Excercise for a Good Cause at Pier Park This Week(end)

by September 26, 2009 • 0 comments

We all knew Pier Park would be a game changer when it exploded onto the Panama City Beach shopping scene almost two years ago.  But in addition to being a great place on Panama City Beach to shop and dine, Pier Park is also a great place to hold awesome events and fundraisers.  With the huge expanse of pavement Pier Park happens to be the perfect place to stage fun and fundraising runs and walks.

In the past, Pier Park has been ground-zero for for anything from a 5k all the way up to full half marathons and this week sneaker trodden people of all shapes and sizes will light up the pavement for a good cause.

Thursday, October 15th at 4 pm the Treasa Foundation will host a Walk to Remember honoring National Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  In addition to the walk, there will be a balloon release and a candle-lighting ceremony.  The Treasa Foundation is non-profit that was created to help bring peace and healing to families who suffer the loss of a newborn child by providing financial and bereavement assistance.

Friday, October 16th at 6:30 pm the American Heart Associations Start! Heart Walk will set out on a 2.75 mile journey to raise money to save lives from America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers – heart disease and stroke.  Having raised over $70,000 so far, the total goal for the event is just under $200,000.  Registration and activities begin Friday at 5:30 pm and the walk will begin at 6:30 pm.  Click here for more information.

Saturday October 17th at 8 am Girls Inc. is sponsoring their second annual Half Marathon, 5K and Relay with all proceeds raised to go to support the educationally based after-school and summer programs at Girls inc. of Bay County.  Last year’s race was considered a huge success and this year’s race is expected to bring around 600 entrants.  The Half Marathon will start in Pier Park and will take the runners down Front Beach Road, through The Glades, down Middle Beach Road and back to Pier Park. Click here for more information, including a route map and directions.

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