Timed 5K Added To Place Of Hope Walk

New for 2013, Place of Hope has added a timed 5K to its annual Hope Walk, which began as a family oriented fitness and fundraising event in 2008. With the addition of the 5K, Place of Hope hopes to welcome running and exercise enthusiasts who train at shorter distance events.

The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. at Carlin Park (400 Florida A1A, Jupiter).

The fifth annual Hope Walk & 5K invites everyone to a day filled with fun activities, starting with a pre-walk warm-up, a 2-mile journey through the life of a child in foster care, followed by family fun activities, such as a dodge ball tournament, cardio class, car show, specialty units on display by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, pancakes from IHOP and more.

The event raises funds that will allow Place of Hope to continue providing children with items such as food, clothing, summer camps, educational supplies, sports, special children’s activities, family outings and family vacations. In 2012, the fourth annual Hope Walk was supported by 553 walkers, 86 volunteers, 510 donors and 71 sponsors.

To register online, visit www. placeofhope.com and click on Hope Walk. Registration ends Friday, Nov. 1 at 9 p.m. Call (561) 775-7195 for additional information.

Based in Palm Beach Gardens, Place of Hope is a faith-based, state-licensed child welfare organization that provides family style foster care (emergency and long term), family outreach and intervention, maternity care, safety for domestic minor sexually trafficked victims, transitional housing and support services, adoption and foster care recruitment and more. In 2012, Place of Hope served 773 children, young adults and their parents.