All registered runners will receive an AccuChip to record their net times (actual). First, second and third place awards will be presented in five age groups, including under ten and over eighty. T-shirts and participation medals will be given to the first 300 runners. Participants will enjoy complimentary refreshments from Einstein Bagels, Adam & Joe Know Lunch and more.
“We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with our tenants MobileHelp and Modernizing Medicine to leverage the 123 acres that make up BRiC in order to back such an impactful cause,” said Giana Pacinelli, Marketing Director for Crocker Partners. “When MobileHelp first came to us with the idea, we instantly wanted to be the host. This family-friendly event is geared to bring the community together for a morning of fitness, fundraising, and fun!”
Runners who sign up before March 1st will be included in a raffle for two nights lodging at a Bluegreen Resort Villa in Orlando.
“As our employee-selected charity for the past year, we have been thrilled to partner with Boca Helping Hands in our mutually-aligned mission of supporting a path to independence,” said Ellen deClaire, VP of Human Resources for MobileHelp and race organizer. “We look forward to giving our employees the chance to put real sweat equity behind that initiative and running to ‘bridge the distance’ for this very worthy cause.”
Sponsors include Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC), MobileHelp, Gary Peters Family Foundation, Clear Arch Health, Modernizing Medicine, Consolidated Insurance Group, Inc., Brown & Brown Insurance, Adam & Joe Know Lunch Gourmet Catering & Eatery, Einstein Bros. Bagels, J & J Vendors, North Broward Chiropractic & Wellness and Crocker Partners. Sponsorship opportunities are available until February 29.
“We are delighted that BRiC, Crocker Partners and MobileHelp have taken the initiative, through this inaugural 5K, to support the work of Boca Helping Hands in our community,” said Greg Hazle, BHH executive director. “We invite the entire community to join them and their partners and sponsors for this family-friendly event.”
For more information, visit www.bridgingthedistance5k.com.
About Boca Helping Hands
Boca Helping Hands (BHH) is a community-based nonprofit that provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency.
BHH distributes more than 70,000 pantry bags each year at three Palm Beach County locations and serves over 55,000 hot meals annually, six days per week. The organization expands access to affordable medical, dental and behavioral care through its partnership with Genesis Community Health, serving uninsured clients at clinics in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. BHH sends weekend meals home with food-insecure elementary school students via the BHH Backpacks Program and assists working families with the rising cost of childcare through the Children’s Assistance Program (CAP).
With an increased focus on client self-sufficiency, BHH awards scholarships for qualified candidates to attend accredited vocational training classes that prepare them for careers in the healthcare, information technology, transportation and hospitality industries. BHH also offers free English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes and courses in nutrition and other life skills. Staff and volunteer mentors counsel the unemployed and underemployed in basic workplace skills and help them polish resumes and search for jobs.
In January of 2019, Charity Navigator named Boca Helping Hands a Four-Star Charity for the 13th Consecutive Year. Boca Helping Hands is located at 1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432. For more information, please visit BocaHelpingHands.org.