5K Run for OCPS Homeless Students...

  • Running : 5K Run :

Race Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018


Location: University of Central Florida

Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd.

City: Orlando

State/Terr: Florida

Zip: 32816

Country: USA


_ The 2018 5K Run for OCPS Homeless Students:


Thank you for your interest in my race.  This event has been rescheduled from January 20, 2018 to April 7, 2018.  With less than 10 days until the event, I did not have enough registered competitors (41 out of 800 slots).  I am hoping that the new date will allow more people to attend.

Thank you again for your support in making this event a success.


The event was formed to complete my Eagle Project. Run through beautiful University of Central Florida campus.  The 5k is not an officially timed event.  This is a fun 5k run/walk to benefit Orange County Public Schools Homeless Students division. Your Registration Donation will provide food, clothing, bus passes, school supplies and hygiene products for homeless students in the county. This project will help ensure that my fellow classmates have the opportunity to be successful.

NEW: Some people have requested a donation link (rather than registering to run or in addition to the race fee).  Please use this link to donate:  https://squareup.com/store/BlakeGardner5KEagle

Thank you for your donation!

Event details and schedule


Date, Time & Location

Saturday, April 7, 2018

8:30 am Start

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Registration fee: $25.00 (includes merchant fee).  Must register on-line. Registration is limited to 800 participants due to size constraints.  All runners must sign Waiver.  Bib pickup at UCF starting at 7:30 am.

If anyone would like to make a donation other than money, on Race Day, I will be collecting supplies of:

1.) new unopened packages of socks

2.) new unopened packages of underwear

3.) $15 Publix gift card

4.) new hygiene supplies (shave gel, disposable razor, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, powder, lip balm, comb, brush, toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, dental floss, Band-Aids, toe nail clipper, cotton swabs, cotton balls).

5.) gently used, clean youth/small adult clothing (5 years old - 18 years old) - boys and girls - shirts, pants, jackets, hoodies (no used socks or underwear)

All proceeds and donations will be presented at the conclusion of the race.



For safety reasons, bicycles, roller skates, inline skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race. The use of headphones is discouraged.


Walker Friendly Event

UCF requires that road ways are clear of participants and opened as soon as the race is complete. That is why at least a pace of 16 minutes per mile is set. If the pace isn't maintained, race officials will ask you to move to the sidewalk to re-open the roadways.


Stroller Restrictions

Participants with baby joggers or strollers must start behind designated stroller signage; stroller/jogger operators may not weave through packs of runners, and must always yield the right of way to other runners. Failure to comply will result in being asked to leave the race.



I am seeking sponsors for fruit (bananas & oranges only), individual pre-packaged muffins and bottled water.  If you are interested in donating items or sponsoring please e-mail me at [email protected] Gold Level sponsors ($100+) have the option to have a banner displayed at the race.

Other Info:


-) 2018 race registration is open • Registration Information




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