RunTheCity Virtual 5K

3195 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33431-6705

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Race Details

Date: September 21, 2024 (in conjunction with National CleanUp Day)
Route: Any 5K route of your choice (e.g., near your home, work, school - anywhere that needs to be cleaned!)
Cost: FREE
Format: run/walk solo or in groups
Packet Pickup: September 19 and 20 at Runner’s Edge (includes glove and biodegradable trash bag)
First 100 registrants guaranteed a race t-shirt
Return trash collected on your run to Runner’s Edge on September 21 for weighing to see the impact we’ve made
Winners based on who picks up the most trash!

Background on RunTheCity

Boca Raton Councilman Andy Thomson first had the idea to pick up trash while jogging on New Year’s Day 2019, when he made a resolution to run more. On his first run, he noticed all sorts of trash on the streets, so he began bringing a trash bag and cleaning up the streets on his morning runs. He later started bringing his kids, who love the experience and help point out trash as they go.

In 2021, Andy set out to get to know ALL of Boca Raton better by running every mile of every street in the City - all 475 miles - and make them cleaner and safer as he went. Hundreds of volunteers assisted in the effort and, all told, the RunTheCity initiative collected nearly 1,300 pounds of trash and identified 375 safety improvements. After running/cleaning/improving the entire city roadway in 2021, Andy has continued the RunTheCity movement and can’t wait for residents to participate in the inaugural RunTheCity Virtual 5K!

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