It’s almost time for one of my favorite local running events: the Boca Raton Road Runners’ 38th Annual Memorial Day Family Affair 5K Run/Walk, Youth Mile and Little People Races.
One of the reasons I like this race so much is that the first 200 people to cross the 5K finish line get a free pie! It’s a reasonably shaded course at a hot time of year. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 400 who register, and the kids’ races are cute and easy to watch. After the races, there will be food, water, music and a bounce house.
Start time is 7:30 a.m., Monday, May 25, at 900 Broken Sound Blvd, Boca Raton. The youth mile starts at 8:30 and the little people races at 9 a.m. All kids get finishers’ medals.
The entry fee for adults doing the 5K run/walk is $35 each person. (Note: there’s a $3 processing fee for signing up online). Registration for the youth mile is $5 and for the little people – it’s $1 each child.
There’s still time to register online or in person at the Runner’s Edge store in Boca Raton (3195 N. Federal Highway, 561/361-1950) or at Running Wild in Fort Lauderdale (2563 E Sunrise Blvd., 954/565-9400).
If you don’t want to run, there’s always the need for volunteers. You can sign up online for what you’d like to do on race day.
For more information, including a course map, visitmemorialdayfamilyaffair.com.
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Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has had the luxury of reporting on health, fitness and other hot topics for more than 23 years. The longtime Boca Raton resident, University of Florida graduate and fitness buff writes for local, regional and national publications and websites. Find out more on wordscomealive.com.