Wellington Rotary Club’s Outrun Cerebral Palsy 5K Set For April 23

The second annual Outrun Cerebral Palsy Wellington 5K road race will be held Sunday, April 23.

The Rotary Club of Wellington, in association with United Cerebral Palsy, will again organize the race. Proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida and the charities of the Wellington Rotary Club.

The race starts at 7:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. South Shore Blvd. in Wellington will be closed down with the race starting and finishing at the Wellington Amphitheater. Free parking is available at the amphitheater.

More than 300 runners, walkers and wheelchair racers participated in last year’s inaugural race, and more than 500 participants are expected to take part in the 2017 race.

Individual and team medals will be awarded to separate age groups. The medals and awards will be presented by race starter Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig. Accuchip will be timing the race. There will be live music from the Royal DJs, along with food and drinks provided by Jupiter Donuts, Trader Joe’s, Brooklyn Bagel and Starbucks.

The goal of the event organizers is to make this the premier area 5K race of the spring, offering the ability to support a great cause.

Pre-race registration, as well as sponsorship opportunities, are available at www.wellington5k.com. Registration for those 18 years old and older is $30; for those under 18 years old, registration is $25. Companies and organizations are encouraged to enter teams, with a special award for the largest team.

Packet pick-up will be at Fit2Run in the Mall at Wellington Green on the evening of Thursday, April 20. Packets will also be available on race day.

For more info., e-mail Larry Kemp at larry.kemp@comcast.net.