Kissimmee Lake Front Park
201 Lakeview Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34741
March for Meals St. Patrick’s 5K Run/Walk is a fun run event to create awareness of senior hunger and to raise money for the Meals on Wheels program in Osceola County through the Osceola Council on Aging. It is a fun run with a clock, so you can catch your time at the finish line!
We will award the top 10 male and 10 female overall finishers plus the top male and female finisher 65+. This year’s event will be a few days before St. Patrick’s Day. Since we are so close to St. Patrick’s Day, we are asking all participants to have fun with the color “green” by wearing your “lucky” green to celebrate ending Senior Hunger! We are asking you to put together a team and participate in our “Team Challenge” category and win the “MOST SPIRITED TEAM” and/or “LARGEST TEAM” in 2023!
Put your team together today and show your spirit and help us fight senior hunger by supporting the Meals on Wheels in Osceola County program. Thank you for signing up and we look forward to seeing you there!
6:30am – Race-day Registration and Packet Pickup opens
7:30am – 5K Fun Run/Walk begins
8:30am - Awards
8:45am – FREE Kids’ Dashes begin
5K FUN RUN/WALK RACE AMENTIES INCLUDE:
- Fun St. Patrick's Day color March for Meals 5K Run & Walk t-shirt!
- Finisher Medal for all 5k Fun Run participants
- The KUA Grill will be onsite providing FREE hot dogs to all participants!
- Water and post-race snacks
- Sponsor/Vendor booths
- Awards for Top 10 Overall male & female finishers
MARCH FOR MEALS ST. PATRICK'S 5K FUN RUN & WALK REGISTRATION FEES:
-$30.00 through March 1st
-$35.00 from March 1 - March 10, 2023
-$40.00 Day of the race (if not sold out)*
*RACE DAY REGISTRATION PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS THROUGH RUNSIGNUP ONLY!
**** ALL ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND RACE REGISTRATIONS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE ****
****************** THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT******************
********NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER********
“Team Challenge” allows folks to sign-up for a team with five plus participants and compete for team awards in the following categories: MOST TEAM SPIRIT and LARGEST TEAM! Be creative, use your imagination and “Let’s Be Fit for FOOD.” We look forward to bringing together businesses and organizations from all over Central Florida for a day of fun – “Team Challenge” excitement! Special discount offered with five or more entries ($5 off).
All participants who register for the 5K event will receive a unisex St. Patrick's themed color cotton t-shirt. Sizes are guaranteed through February 28, 2023.
All PAID 5K Fun Run participants will receive a custom March for Meals 5K Fun Run & Walk presented by KUA themed finisher medal. Children participating in the FREE Kid’s dashes will receive a finisher ribbon.
5K FUN RUN AWARDS:
Awards will go to the top 10 overall male and female finishers in the 5K Fun Run & Walk. Plus we will also award the top Male & top Female Senior. Plus we will award the “Team Challenge” category and win the “MOST SPIRITED TEAM” and/or “LARGEST TEAM” in 2023! This is not an electronically scored event. You can see you finishing time as you cross the finish line and view the clock.
FREE KIDS DASHES:
We will host a free kids’ dashes following the 5k event. All children ages 7 & under must be registered on race day at the Registration table. All children participating must be accompanied by an adult and will receive a Finisher Ribbon and special awards for the top girl and boy finishers in each dash distance. Distances will vary by age group, ranging from 50 yards up to 200 yards.
Races will be held rain or shine, however, if there is severe weather in the area the race start may be delayed or cancelled. As a reminder, registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
In order to ensure safety of all runners, roller skates and in-line skates are prohibited from the race course. It is VERY important for you to stay alert throughout the race, stay inside cones and obey all race signage. Jogging strollers are permitted but must start in the back.
Strollers are allowed. Nurturing future generations of runners/walkers is a priority as is demonstrating healthy lifestyles to our children. We do ask those registrants participating with a stroller to line up after the runners & walkers at the start line. Please listen for directions on where to line up on the day of the race. Only paid registrants of the 5K Fun Run/Walk will receive a finisher medal. If you would like your child to receive a medal, please register for them to participate in the Run/Walk.
PACKET PICKUP INFORMATION:
EARLY Packet Pick-Up will take place at the Kissimmee Civic Center located at 201 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10th.
Race Day Packet Pickup will take place at Kissimmee Lake Front Park beginning at 6:30 am. However, please do allow additional time to pick up your packet on race day due to parking and potentially long lines.