Halifax Health - Hospice to Host 16th Annual 5K Run & Walk with Presenting Sponsor Dale’s Shoes

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (August 21, 2017) – Halifax Health - Hospice will host the 16th Annual 5K Run & Walk – Celebrating the Spirit of Caregiving on Saturday, September 9 at the Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater, 2001 City Center Circle in Port Orange beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Proceeds from the race will benefit the Halifax Health - Hospice Family Caregiver Program. The event’s presenting sponsor is Dale’s Shoes. 

“We are delighted to have Dale’s Shoes return as our presenting sponsor.  With their commitment to hospice and their expertise in footwear, including athletic shoes, they are a natural fit for this event,” says Mary Jo Allen, executive director for Halifax Health - Hospice. 

Race day activities include the 5K Run & Walk which begins at 8:00 a.m., a Veterans Community Pinning and non-competitive 1/8-Mile Kiddie Dash at 8:45 a.m. for children 10 years of age and younger.  The 5K Run & Walk is part of the Live Your Life Well Race Series and the Daytona Running Series and will be professionally chip timed. 

All participants are encouraged to register early.  To register online, or to print a mail-in application, go to halifaxhealth.org/hospice/5k.  Online registration ends on September 7 at noon.  Pre-registration and packet pick-up will take place at the Halifax Health - Hospice Port Orange Care Center, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, on September 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Race day begins with registration at 6:30 am. 

Early registration fees for the 5K Run & Walk are $25 for adults and $15 for youth 18 years of age and younger through August 26.  Registration fees increase between August 27 through September 7 (12 p.m.) to $30 for adults and $20 for youth.  Registration on September 8 and on the day of the event is $35 for adults and $25 for youth.  Registration for the 1/8-Mile Kiddie Dash is $5 regardless of registration date. 

Those who register early will receive t-shirts and goodie bags, while supplies last.  Shirts and bags are not guaranteed to participants who register on race day.  Post-race refreshments will be served.

For more information, email priscilla.chanfrau@halifax.org or call 386.425.8798.

Platinum sponsors include: Jim and Sharon France and 103.3 The VIBE.  Gold sponsors include: Daytona Checkered Flag Committee, R&R Industries and CWC Windows.  Silver sponsors include BJ’s Restaurant/Brewhouse, Houligan’s A Spirited Sports Grille, Mellow Mushroom and Banker’s Life.  The Kiddie Dash is sponsored by Hospital at Home Florida.

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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