Weston’s Rotary Run for Tomorrow Makes Strides for Local Charities

Thousands of runners are expected to take part in the 21st annual Rotary Run on Sunday, December 9th. It’s the largest annual run and community wellness event in Weston. It features a 5K, Half Marathon, and 1-Mile Family Health Walk, followed by the Fitness and Health Festival.

The Run for Tomorrow is the Rotary Club of Weston’s primary charity fundraiser. In its 21-year history, it has generated well over $1 million for local charities, non-profit organizations, and The Rotary Foundation. Harvest Drive, HOPE Outreach, LifeNet4Families, Sandy Nininger Jr. State Veterans’ Nursing Home, and the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center are just a few of the local beneficiaries.

“Your contribution will support feeding the homeless and bringing back those that drop out of the social net. Helping mothers recover from addiction without separating their family. Fighting for a better tomorrow providing life-saving vaccinations against polio, preventing the infestation of mosquito borne illness such as zika/malaria and providing clean water and sanitation to communities in need,” explains Run for Tomorrow Chair Robin Lewis. “We also support programs to bring assistance and help our seniors and veterans and a long list of other endeavors where your participation makes the difference.”

Registration is now open for the USATF certified 5K and Half Marathon race event. The cost is $40 for the 5K and $70 for the Half Marathon. All runners will receive a premium dri-fit race shirt, die cast runner medal, awards ceremony breakfast, and access to the runners’ photo gallery.

The Rotary Run for Tomorrow takes place at Cypress Bay High School. The Half Marathon starts at 6:20am followed by the 5K at 7:30am. The Mayor’s Challenge 1-Mile Family Health Walk begins at 9am. It is open to all Weston elementary school students and their families.

The entire community is invited to attend the Fitness and Health Festival, which runs from 9am to 1pm. More than 100 exhibitors will be on hand promoting health and wellness and showcasing their products and services. Activities include live music, stage performances, obstacle courses and fitness competitions, food trucks, and more. Children will enjoy face painting, bounce houses, balloon twisters, and the chance to paint a fire truck.

The Rotary Run for Tomorrow and accompanying Fitness and Health Festival are presented jointly by the City of Weston and the Rotary Club of Weston. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital returns as the title sponsor.

To register for the 21st annual Rotary Run for go to www.westonrotaryrun.com.