South Florida Run for Compassion 5K

Saturday, March 01, 2014


THANK YOU to all who participated at this year's event - walkers, runners, fundraisers, sponsors, and supporters. We have impacted over 8000 people with access to safe water through our combined efforts this year!


Join us March 1, 2014 for our 3rd Annual South Florida Run for Compassion 5K benefitting Compassion Water of Life!

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Event time

Park opens at 8:00am

Check-in is from 8:00am - 9:00am

5K starts at 9:00am

Event cost:  

Adult = $25

Child (12 and under) = $10

Same day registration at the event is credit card and check preferred

*Note - Park charges an additional entry fee of $4/person or $6 total for vehicles with 2 or more people

 Run course:

The 5K will take place entirely within the beautiful John U Lloyd Beach State Park.  Starting on the beach near the Manatee pavilion, participants will have an amazing view of the ocean as they run the first half of the course along the shore and on beachside trails. After turning around at the halfway point, runners will follow trails lined with mangrove trees until they again emerge onto the beach for the grand finish.

 Event prizes and awards

- All who register prior to February 14, 2014 are guaranteed to receive a free event t-shirt and goodie bag

- Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in the following age categories:  14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over

Compassion International

Started in 1952 by Rev. Everett Swanson as an orphanage for those devastated by the Korean War, Compassion International now has child development centers in 26 countries and helps over 1.4 million children escape economic, spiritual, and social poverty. Compassion partners with local churches and offers impoverished children holistic development programs that are Christ-centered and child focused.  Children grow up receiving constant support in the nurturing environment of the center and church, which allows them to live a life of fulfillment and hope. 

Compassion International ministry served by this event

All proceeds from this event will be given to Compassion International for the purchase and distribution of Water of Life filters to families who do not have access to clean drinking water. Diarrhea caused by drinking contaminated water is one of the single greatest killers of children in the developing world. These filters and buckets, which cost $79, can provide clean drinking water for a child and their entire family for several decades. They contain no moving or electronic parts and can provide over a million gallons of clean drinking water.