The non-profit organization FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) is presenting its 12th Annual Fun Run, this year sponsored by Target. More than 2,000 runners/walkers of all ages are expected to enjoy a 5K/10K run or paddle boarding, natural juice bar, free kids’ activities at the Fun Run Kids’ Zone, vendor tables/health fair, silent auction/raffle and much more. Participants can register individually or create a team with friends and co-workers. Proceeds will help end childhood obesity in the local community through health and wellness programs.
Julie Guy and Evelyn Curry, hosts of the LITE 101.5 FM morning show, will return as co-hosts at the event. The Miami HEAT Dancers will perform as part of a flash mob.
Sponsorships at the $750 to $5,000 levels are available. Some trade opportunities at the $350–$1,000 level are available. School sponsorships are available at the $1,500 level that include training for students to complete the Fun Run. In addition, anyone can donate a raffle item, create a fundraising team, make a donation or sponsor a child.
Last year, more than $14,000 was raised at the event with the support of local communities that shared a common goal to better the lives of today’s youth through health and wellness.
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
Registration: 6–7:45 a.m.
Event: 7:30–10:30 a.m.
North Beach Park
The race provides a great opportunity for individuals, companies or community programs to become part of the solution in ending childhood obesity.
Children – $15
Adults 18+ – $35; Race Day – $45
Paddle Boarding – $45; Paddle Boarding Race Day – $50
Participants interested in joining the FLIPANY $20 for 20 Program, by donating $20 a month to ensure a child has a nutritious meal afterschool for a month, will get free registration to the Fun Run plus the following.
- Upgraded FLIPANY Tee shirt
- Entry to the Happy Hour Packet pickup at Margaritaville on Jan 18, 2018 at “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere”
To register and learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.FLIPANYFUNRUN.org For more information about the event and/or sponsorships, donations and more, contact Angie Rodriguez at [email protected] or 954-636-2388.
Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. Childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern among parents in the U.S., topping drug abuse and smoking (American Heart Association).
FLIPANY implements programs that focus on improving the health and wellness of overweight/obese children and their families, and preventing heart disease and diabetes in these children as they become adults. Its programs use evidence-based curriculums to teach essential skills for lifestyle changes. Its programs include childhood weight management intervention, nutrition education, dietary counseling, promotion of physical activity, structured exercise and family behavioral modification. FLIPANY gives parents and children a positive, safe approach to a healthier lifestyle, regardless of where they live or income level.
FLIPANY’s (Florida Introduces Physical Activity & Nutrition to Youth) mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. FLIPANY serves youth and families, including seniors, through collaborations with community centers, parks, and other social services agencies. For more information, visit www.FLIPANY.org.