Race For Hope at FAU Nears, AVDA Helps Domestic Abuse Victims In PB County


BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) (www.avdaonline.org) will hold its 18th Annual Race for Hope on Sunday, October 15th from 7:30 -9:00 a.m.at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The race, which includes a USATF certified 5K and 10K, is expected to draw over 1,000 runners, walkers, spectators, and volunteers.
Now in its 18th year, AVDA’s Race for Hope challenges local businesses, schools, and organizations to form teams. Race participants can set up fundraising pages for themselves or for a team, and those who raise the most money are presented with awards.  AVDA is also accepting “No Sweat” donations from individuals who wish to donate or fundraise from the comfort of their homes.
Festivities will include music and prizes. For the first time ever, Harvest Seasonal Wine and Grill, will be providing attendees with a healthy, delicious breakfast to enjoy before, during, and after the race!
Alex Price, Director, Government Affairs & Community Investment – Florida Region of Comcast will serve as the official Master of Ceremonies for the event.
“AVDA provides people in domestic violence situations a safe place to go,” said Scott Miller, Race for Hope Sponsor.
“Hometown Hero” awards—will once again be given to the fastest male and female police officer and fastest male and female firefighter in the 5k run. All police officers and firefighters on active duty in Palm Beach County are eligible to compete to be a “Hometown Hero.” Registration fees are waived for police officers and firefighters on active duty in Palm Beach County registered as a Hometown Hero.
AVDA will also be giving out “Purple Party Awards” to attendees who bring their PURPLE spirit by wearing purple shoes, socks, tutus, shorts, t-shirts, glitter, and more!
Online registration in going on now. Please visit www.runsignup.com and enter AVDA’s Race for Hope to register. Race Day registration begins at 6:30 am, immediately followed by the 5K and 10K at 7:30 am and Kid’s Dash at 8:30 am. Registration prices range from $10-$30 per person and increase to $10-$35 on Race Day. Race for Hope T-Shirts will be given to the first 500 registrants only.
Sponsors currently include, 4Girls Foundation, Marshalls, The Vegso Family Foundation, Delray Honda, The Ahrendts Family, Spodak Dental Group, Grau and Associates, Delray Beach Elks Lodge, AMWins, Miller Physical Therapy, Beverly Cordner, , Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar, and Daughters of Penelope. Media Sponsors include Comcast, and South Florida Running Forum.
Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $250. For more information visit www.avdaonline.org or call 561-265-3797.
Proceeds from the Race for Hope benefit AVDA’s 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, and Casa Vegso Transitional Housing facility, as well as the outreach, educational, and prevention programs offered by AVDA throughout Palm Beach County.

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