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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Run for the Kids - Superhero Dash!

The Kiwanis Club of East Orange County hosted its 3rd Annual Kiwanis “Run for the Kids” on the morning of Saturday, February 2nd at Jay Blanchard Park. Over 230 runners and walkers took part in the superhero-themed 5K and 10K races. The event was coordinated by Kiwanis members as well as student volunteers from East Orange County's 17 service leadership clubs. The money fundraised from the event will go directly back to the students in these clubs – K-Kids in Elementary School, Builders Clubs in Middle School, Key Clubs in High School, CKI at UCF, and Aktion Clubs for disabled adults.

The Kiwanis Club of East Orange County thanks its sponsors for their support. The Title sponsor for the event was Carrier Air Conditioning – the world leader in air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.  Additional sponsors included Impress Ink, Bubbalou's Bodacious BBQ, Centura Institute, Publix Supermarkets, Sylvan Learning Center, YMCA at Jay Blanchard Park, Bounce Orlando, Orlando Physical Medicine, and Orlando City Soccer.  Photos were taken courtesy of Ksel Photography. The 1st through 3rd place winners in various age groups received trophies.

After the 5K and 10K, kids’ races were held for ages 1-5 and 6-8, in which all kids received race ribbons. Following the race, kids enjoyed inflatable games, provided by Bounce Orlando. A big thank you also goes out to the almost 100 volunteers that helped make the event happen, including East River, Colonial, Timber Creek, and Boone High School; UCF CKI; and Orlando City Soccer. For complete race photos, visit

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