DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (August 15, 2018) – Halifax Health - Hospice will host the 17th Annual 5K Run & Walk – Celebrating the Spirit of Caregiving on Saturday, September 8 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.
Race day activities include the 5K Run & Walk which begins at 8:00 a.m., a Kiddie Fitness Zone at 8:15 a.m. for children 10 years of age and younger, and a Veterans Community Pinning after the race. The 5K Run & Walk is part of the Live Your Life Well and Daytona Running Series and will be professionally timed.
“Each year we look for new ways to expand upon this community fundraiser and this year we have added free registration for children under the age of 12 with a paying adult. We are also adding a Kiddie Fitness Zone and new sponsors,” says Mary Jo Allen, executive director for Halifax Health - Hospice. “We look forward to new families joining the event and exceeding our participation goal!”
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 8. Pre-registration and packet pick-up will take place at the Halifax Health - Hospice Port Orange Care Center, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, on September 9 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Race day begins with registration at 6:30 a.m.
Early registration fees for the 5K Run & Walk are $30 through August 24. Registration fees increase August 25 through September 8 to $35. Registration on the day of the event is $40. This year, children 12 and under receive a free registration with a paid adult registration, limit one per adult.
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 and snacks will be served.
For more information, email Emily.Smith@halifax.org or call 386.425.4747.
Platinum sponsors include: Jim and Sharon France, 103.3 The Vibe, Radiology Associates Imaging, Chanfrau & Chanfrau - Attorneys and Counselors at Law and Florida Health Care Plans.
Gold sponsors include: Brown & Brown of Florida, Daytona Checkered Flag Committee, Meghaphone Marketing LLC, R & R Industries, Halifax Health, and C.W.C Windows & Doors, Inc.
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, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, 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.