MEDIA ADVISORY: Jan. 25, 2013
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STATE PARKS TO HOST REAL FLORIDA RUN SERIES
~Seven runs in seven weeks at seven state parks to promote
spending time outdoors, healthy living~
Highlands Hammock State Park offers many trails for running and hiking.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection’s Florida Park Service is pleased to host the Real Florida Run
Series in seven Southwest Florida state parks. The Real Florida Run Series is a
wonderful opportunity for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the natural
beauty of Florida’s environment.
Sponsored in part by the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection’s South District Office and in conjunction with 3D Racing, Inc. and
the Run Shoppe, the Real Florida Run Series features seven runs, seven parks
and seven new adventures.
The runs will
take place every Sunday afternoon starting Feb. 10 and ending on March 24. Each
event features a 5K run or walk and a 10K run.
Participants can register for each of the races individually
or receive a discount if the runner registers for all seven races. Awards will be given out at each race for the
top three men and women in each category.
For runners who participate in all seven runs of the race series, there
will be a Grand Prize awarded to the top three men and top three women
The events will take place:
20007 State Road 64
888 Lake Branch Road
5931 Hammock Road
12301 Burnt Store
3800 Corkscrew Road
137 Coastline Drive
215 Lightfoot Road
Register at www.active.com and search for the Real Florida
Run Series, or register at the Run Shoppe, located at 3512 Del Prado Boulevard,
Suite 107, Cape Coral. Registration fees are $20 for 5K races and $30 for 10K races. For questions
regarding the run series please contact Arielle Poulos at 239.344.5686 or Arielle.Poulos@dep.state.fl.us.