City of Palms River Run 10K

Thu September 17 - Sat December 5

City of Palms River Run 10K


The Fort Myers Track Club is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, established in 1978, that supports other local charitable organizations with the technical support in producing high-quality races and virtual events. The Fort Myers Track Club actively participates to help raise nearly $300,000 in funds each year that go to local charities.  This year Fort Myers Track Club and our 42nd Annual City of Palms River Run 10K have partnered with the City of Fort Myers S.T.A.R.S. Program  and GiGi's Playhouse of Fort Myers.  Net proceeds from this event will benefit each of our charitable partners.


The Success Through Academic and Recreational Support (STARS) Program is the brainchild of former mayor Wilbur C. Smith III. The S.T.A.R.S. Complex located on Edison Avenue in Fort Myers was renamed the Dr. Ann Murphy Knight S.T.A.R.S. Complex on January 5, 2017. Dr. Knight and educator and long-serving member of the Fort Myers City Council, took on juvenile crime in the city and helped improve childhood education. A graduate of Dunbar High School who returned to the city that she loved to teach youth at Franklin Park Elementary, Edgewood Academy, and Caloosa Elementary for over 40 Years. The facility has been serving the Fort Myers community for over 25 years. S.T.A.R.S. an acronym for Success Through Academic and Recreational Support, has been a safe haven and recreational venue for children. The complex offers everything from academic assistance to dance and sports.

GiGi's Playhouse
The journey of GiGi’s Playhouse Fort Myers began with the dedication of area families in 2014, and our doors officially opened on July 29, 2017—making it the 33rd GiGi’s Playhouse Down syndrome achievement center across North America and the 2nd in Florida. Centrally located in Fort Myers, we serve families across all Southwest Florida communities. GiGi's Playhouse's therapeutic, educational and tutoring programs are free and support all ages, from families with a prenatal diagnosis through adult individuals with Down syndrome. Our programs focus on a variety of skills, including gross and fine motor skills, literacy and math skills, social skills, and confidence–all with the goal of helping individuals with Down syndrome become their best selves. GiGi’s Playhouse Fort Myers is committed to partnering with local businesses and organizations to further our overall mission: awareness, education, and celebration of individuals with Down syndrome within the Southwest Florida community.

Donations may also be mailed to:
Fort Myers Track Club
c/o Turkey Trot 5K
P.O. Box 60131
Fort Myers, FL 33906

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