On Sunday, Oct. 20, the Wellington Runners Club will present the 9th annual Wellington Horse Country 10 Miler, Sebastian’s 5k Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run to benefit the Kids Cancer Foundation.
The Horse Country 10 Miler is designed to be the perfect fall tune-up race for those training for half and full marathons. The course runs through scenic equestrian and aeronautical communities in Wellington. For those running the 5k, come set your fall personal record on the flat, fast course. The race proceeds will benefit the Kids Cancer Foundation and Everglades Elementary School.
Additionally, there will be vendor booths set up outside the pavilion, exciting raffles and a playground for the kids. This promises to be an event of great competition as well as some good old family fun.
Sebastian’s 5K Walk/Run is for those walkers/runners who might not be up to a full ten-mile run. This 5K is in memory of Sebastian Sarmiento, a courageous Wellington 9-year-old boy who lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 30, 2009.
A portion of the proceeds will also benefit local community schools track programs.