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NEW LOCATION - Lakes Regional Park

Join us for the 3rd Annual - Run for the Youth 5K to benefit the Sheriff's Youth Activity League (Lee County, FL).  We'll be running through the beautiful Lakes Park, conveniently located in the center of Lee County.

The Mission of SYAL is to unite the experience of Community Leaders with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to provide safe and enriching programs for the youth in Lee County. SYAL’s vision is to connect the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in a series of supplemental programs to mentor and support local youth. The services provided by SYAL are more than just fun and games. These programs are organized, structured, and adult-supervised or coached. This provides excellent opportunities for adolescents to develop and grow to become civic-minded, productive adults and community leaders.

Race Day

Race Start: 8:00am

Packet Pick-up & Registration: 7:00am (QR codes will be provide for Race Day registration. You must bring a phone to register.)

Place
7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Lakes Regional Park is a 279-acre public park located along Gladiolus Drive just south of Fort Myers, Florida. It opened on April 21, 1984, and is operated by the Lee County Department of Parks and Recreation. The park was named after its main feature: 158 acres of man-made freshwater lakes.
Date: January 27, 2023
Time: 12-4pm
Location: United Way | 13499 S Cleveland Ave. Suite 145 | Fort Myers FL 33907 (Directions)

QR codes will be provide for race registration. You must bring a phone to register at packet pick-up.

 
Give Away

The first 250 registered participants will receive a race logo t-shirt.

Awards
Overall awards are based on Gun time.
Overall (M/Female)
Masters (M/Female)
Grand Masters (M/Female)
Senior Grand Masters (M/Female)
 
Age group awards are based on CHIP time.
Age Group Awards (Top 3 M/F)
9 & Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29,
30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,
60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over
 
Elementary or Middle with the largest participating team will receive a traveling perennial belt to be held for one year at their school. The will be held until a new champion is crowned the following year.

This event will be timed with the Bib Tag Technology. Your Timing Strip is attached to your race bib/number.  Do not remove this tag, fold or wrinkle your race number. Do not cover your race number (Tag) with a jacket and Simply pin all four corners to the front of your bib/number below your waist in the front of your body.

Heat Warning
Temperatures/humidity can be high in South Florida. Participants should drink plenty of fluid (non-alcoholic) for 48 hours prior to, during and upon finishing the race. Beware of heat-injury symptoms (dizziness, no sweating, nausea, cramps, redness, incoherent speech and thoughts). Seek immediate assistance if symptoms occur. Wear loose, light-colored clothing.
Strictly Prohibited
Unregistered participants, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, roller blades, skates, skateboards, strollers and pets are strictly prohibited.  Baby joggers are allowed but participants must start and remain at the back of the runners/walkers, thereby not interfering (passing, swerving between) with the other participants.
Race Contact Info

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Directions

7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Lakes Regional Park is a 279-acre public park located along Gladiolus Drive just south of Fort Myers, Florida. It opened on April 21, 1984, and is operated by the Lee County Department of Parks and Recreation. The park was named after its main feature: 158 acres of man-made freshwater lakes.

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