What's Your Reason?
What an INCREDIBLE 15th Annual Reason to Run 5K last Saturday, October 29th. We had over 550 registrations, 12 booths and raised almost $52,000. The weather cooperated (albeit the 5 minute rain shower) and everyone was in good spirits. Village of Palmetto Bay Mayor, Karyn Cunningham, stopped by to offer congratulations to the crowd for raising awareness and support for childhood cancer and provided a proclamation congratulation Sofia's Hope and Reason to Run for years of service to the childhood cancer community.
In addition to the Saturday event, we gave racers the option to join virtually and almost 60 did! This hybrid event is by far the best race to date, and it could not have been possible without a number of individuals including our event co-chairs, Jorge and Linda Martinez. To mark their 15 years of service to the childhood cancer community, we unveiled The Martinez Family Warriors Circle.
What is that? Well, Jorge and Linda created Reason to Run in honor of their nephew, Mick. He is their principal “reason to run”, and they have always wanted to have an event with many families, all running under the same banner. Now, in their name, we have the opportunity to do just that — in 2023, Sofia’s Hope will waive ALL registration fees for warrior families to participate. This warrior circle will bring the Martinez’ vision to life and provide another way we can all stand together celebrating our reasons to run!
Please see below as we spotlight and recognize all of our Reason to Run sponsors. Thanks to each and every one of you. And to our committee, and the many volunteers that make this event happen, we are grateful for your time and talents. Finally, a nod of THANKS to our participants (both virtual and in-person)—you literally make the event run!
Gold Sneaker Sponsors:
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