Sat March 2, 2024 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 US Directions
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Ages 12 and under FREE!!

Twins Tot Run/Walk 5K

$25 7:00AM EST - 11:59AM EST Price increases after February 10, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

Twins Tot Vigil Walk

$22 9:00AM EST - 11:59AM EST Registration ends March 2, 2024 at 9:00am EST


$32.50 Price increases after February 10, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

VIRTUAL Vigil Walk

$27.50 Registration ends March 2, 2024 at 11:59pm EST


TWINS TOT 5k Run/Walk 


Sign up by  Feb 20th to guarantee your shirt!

Join us in our returning live run/walk event this year!! We are blocking off a lane of HWY 41 in order for everyone to have a safe run and walk over the bridge. As if that wasn't already a gorgeous view, participants will enjoy part of the course on Punta Gorda's own Harbor Walk side walk. This route is 5 Kilometers (or 3.1 miles). 


If you prefer not to do that route there is a walk only option that will take place after the race. This will act as a vigil to remember all those who were lost early in life to drowning. Help Just Against Children Drowning prevent more drownings by attending our walk or race or even by donating. All race profits go towards free swimming lessons for kids and other drowning prevention tools. 

The Run/Walk is a professionally chip timed event timed by Beach Bum Timing. 

The Vigil Walk only is not timed. 


We also have virtual options for both events. There are no age group awards for the run but we will send you a shirt and finishers medal in the mail with this option. For the virtual Vigil walk it is just the shirt. 


 - Hot Breakfast provided by Leroy's Southern Kitchen!!!!

- Very well designed, high quality shirt

 - Excellent finisher's medal

 - Age group awards will go to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places to both male and female in the following categories: 0-9,10-14,15-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74,75+

 - Overall awards will go to the top male and female in each of these categories: Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters and Veterans. 

 - Lots of raffle prizes!!!! Raffle tickets included in packet but more are available for purchase day of. 

 SCHEDULE - Subject to change

Packet Pickup- TBD

5:45am - on site registration and packet pick up. 

6:45am - Announcements, Star Spangled Banner and getting in position to run/walk. 

7:00am - Race begins. 

7:30am - Hot Breakfast provided by Leroy's

8:15am - Awards. 

8:30am - Special Presentation.

8:45am - Moment of silence and guest speaker. 

9am - Vigil walk across the bridge.

10:15am - Raffle prize announcements. 

JACD, a 501 (C)(3) non-profit foundation, was incorporated on April 1, 2010, after the tragic drowning of 13-month-old twins Joshua and Christian DeMello. Our hope is that through spreading awareness and being able to financially help when needed, we can prevent similar events from happening. At JACD, we strongly believe and recommend that every home with a pool needs to have a child barrier (even if you don’t have children yourself ), along with proper supervision at all times. We also promote swimming lessons and CPR.
Surprisingly, 58% of parents report that they don’t consider drowning a risk to their children, yet statistics show that a swimming pool is 14 times more likely to be involved in the death of a child, aged 1 — 4 years old, than a motor vehicle. In fact, while most parents worry about things like a hot stove, iron, sharp objects, a fall from tall surfaces, perhaps animals, or even a loaded gun in the house, the most dangerous thing is something that is always around us in some way: water. And the worst part is that we don’t tend to think much about this. But whether it be the toilet, sink, pool, bathtub, a puddle outside, a pot or pan, there is a constant need to protect your child from becoming a victim. Please take the time to check out the information offered here.
It could save a life!

4-19 pool safety abc 9am interview

Child Safety Source Interview With Paul Demello

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400 W Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL US 33950

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