TKA 5th Annual Lion Run a Success

Gina Donato (right) with 2nd & 3rd place Overall Female

The Fifth Annual TKA Lion Run 5K and Kids’ Run was a huge success with 264 die-hard runners, in ages ranging from 4 through 76, participating. The Kids’ Run included a 1-lap route around the track where the kids raced against the TKA lion mascot. The 5K race took place on TKA’s 60-acre campus and included a multi-surface, off-road course.

Awards were presented to first place overall male and female winners, John Reback (17:36.5) and Gina Donato (21:39.3). Claudia Garrell of Wellington (23:27.6) and Fred Dolan of South Dakota (19:00.3) were the first place winners in the Master’s Division.

TKA students also performed well in the race. Fifth grader, Mackenzie Weisz (22:26.3), 7 grader John Priesch (19:57.7), and Junior Payton Campbell (23:15.4) each took first place in their respective divisions. The Kids’ Fun Run was won by King’s fourth grader Mia Rodriguez.

TKA thanks Braman Honda, Whole Foods Market and all the event’s sponsors. All proceeds from this event benefit The King’s Academy’s Annual Fund and our mission to graduate Christian leaders.

The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through twelfth grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach and Hendry Counties at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach, its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Avenue, and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available online at

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