Sunday, November 1, 2015
Destini Waters, Key Largo Bridge Run
On November 14, 2015, runners from all over the world will come to Key Largo for the 7th annual Key Largo Bridge Run.
This community event is so much fun, and we would like you to come and experience the energy it generates! It is so much more than a race! The event begins early in the morning as the sun is rising over the bridge. You smell pancakes in the air that are being cooked and served. Key Largo Baptist Church’s forty-member choir starts the race by singing the National Anthem. Lively music plays during the race. Different organizations volunteer to attend the water stations and work hard at making them fun and entertaining. The volunteers dress like pirates or super heroes, and cheer on the runners! Whether you are a serious 5K, 10K or half-marathon runner – or just the casual runner/walker - everyone has a great time!
This race originated in 2009 at Key Largo Baptist Church with two ladies who were passionate runners, and who had a desire to serve through their area of giftedness. The new bridge had just been built and their vision was to create a run for the Upper Keys that would bring our community together and raise monies for non-profit organizations in the Keys. They organized this run with excellence for the first five years. In 2014, I had the privilege of joining the Bridge Run Team. Each year we try to improve upon the great foundation this run was given.
As a nonprofit race, it is exciting to see the KLS students play on the playground equipment the race helped to provide. Over the years the run has made donations to various organizations including: the Autism Society of the Keys, Key Largo School, Florida Keys Down Syndrome Educational Trust and Wounded Warriors. It has also given thousands of dollars in scholarships for graduating Seniors.
Although Key Largo Baptist Church is the main sponsor and organizer, we encourage our community to be involved with everything from sponsoring the race, to cooking, to volunteering, to lacing up and running! Partnering with the Key Largo Bridge Run is to partner directly with the charities to which we donate.
We have our volunteers for this year’s race in place. If you would like to partner with us through sponsorship, or by being a vendor, spaces are still available. Call me at Key Largo Baptist Church, (305) 451-1642. Come, run the bridge!”
For more information about The Key Largo Bridge Run, or to register, go to the website: www.keylargobridgerun.com
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