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Event Information

 Event Overview

Families, individuals and teams join together in a walk to raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from lung disease. All proceeds from the Run/Walk go to local research, education and advocacy programs that help the American Lung Association save lives by fighting lung disease and improving lung health.
 
Please join the thousands of individuals across the nation who believe in the cause and will run or walk in their communities as well.
 
You can get involved by:

 
General Event Information

  • You may register for the Run/Walk at any time on the www.fightforairrunwalkfortlauderdale.org event website.
  • The Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 7:30 AM at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
  • Registration will open from 6:15 AM to 7:05 AM. Runners and walkers will all start the certified 5k at 7:30 AM, however runners will be called to line-up at the start line in advance. All walkers should respectfully allow runners to move to the front of the pack.
  • The 5k race is professionally timed and the course is certified.   
  • Stay for the post-race party!! After the race hang out with the American Lung Association and enjoy music, food and entertainment! Invite your friends and family members to cheer for you and enjoy all of the festivities for just a $10 spectator fee!
  • All registered participants will receive a complimentary official Fight For Air Run/Walk event T-shirt.

Packet Pickup

  • Packet Pick up will take place Thursday, October 3rd at Dicks Sporting Goods from 12pm-7pm!  This year participants will be able to pick up their bib and T-shirt prior to race day!  This will give those of you a chance not to wait in lines to check in on race day! 
  • Dicks Sporting Goods Address: 2420 North Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305


Check Out Our New Course (Certified 5k)!

 


Adult Registration for 5k Run/Walk

Early Bird Registration (Up Until August 5th)  Fee: $15
General Registration Fee  (Up until September 30th) : $25
Late Registration: $35
Online Registration closes Friday October 4th at 11am!

Register the day of the event for $35 (not guaranteed a Event Day Tshirt)


Children Registration Prices for 5K Run/Walk

Children age 5-12 are $15.00 at all times.
(They will receive a t-shirt with registration fee.)

Children ages 4 and under are FREE , but will not receive a t-shirt.


Directions

The Run/Walk will begin and end at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale at the corner of Andrews Ave. and Las Olas Blvd.

Address
Huizenga Plaza
32 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale FL 33301

From 95 South:
Exit Broward Blvd
Turn right on Broward Blvd. heading east
Turn right on Brickell Ave
Go through one light and Las Olas Park Garage will be on your right hand side 
From Las Olas Park Garage go to level one and walk underneath Andrews Ave. bridge to Huizenga Plaza

From 95 North:
Exit Broward Blvd
Turn left on Broward Blvd. heading east
Turn right on Brickell Ave
Go through one light and Las Olas Park Garage will be on your right hand side 
From Las Olas Park Garage go to level one and walk underneath Andrews Ave. bridge to Huizenga Plaza


Parking

Parking is available at parking meters within the vicinity of the park.  You may also choose to park and pay at the Las Olas Park Garage.  Please note that you will be responsible for parking fees. The American Lung Association will not be responsible for any participant or volunteer parking tickets.

Directions to the Garage
From I-95, take the Broward Boulevard exit, head east and turn right onto Brickell Avenue.  Go through the traffic light and follow the road beyond the valet parking area into the self-parking driveway on your right.


Awards

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups:
Children 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over

 We will post times on a board at the event as they become available.  The top finishers in each category above will be awarded.


Fundraising

We encourage you to fundraise at least $100 toward the cause.  This is not as challenging as you think!  It's as easy as asking 10 friends for $10.  You will be mailed an Event Welcome packet within two weeks of completing your online registration which contains simple and efficient fundraising tips and tools!  


Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The American Lung Association ® is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization.

If mailing in checks or cash from your supporters, please make sure the checks are made payable to the American Lung Association of Florida!   Send donations to:

American Lung Association of Florida
Attn: Gillian Salvador
2020 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Check out the "Fundraising Help" page on the main menu for useful tips.  If you need additional help to meet your fundraising goal, please contact our office at 954-524-4658 or email gsalvador@lungfla.org.  We're happy to help coach and provide ideas to help you reach your fundraising goal!

To Download a Offline Donation Form Click here


 




 

 

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