04-18-2019 10:50 AM
Hi! Recently, the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce (a 501c3) and I have started the Punta Gorda Pub Run, a weekly run that starts at a different restaurant in Downtown Punta Gorda, every Wednesday. The Pub Run is a free event open to the community, that enourages people of all ages and abilities to come out and walk 2.1 miles or run 3.1 miles, to stay healthy, explore our community parks, trails, and paths. It is an opportunity for socializing and networking for many also. We encourage our youth to join as well, providing more practice for our local South West Florida Girls on the Run, local high school sports groups, and other social sporting clubs. We also offer many volunteering opportunities for students towards their required hours for graduation. As obesity is an epidemic here in the US, our goal is to encourage healthy routines in a fun way. We have had up to 150 runners in a night, ranging from infants in a jogging stroller to my oldest, an 88 year old woman. We look forwarded to this event growing more and more each year. The only issue we have now is being able to communicate with a group of this size each week. We are asking Best Buy for a donation of a portable PA System with Bluetooth, so that we can carry the speaker around each week and announce the routes, starting times, and more. Any help would be amazing so to support our community and the people that live in it. I greatly appreciate your time and support.
Punta Gorda Pub Run Leader
04-18-2019 11:00 AM
Welcome to the forums and thanks for the post! It sounds like you are supporting a great cause, and I’m sure they appreciate your efforts.
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