South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday)

Community rallies around annual Rotary Run for Tomorrow

- By EmmettHall

TheRotary Club of Weston is navigating the challenges brought forth due toCOVID-19 and will be putting on the 23rd annualRota­ryRun for Tomorrow.

The virtual running event will include an in-personHeal­th& Fitness Festival and theMayor’s Get Fit Challenge on Sunday, Dec. 6, which will take place at multiple locations inWeston including CypressBay­High School andVista Park from8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

TheCity ofWeston and JoeDiMaggi­o Children’s Hospital have partnered to be co-title sponsors of the event. There continues to be an outpouring of support fromthe community. Some of theWeston companiesw­hohave come on board as sponsors are DynaServ, UltimateKr­onos Group aswell asmany other local and regional businesses.

TheRotary Club of Weston has played an integral part in the city’s history since 1986 and has been committed to supporting youth and family services

to those in need.

College scholarshi­p awards have been given to seniors fromCypres­sBay andWestern high schools in excess of $1 million.

The Run forTomorro­w& Family Festival has generated over $500,000 for charities and nonprofit organizati­ons. There are over 130menandw­omen of theRotary Clubwho are committed to raising funds for community and internatio­nal projects.

“TheRotary Club of Weston is very thankful to JoeDiMaggi­o Children’sHospital for its generous sponsorshi­p, which ties into the City of Weston’s dedication and commitment to infrastruc­ture and programs that promote exercise, safety and a healthy lifestyle,” saidRotary­ClubofWest­on member Frank Dreier.

TheMayor’s Get Fit Challenge and theHealth and Fitness Festival is a free event that is open to the public. It will feature fitness, wellness and health activities at each location. Registrati­on is necessary for theMayor’s Get Fit Challenge and all elementary schools have been invited to attend and are in the running for cash prizes and awards. The school with the most participan­ts will be awarded the Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge award.

“JoeDiMaggi­o Children’sHospital provides high-quality, safe, worldclass pediatric care for children and families in South Florida and beyond, but that’s not our only mission,” JoeDiMaggi­o Children’s HospitalCE­OCaitlin Stella said. “We’re also active in preventing illness, injury, and promoting health and wellness for children and families in the communitie­swe serve. Love is at the center of everything­we do. We are thrilled to support this event.”

Due toCOVID-19 restrictio­ns, all the running events will be virtual runs including the5K, 10K, half marathon and half marathon relay. The results will be tracked by Racejoy and the times will be entered into a central database. Runners can choose their own location and registrati­on is open fromnowunt­il Sunday, Dec. 13.

Visitwesto­nrotaryrun. com.

 ?? DUREEROSS/ COURTESY ?? TheRotary Club ofWeston’s 23rd annual Run forTomorro­wwill be a virtual race taking place fromDec. 5-13. There will also be an in-person Health& Fitness Festival andMayor’sGet Fit Challenge onDec. 6.
DUREEROSS/ COURTESY TheRotary Club ofWeston’s 23rd annual Run forTomorro­wwill be a virtual race taking place fromDec. 5-13. There will also be an in-person Health& Fitness Festival andMayor’sGet Fit Challenge onDec. 6.
 ??  ?? Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and the City ofWeston have teamedup to be title sponsors for the 23rd annualRota­ry Run forTomorro­w. The virtual race will include an in-person Health& Fitness Festival and an in-personMayo­r’s Fit Challenge.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and the City ofWeston have teamedup to be title sponsors for the 23rd annualRota­ry Run forTomorro­w. The virtual race will include an in-person Health& Fitness Festival and an in-personMayo­r’s Fit Challenge.

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