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Sponsor an Athlete 5K

Sponsor an Athlete 5K

The Sponsor an Athlete annual run/walk event in Pinecrest, Florida is an event that raises funds and awareness for Special Olympics Florida – Miami-Dade County. This is a rain or shine event. Register early and receive a $5 discount! Race day registration is available for $30.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


It’s so easy! Grab all your friends and family and get registered. You can run or walk the 5k route or volunteer. Don’t forget to register the kids too, so they can participate in their own special race. The Annual Sponsor an Athlete 5K is fun for the whole family!

Increase your impact and fundraise to Sponsor an Athlete!

Special Olympics does not charge a fee to the athletes or families who participate. The costs associated with trainings and competitions average $350.00 per athlete. Our goal in 2017 is to raise enough money to sponsor 300 new athletes. We need your help! The heart of this event is you, its participants and 100% of the proceeds will sponsor Special Olympics Athletes in Miami-Dade, Florida.

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 12 NOON ON SATURDAY 4/29. After that, all participants needs to register on race morning at Gulliver Prep from 6:30 – 8 AM.

Early Packet PickUp

Visit Fit2Run, in the New Wing at Dadeland Mall, to get your race packet early! Avoid the crowds on race morning and come to Fit2Run on Friday, April 28nd from 3 PM to 8 PM. All 5K Participants receive a $10 discount on $50 purchases at Fit2Run on Packet Pick-Up Day!

Ready, Set, Go!

Time to join the fun at the annual Special Olympics 5K!

The 2017 Sponsor An Athlete 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, April 30th

at Gulliver Preparatory School in Pinecrest, Florida!

The race begins at 8 AM rain or shine. After the 5K, all participants will enjoy the

Olympic Village, filled with local community vendors with display booths, a DJ,

Pancake Breakfast provided by the Knights of Columbus and Raffle Prizes!





Starts On

April 30, 2017 - 8:00 am

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5k, charity, chip timing, event, miami, race, racetime, run, south florida, special olympics, timing, walk


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