By Amanda Hatfield Anderson
BREVARD -- Break out your leg warmers and old race T-shirts!
The Junior League of South Brevard will host its fifth annual Re-Run 5K/10K on Saturday, March 22 in the Eau Gallie Arts District, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Registration is currently under way online, where individuals can sign up for this year's races for $25, and the cost for students ages 14 and younger is $15, while team registration is $22. Prices will rise on race day for individuals and team registration, both priced at $30, while student prices will remain the same.
A retro-themed event, the Re-Run 5K/10K features 1980s and 1990s flair, which has been a big hit for participants of all ages.
"We started hosting the Re-Run 5K as a fun way for us to raise money for our projects and grants we give to other local nonprofits," said Nikki Royer, race director. "However, over the years, it has grown into a way for us to really promote our impact statement of 'Improving the Health of Children Through Nutrition and Physical Activity.'"
Ms. Royer added that the proceeds from this year's Re-Run 5K/10K will help several local organizations, including The Children's Hunger Project, while also providing assistance to the Junior League's own "Fueling Kids Project."
"Our Fueling Kids Project works with Title 1 Schools in helping to provide them with the necessities that some of their children may not be able to afford and teaching them all-around wellness," Ms. Royer said.
New to this year's event is the addition of the 10K race, and the Junior League of South Brevard has decided to offer registration for the same price as the 5K to celebrate the inaugural race.
"We have had interest, in the past, from our runners, but wanted to grow the 5K first," Ms. Royer said. "Also, we felt since it is our fifth annual race that this would just add another element of excitement to our radical run."
With both races beginning on St. Clair Street, the Re-Run 5K/10K runners will go on a scenic path through the Eau Gallie Arts District, finishing in front of the Eau Gallie Civic Center.
Participants in the Re-Run 5K/10K are invited to wear all sorts of crazy, retro-themed clothing, as well as old race shirts, which will make them eligible for additional prizes.
"We have had many memorable outfits," Ms. Royer said. "Our runners have come as Tom Cruise from 'Risky Business,' but my personal favorite was the group that dressed up like Pac Man."
In addition to post-race awards, Re-Run participants could jog away with gift certificates to local restaurants and a free pair of running shoes, provided by the Running Zone.
"We will also have a raffle for an Excursion Dinner with Bonefish Grill," Ms. Royer added. "The winner of the basket will partake in a full four-course dining experience for a group of as many as eight people, which includes an array of appetizers, soup and salad, entrees and dessert."
Raffle tickets will be available during packet pick-up at the Running Zone on Friday, March 21, and on the day of the race for $5.
With 310 runners, who participated in last year's Re-Run, the Junior League of South Brevard is excited to see both veteran and rookie runners at this year's event, especially with the addition of the 10K.
"We hope that people come out to our race to have a bodacious time, while raising funds for our local community," Ms. Royer said.
The Junior League of South Brevard will host the fifth annual Re-Run 5k/10K on Saturday, March 22 in the Eau Gallie Arts District, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
For more information or to register, visit www.JLSB.net or www.runningzone.com/calendar2.