Residents of Lighthouse Point have long tossed around the idea of hosting a five kilometer (5K) race and walk during Keeper Days weekend. On Feb. 10, one will finally transpire. The city’s recreation committee, along with the event’s co-chairs Kelly Donoghue and Coco Spieker, are organizing the inaugural event for the morning of the annual Keeper Days parade. The race will follow the same route as the parade.Runners and walkers will gather at Frank McDonough Park, move down Sample Road, and turn left onto Lighthouse Point Drive where they will turn around near The Pink Church to return.
“This is hopefully the start of a great new Lighthouse Point tradition,” said Donoghue, who along with Spieker, is an avid runner.
The recreation committee for the city has been involved with starting new athletic and recreational programs over the last couple years. Proceeds from the sponsorships and registrations will help fund these programs for youth and adults. Sponsors for the event include Nauti Dawg Restaurant, Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, Bonefish Mac’s, Balistreri Realty, Papa’s Raw Bar and Chem Tec Equipment.
Participants will receive commemorative t-shirts and finisher medals. Adult runners must register with a $25 fee and a $12 fee for children 12 and under. Registration is online at:
Here are the details:
Inaugural Keeper Days 5K
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 8:30am
Start/Finish: Frank McDonough Park
$25 adults/$15 children 12 & under
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