Palm Coast - The Pink Army 5K run/walk and pet-friendly One-Mile Fun Walk are set for this Sunday morning, Oct. 14. All proceeds will go to the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation to be used for screenings, education and to promote breast cancer awareness in Flagler County.
Register online at www.palmcoastgov.com/PinkArmy5K. Registration will also be available early Sunday morning, before the race.
The chip-timed Pink Army 5K will start at 7:45 a.m. at Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, and run toward Royal Palms Parkway and back. The non-timed One-Mile "Pink Out Your Pup" Fun Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a Kids Fun Run at 8:45 a.m.
Awards will be given to overall first-place male and female winners, as well as first-, second- and third-place runners in 17 age groups. Teams will also be recognized for the most enthusiasm and participation. The awards ceremony will follow the 5K race.
Entry fees and registration deadlines are as follows:
· $30 online and in-person advance regular registration - Oct. 2-13 (in-person registration 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE.)
· $35 day-of-race registration (cash or check only) - 6:30-7:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at Florida Hospital Flagler
· $10 Student rate (K -12)
· $25 One-Mile Fun Walk
T-shirts will be available while supplies last. Water stations will be available along the route, and refreshments will be served at the awards ceremony. Packet pickup will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Packet pickup will also be available on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m. at Florida Hospital Flagler.
All proceeds will go toward assisting qualified patients in our community who are in need, helping to pay for mammograms, breast ultrasounds, stereotactic breast biopsies, education and other specific diagnostic services to aid in the early detection of breast cancer.
"The Pink Army 5K has become a staple in the community and I'm so proud to be a part of it with the City and Florida Hospital Flagler," said Pink Army 5K Chairwoman Helga van Eckert. "This is an amazing community. It's through events like this that we can not only put the spotlight on the importance of prevention and early screening, but through the proceeds, ensure that there is help for those in need in our community."
The Pink Army 5K is hosted by Florida Hospital Flagler in partnership with the City of Palm Coast and the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation, and it is being presented by the Flagler/Palm Coast News-Tribune. Other partners include Flagler Schools, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office and PAL, the United Way Women United Flagler Chapter, Palm Coast & the Flagler Beaches and the Flagler County Economic Opportunity Council.
For more information, call Palm Coast Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323 or visit www.palmcoastgov.com/PinkArmy5K.