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