The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl – The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale will host its 16th Annual Riverwalk Run at Huizenga Plaza, located at Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The 5K Run/Walk and 5 Mile Run begin at 7 a.m. with the Kids’ Fun Run beginning at 8:15 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Junior League of Greater Fort La​​​​​​​​uderdale and their community projects.

The 16th Annual Riverwalk Run will lead runners and walkers on a 5K and 5-mile course through the heart of Rio Vista. The route starts at Huizenga Plaza on Las Olas Boulevard, runs along the bank of the New River, wanders through the tree-lined neighborhood streets of Rio Vista, cuts through Smoker Park with views of the New River and the historic Stranahan House and finishes on the signature brick path of the Riverwalk. The event will also feature a 40 yard dash Kids’ Fun Run, lined with parents and volunteers to guide kids along the course. Post-race festivities include a hearty brunch and activities for the kids.

The cost of the event is $35 in advance for the 5K/5-mile and $45 on the day of the race. The Kids’ Fun Run is $10 in advance and $20 on race day. Runners can register at www.riverwalkrun.com

This year's events will officially kick off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016, with the Pre-Race Party at Shooters Waterfront, Fort Lauderdale’s premier waterfront restaurant. Spend the night shopping one-of-a-kind silent auction items, enjoying passed hors d'oeuvres and sipping on specialty cocktails, all while dressed in your nautical attire and raising money for a great cause. Tickets for the Race Party are $45 in advance or can be purchased at the door that night for $55, if available. New this year, event attendees have the option to purchase a $60 VIP ticket, which includes an exclusive yacht experience and a VIP swag bag. Tickets can be purchased online at www.riverwalkrunparty.com.  

The generous supporters of the Riverwalk Run and Race Party include The Athlete’s Clinic, Barefoot Bubbly, Beesion Technologies, LLC, Breakthru Beverage Group, Brown & Brown Insurance Fort Lauderdale, Coral Ridge Country Club, DJ Eddy, Due South Brewing Co., Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi, Funky Buddha Brewery, Grateful Palate, Halmos Holdings, Inc., The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation, Inc., Marlee’s Green Tea Whiskey, Meltzer Group, Miami Brewing Company, Minuteman Press of Fort Lauderdale, Nicole Ehrlich Design, Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship, NuView Health, Orangetheory Fitness, Panera Bread, People’s Insurance Trust, Red Bull, Running Wild, SaltWater Brewery, Shooter's Waterfront, Southern Wine and Spirits, Slydz Eyewear, Stephens Distributing Company, Tequesta Brewing Company, Tito's Vodka, Trader Joe’s, Wood’s Yachts, Your Wine Cellar and ZICO Premium Coconut Water. We apologize for any omissions due to print deadlines.

About The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale
The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. This event benefits the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale's current community projects including human trafficking awareness and Childhood Fitness and Nutrition-Kids in the Kitchen and Healthfully Ever After, as well as numerous done-in-a-day projects benefiting other nonprofits, children and families in Broward County. Junior League Legacy projects include establishing The FLITE Center, Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, Volunteer Broward (now Hands on Broward), OUR House, SOS Children’s Villages, Kids in Distress, Museum of Discovery and Science, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Henderson Behavioral Health and Jack & Jill Children's Center.  Help us Run for the Future and make a difference in the lives of Broward County! For more information, contact the Junior League office at (954) 462-1350 or visit www.juniorleagueftl.org.

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