‘Run 4 the Future’ To Benefit Take Stock In Children
By Space Coast Daily // November 28, 2014
family-fun 5k walk/run SET FOR DEC. 6
State Attorney Phil Archer To Serve As Race Marshall
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Run 4 the Future, ,” a family-fun 5k walk/run is set for Dec. 6 and will benefit the Take Stock in Children Program, a drop-out prevention, mentoring and scholarship program for deserving students in Brevard Public Schools.
State Attorney Phil Archer, a board member of Take Stock in Children, will serve as the Race Marshall. He said that all the proceeds from the race go towards the scholarships.
The run starts at 4 p.m. at Wickham Park’s Main Pavilion on the Eastern Florida State College, Melbourne Campus. The $25 early registration fee earns runners and walkers a T-shirt, BBQ dinner, and prizes for placing in specific divisions.
While medals, prizes and bragging rights come with the most fleet-footed participants, entire families are encouraged to participate, Archer said, adding that last year they even had baby strollers in the race.
And, the race conveniently will conclude in time for those who desire to attend the nearby Wickham Park “Space Coast Lightfest.”
“Students selected for this program sign contracts requiring good grades, good behavior, community service, and mentoring throughout their school time. Help with the cost of college and positive role modeling means an important return for our community—model citizens,” Archer said.
Early Registration ends Dec.5. You may register on-line HERE or by mailing a completed registration form to the program’s foundation office (the address is on the registration form).
On Dec 5, you may register from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Running Zone, 3696 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. Running Zone is managing the race. Or, you may pay $30 per entry the day of the race at 4 p.m. at the park.
Cash prizes are also being awarded to the Brevard public school with the most participants in the race.
“But best of all, guess who is going to start the race? Santa Claus,” said Archer. “Here is your opportunity to prove in person that you have been good all year. See you there!”