Mile Awards Ceremony
9:15 am: 5 Miler Awards Ceremony
9:30 am: Healthy Kids’ Run

Brighthouse Stadium
4465 Knights Victory Way
Orlando, FL 32816

About this Race

Join us at the beautiful University of Central Florida campus for a morning of fun, fitness and action. Runners, walkers, alumni and students- the 3rd race of the Track Shack Running Series captures it all. The race entry includes a UCF Football Game ticket. GO Black and Gold!

Event Highlights

• Let the pros at Florida Hospital treat you like a pro
• Run through the Bright House Stadium!
• UCF football game ticket
• 5 Miler Finisher’s Medal
• Distance Dare
• FREE Florida Hospital for Children Kids’ Run
• Chip Timed


Safety is our first priority!

Bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race course. The use of headphones is discouraged.

Walker Friendly Events

Keeping Central Florida Fit is our mission. Walkers are encouraged to participate in all Track Shack races. Municipalities require that road ways are clear of participants and opened as soon as the race is complete. That is why a maximum pace of 16 minutes per mile is set. If the pace isn’t maintained, race officials will ask you to move to the sidewalk to re-open the roadways.

Stroller Restrictions

• Stroller/jogger operators start behind designated stroller signage in the 2 mile ONLY.
• Stroller/jogger operators may walk/jog no faster than 15 minute per mile, a safe operating speed. If your speed goes faster than 15 minutes per mile pace, you may be disqualified.
• Stroller/jogger operators must yield the right of way to runners. Stroller/Joggers can tip easily and cannot turn quickly. Please do not weave through packs of runners.

Rock n’ Run 5k Presented by Florida Hospital

Rock n’ roll reigns supreme at the 2nd race of the Track Shack Running Series! The Rock n’ Run 5k features the high energy, live music runners and walkers love.

Bands will battle it out along course for best band with post-race entertainment and beer refreshment.

Free kids run.

Track Shack’s Celebration of Running 5k Presented by Florida Hospital

Track Shack’s 23rd Annual Celebration of Running 5k kicks off the Florida running season, the anniversary of Track Shack Running Series and the Store. The Series and the Store have been around for 38 years!

5k participants receive a gender specific tech tee, discount to the Orlando Science Center and more. 5k finishers receive a medal.

Free kids run

Community Based Care of Central Florida 5k Stroller Derby

Babies, start your engines!

On Nov. 1, Community Based Care of Central Florida (CBCCFL) — the nonprofit organization that oversees foster care and adoption in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties — will host its first 5k/Stroller Derby event at Harbor Park in Baldwin Park.

Moms and dads with their families are invited to participate in the event that will feature a 5k stroller walk, games and activities including a cutest baby outfit and best decorated stroller contest. You can use any sort of stroller, and there’s no limit to amount of tots – so pack your best double stroller and come on down.

Nancy Alvarez, an anchor for WFTV Channel 9, will serve as honorary chair for the event. All proceeds directly support the children and families of Community Based Care of Central Florida.

WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Registration: 8 a.m.
Event: 8:30-12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Harbor Park at Baldwin Park
4990 New Broad Street
Orlando, FL 32814

COST: $25 per family in advance
$30 per family day of event

TO REGISTER: Visit www.cbccfl.org

CONTACT:

Debbie Leon, Development Director, Community Based Care Of Central Florida
Debbie.leon@cbccfl.org
(321) 441-2322

FITTPALOOZA5K™ Central Florida Family Run/Walk

The inaugural FITTPALOOZA5K™, a run and fitness challenge with up to 12 Fitt Zones along the route for the entire family!

FITTPALOOZA5K

This event doesn’t include running through mud, climbing trees or swimming in lakes, but rather the family fun event is designated for people who want to experience the outdoors with a fitness challenge.  The fitness challenge is powered by FitDeck® (www.fitdeck.com), as seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, to provide participants with fitness challenges using the FitDeck® Bodyweight exercise playing cards, such as jumping jacks, push-ups, squats and a lot more at the FITT ZONES™.

The FITTPALOOZA5K™ after-party will showcase different types of group exercises such as ZUMBA, kickboxing, Boxing Classes, and line dancing for participants and spectators

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 8:00 a.m.  Starts First Wave (Each Wave-every 20 minutes until 12 noon10:15 a.m. & 11:15 p.m. – JR Races (under 12 years)

WHERE:        Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744

COST:           Early Bird Special (Register by August 15th) – $40 per person

$45 per person (includes – FITTPALOOZA 5K t-shirt, drawstring bag and medal) $20 – JR Race (under 12 years)

Register today at www.fittpalooza5k.com
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Beneficiary:   The purpose of The YMCA of Central Florida- Osceola and Oviedo YMCA is to improve lives of all in Central Florida by connecting individuals, families and communities with opportunities based on Christian values that strengthen Spirit, Mind and Body. www.ymcacentralflorida.com