17th an­nual ‘Dunn’s Run’ to ben­e­fit Boys & Girls Clubs

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Grab your run­ning shoes for the 17th an­nual “Dunn’s Run” in Deer­field Beach on Oct. 6. The 5-mile run and 5K run/walk will ben­e­fit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.

“Dunn’s Run” sig­ni­fies the start of the run­ning sea­son in South Florida and at­tracts more than 2,000 run­ners, walk­ers and par­tic­i­pants. The fam­ily-friendly event in­cludes vis­its from Billy the Mar­lin and Stan­ley C. Pan­ther, a bounce house, paint­ing a fire truck and more. The en­try fee is $35 or less de­pend­ing on age.

“I can’t be­lieve an­other year is ap­proach­ing for ‘Dunn’s Run.’ This year will be one of the most ex­cit­ing runs we’ve had due to the new course change,” said Jim Dunn, owner of J.R. Dunn Jewel­ers and founder of the race. “Thanks to the City of Deer­field, we will now be al­lowed to go down the en­tire Deer­field Beach area. Run­ners and walk­ers will en­joy one of South Florida’s nat­u­ral trea­sures, the en­tire coast­line of Deer­field Beach.”

“The 17th an­nual ’Dunn’s Run’ is an im­por­tant event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. The rev­enue gen­er­ated en­ables us to con­tinue to pro­vide for more than 12,000 at-risk youth who rely on their lo­cal club as a safe al­ter­na­tive to the streets,” said Brian Quail, pres­i­dent and CEO of the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Cor­po­rate spon­sors, team lead­ers, fam­ily and in­di­vid­ual par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to form teams and run to­gether to sup­port the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.

“To­gether we have helped raise more than $3 mil­lion in the 17-year ten­ure of ‘Dunn’s Run’ and look for­ward to the event for many years to come,” said Dunn.

Break­fast will be pro­vided by Pan­era Bread, and top fundraisers will re­ceive prizes in­clud­ing Honora pearls, T-shirts, Brooks sneak­ers, a Garmin Fore­run­ner 210 and more.

To reg­is­ter, visit www.dunns run.com/reg­is­ter.php.

There will be free but limited park­ing in the main beach park­ing lot. Paid park­ing will also be avail­able at the beach, a park­ing garage lo­cated at 123 NE 20th Ave., and more free park­ing will also be pro­vided at The Cove Restau­rant & Ma­rina.

The race will start at 7:30 a.m. just south of the main Deer­field Beach park­ing lo­cated on Ocean Way and South­east Sec­ond Street.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the race, visit www.dunnsrun.com. For more in­for­ma­tion about the char­ity, visit www.bgcbc.org.

Stan­ley C. Pan­ther, left, T.D, Danielle Cox and Billy the Mar­lin

Pho­tos by Robert Stolpe

Run­ners dur­ing last year’s race.

A par­tic­i­pant runs with a stroller at last year’s event.

Chil­dren will paint a fire truck. (Sub­mit­ted photo)

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