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Run For Your Life 5K

  • When: Sunday, September 18, 2022,  7:45 am - 10:25 am
  • Location: Depot Park 874 SE 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Free for kids 5 and under, Children (6-10) $8, Youth (11-17) $15, Students $20, Adults $25

Bring your family and friends (including the furry ones) to run/walk for a cause and for fun at our 4th annual Run For Your Life 5K Color Run! You can help us spread awareness about substance misuse in Alachua County and fundraise for our mission to provide substance use prevention and education services to youth and adults in our community.

The event will open with breakfast for participants, a warm-up session, and important information about substance use. There will also be a community fair with other local organizations to help you and your friends connect with resources in Alachua County before the 5K begins. During the fun run, there will be multiple powder stations with volunteers and colors like blue, purple, and orange, so be ready! At the end of the 5K, we will announce the raffle ticket winners and hand out medals. To conclude, we have a group photo throwing powder to celebrate, it will certainly be Instagram-worthy!

Register now to save on Early Bird prices until September 7th and your registration will include a free runners t-shirt. If you register between September 8th and 18th, you can purchase a runner's shirt for $8 while supplies last. There will also be shirts available at Check-In/Registration on the day of the event for $10 each.

Event Schedule:
7:45 am - 8:30 am Registration/Check In/Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am Substance Misuse Presentation/Warm Up Session
9:00 am - 10:00 am Color Run 5K
10:00 am - 10:25 am Wrap Up/Medals

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  • Contact Name: LaShay Johnson
  • Contact Phone: (352) 244-0628
  • Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Category: Races/Walks/Runs

All proceeds from this event will help support the Alachua County Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) Coalition, a non-profit organization that strives to prevent youth substance abuse and provide various health education opportunities to Alachua County residents. Please consider donating to the HPW Coalition so we can continue to serve our community and youth!