Run Nona 5k Recap
Over 10 years, the 5K at Lake Nona has grown to be a fun, inclusive celebration held in the heart of Florida’s healthiest community! Saturday’s Run Nona 5K was planned as an epic night for running, walking and enjoying a block party with food trucks and live music.
“The evening rain soaked us all and yet 315 kids ran the Nemours Kids’ Run and 1088 hearty souls finished the 5k,” said Race Director Jon Hughes, co-owner of Track Shack Events. “Clearly the rain did not dampen the spirits of the runners, walkers and supporters of Run Nona!”
Largest team accolades go to the Nemours Children’s Health System who had more than 100 runners and walkers participating. As the Team Challenge Winner, a $250 donation will be made to the Nemours Children’s Hospital.
Overall champions beat the rain and all finishers with fast times. Male champion Fredison Costa, of Orlando, ran 15:44 and female champion Krista Roehlig, of Oviedo, ran 18:31.
View race results.
Outstanding volunteer support was provided by the following local organizations:
Alpha Phi Omega
Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC)
Girl Scout Troop 539
Lake Nona High School Cross Country
The Black Female Development Circle
The National Beta club at Lake Nona HS
Winter Park High School Key Club
Oviedo High School Bioscience Club
Lake Nona High School Cheerleaders
Proceeds from Run Nona benefit the Tavistock Foundation and the Track Shack Youth Foundation.
The Tavistock Foundation serves programs and organizations in the communities where it has significant business interests. The Foundation has been instrumental in the development of Lake Nona's emerging Medical City, with millions of dollars donated to creating this biomedical research and educational hub in Central Florida.
Track Shack Youth Foundation promotes lifelong health and fitness emphasizing youth and running programs in our Central Florida community
Thank you to the following sponsors who helped make the 10th Run Non 5k a success! Lake Nona, Nemours Children's Health Systems, Taylor Morrison, Broad and Cassel, Watermark Properties/Landon House/Ariel, Ashton Woods Homes, David Weekley, Pulte, Wieland Corporation, Beazer-The Gatherings, USTA- National Campus, Craft Homes, St. Pete Run Fest, Raw Threads, Lake Nona Life Project, Technogym, CampGladiator, Walmart, DAIS.
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