Upcoming Devil Dog 5k Benefits Local Wounded Military


Photos provided by the Evolution Fitness Foundation

The Devil Dog 5K, with proceeds that will benefit the local Wounded Warriors of South Florida charity, is less than a month away. The Sunday, Oct. 16, race starts at 7:30 a.m. at South County Regional Park, 12551 Glades Road, Boca Raton.

The cost to participate is $35.

The Evolution Fitness Foundation, which is part of Evolution Fitness Boca (9793 Glades Rd.), is putting on the family friendly event with live music, which is designed to raise awareness about the needs of wounded service members. A Lake Park, Fla.-based not-for-profit, which not affiliated with the national Wounded Warriors Project, will benefit from the race.

The Devil Dog 5K was established by a marine in partnership with the Evolution Fitness Foundation.

“Marines have been nicknamed ‘Devil Dogs’ since the Battle of Belleau Wood in 1918 when German soldiers coined the term to describe the U.S. marines who were likened to ‘Dogs from Hell’ because of their ferocious fighting in the battle,” according to Monica Prado, of the Evolution Fitness Foundation. “This nickname is still used to motivate and inspire our great marines. The Wounded Warriors of South Florida is a local praiseworthy organization that serves to honor and empower both physically and mentally wounded soldiers.”

To register for the Devil Dog 5K, go to: http://www.devildog5k.com or check out the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/devildog5krun/?fref=ts.