Saturday, February 2nd marks the 4th Annual Walk for Wishes® 5K Walk/Run at Markham Park in Sunrise. Your participation will benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and help to grant wishes for kids in your own community! In its 3-year history, more than $290,000 has been raised to grant the wishes of 58 children. By walking or running for wishes, you can help bring hope, strength, and joy back into the life of a local child.
Walk Or Run To Grant Wishes
Lace up your tennis shoes and head over to Markham Park (16001 W State Road 84) in Sunrise on Saturday, February 2nd for a day filled with fun and excitement. Choose your preference for the 5K, whether it’s walking or running, and your participation will help to grant wishes for local kids.
Register to walk or run as an individual or a team. If you’re a runner and choose to run the 5K as an individual, you will be timed and awards will be given out to those with the fastest times! If you choose to walk as an individual, you can enjoy the course at a pace of your choice. Either way will benefit your local Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.
If you choose to run as a team, you will need to gather at least 4 other participants to help you raise funds! Awards will be given for teams with the largest amount of funds raised. This is a great opportunity for you to get friends, family, co-workers, and anyone else you know involved! The bigger the team, the more chances you have of winning.
Any team that raises $2,500 or more will be named a partner in sponsoring a child’s wish! Any team that raises $5,000 will be named as a sponsor for a child’s wish, so both are huge accomplishments! This is something you will feel great about doing for years to come. For more information on forming a team, please visit http://events.sfla.wish.org/walkforwishes13/Team%20Packet_Broward.pdf.
Register for your spot in the Walk/Run and help make wishes come true for kids in Southern Florida. Adult fees (ages 13 and over) are $25 per person and child fees (ages 12 and under) are $10. Register online today and get your tennis shoes ready to walk or run!
Online registration closes at Noon on February 1st, but you will still have a chance to register on the morning of the walk if you are unable to register ahead of time. If you don’t register ahead of time, head over to Markham Park at 7:30am on the morning of the Walk/Run to register.
If you’re running in the 5K, bib numbers must be picked up anywhere between 7:30-8am on the morning of the race in order to be chip timed.
Walk Or Run, Rain Or Shine
The Walk/Run will begin at 8:30, rain or shine! Family Fun Day will continue from 9-11am, so be sure to stick around for the fun and excitement.
Park entry is $1.50 per person, but will be waived for anyone participating in the Walk/Run. Guests who are not attending will need to pay the $1.50 fee.
If you cannot attend the Walk/Run, consider making a general donation to Make-A-Wish or sponsoring another Walk/Run participant. You will also have another opportunity to Walk/Run for Wishes on March 16th at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers!
Alternately, consider donating an old vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Donating a vehicle only takes several minutes of your time but changes the life of a child forever. Call Wheels For Wishes at 1-877-709-9474 when you have an old vehicle to donate.
However you choose to contribute, you will be helping to grant a wish for a child in Southern Florida.