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2/6/2019 General
Spirit of Giving Launches


More than 400 runners and walkers are lacing up their shoes to exercise their support for over 17 area nonprofit groups at the 1st Annual Community Spirit Race.

BOCA RATON, FL – (February 2019) – The Spirit of Giving network is excited to roll out their inaugural Community Spirit Race a 5K, and 1 mile run to benefit local nonprofit agencies. On Saturday, March 9, 2019, this family-friendly event will start and finish at the impressive Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Stadium.

“What makes this community-wide fundraising event so amazing is the IMPACT it will have on so many nonprofits in our area. The event will help fund and support more than 15 area nonprofit agencies. Instead of each organization holding their own race, this event is all-encompassing fun and efficient. A win win for all”, stated Sue Diener Spirit of Giving’s Executive Director.

The event brings together nonprofits, businesses, and individuals. The Community Spirit Race is an opportunity for nonprofits to raise awareness and much-needed funds to support the work they do without having to shoulder the costs. It's a chance for businesses to do good in the community while engaging their employees to make a difference. Further, it's an event that allows individuals to set a goal, raise money, and walk together with friends, family, and neighbors.

This certified and chip timed 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk starts promptly at 7:30 AM, awards will be given for top qualifiers in 3 age groups for male and females. From serious runners to casual walkers, this event is perfect for the entire family. All participants receive finisher medals and T-shirts. Post-race is a “Community Heroes Fun Run” for kids, healthy breakfast, awards ceremony, along with a Kid’s Zone of family activities and a Nonprofit/Vendor Expo promoting Health and Safety.

The Community Spirit Race is seeking runners (individuals and teams), volunteers and sponsors of financial or in-kind donations of services or goods. Show your Community Spirit of Giving, sign up today at www.spiritrace.org!

Spirit of Giving has been a nonprofit leader in researching and implementing best practices that educate and build capacity to strengthen our community as a whole for over 15 years.

"Comerica is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Community Spirit Race. By Partnering with a collaborative organization like the Spirit of Giving network, we feel confident that our support will go further to benefit the many nonprofit organizations in the South Palm Beach County area," said Greg Dalmotte, Comerica Banking Center Manager.

Other Sponsors include: Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County, BEATZ 96.3, TD Bank, Colonial Life, Orangetheory, Fast Signs Boca Raton, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life and Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl.

For more information on how you, your business or nonprofit can participate,
visit www.spiritofgivingnetwork.com or contact us at info@spiritofgivingnetwork.com, 561.385.0144.