Now for Polk County’s Red Ribbon 15K, 5K
& Kids Fun Run
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Our community’s Red Ribbon tradition in support of substance abuse and bullying prevention continues on Saturday, November 9, 2019 with InnerAct Alliance’s Red Ribbon Run events presented by Title Sponsor Publix Super Markets, Inc. and Kids Run Sponsor MIDFLORIDA Credit Union.
The Red Ribbon Run is a family-friendly event with three races to accommodate all ages: the new 15K added this year (9.3 miles), a 5K (3.1 miles), plus a Kids’ Fun Run (1K-just over a half-mile). Kids’ Run registration is FREE to students in grades K-8 who are pre-registered before November 1st ($5 fee after 11/1/19) and includes a commemorative Run t-shirt and free refreshments. Online Registration takes place on the event website at: www.RedRibbonRun.com
A Red Ribbon Team Challenge is also offered for teams of 10 or more runners from businesses, organizations, and other groups to come together and compete. It’s a great wellness or team building project and a selected captain can register teammates online at RedRibbonRun.com or call (863) 802-0777. A traveling trophy and bragging rights for a year will be awarded to the top 3 5K teams and top 15K team!
The course for the 5K and 15K is run around the picturesque Lake Mirror, downtown, and Lake to Lake areas and races are timed with results posted at the end. The start and finish line for the Kids’ Fun Run for K-8 students is located near the Main Stage on Lake Mirror.
“The Annual Red Ribbon Run encourages healthy family living, which reduces the likelihood of substance abuse, bullying, violence, and other risky behaviors,” said InnerAct Alliance’s Executive Director, Angie Ellison. “Please join us on November 9th by sponsoring, running, or volunteering at www.RedRibbonRun.com or on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RedRibbonRunSeries.”