The 22nd Annual Dunn’s Runn Is Scheduled For October 7 This Year
The annual event takes place along A1A in Deerfield Beach. Since founding the event, it has become one of the largest races in the tri-county area, bringing together everyone from competitive runners and company teams to families with young children. Participants can sign up for a timed 5-mile run, or 5k run/walk, as well as the option for the kid’s fun run.
“We knew as a family and a business, we wanted to give back to the community; therefore, Dunn’s Run emerged years ago to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. It’s been very rewarding for us knowing the success stories we have heard about latchkey kids making successful lives. This is a great run for serious runners and is one of South Florida’s earliest running events starting off the season. It is also a wonderful family event, as adults and children of all ages can participate and compete for awards in their age group,” stated Jim Dunn of host J. R. Dunn Jewelers.
Over the event’s years, it has raised over $2.3 million dollars for the charity, which helps youth ages 6-17 years old develop skills and values during their critical period of development. Services and programs provided focus on everything from education, social recreation, health and physical education, to leadership and citizenship development, cultural enrichment, and personal adjustment with one-on-one counseling. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to assure and to enhance the quality of life for children as participating members of a diverse urban society.
“The proceeds from the Dunn’s Run benefits the Jim & Jan Moran Unit in Deerfield Beach, which has over 850 members. The funds are used to maintain programming in the club and accomplish its mission to enable all young people, especially those who need help most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.” – Brian Quail, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
Register now online at www.dunnsrun.com/register.