hospice 5k

Halifax Health – Hospice to Host 20th Annual 5K Run & Walk Powered by Dale’s Shoes and Heart of Volusia

  • by Ashley.wohlford
  • October 7, 2021
  • Categories: Article, Blog, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (October 7, 2021) – Halifax Health – Hospice will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their annual 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, November 6 at the Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater, 2001 City Center Circle in Port Orange beginning at 8:00 am. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Halifax Health – Hospice Family Caregiver Program. The event is powered by Dale’s Shoes and Heart of Volusia.

The inaugural race took place on October 5, 2001 at the Halifax Health – Hospice Port Orange Care Center and raised about $13,000. Over the last 20 years, the race has moved to Port Orange City Center and has raised over $600,000 for the Family Caregiver Program.  

Race day activities include the 5K Run & Walk which begins at 8:00 am, a Kiddie Fitness Zone at 8:15 am for children 10 years of age and younger and a Veterans Community Pinning after the race. The 5K Run & Walk is part of the Live Your Life Well Series and Daytona Running Series and will be professionally timed. 

“It has been a challenging few years with having to reschedule the event due to hurricanes and then hosting it virtually due to the pandemic, but we have been so humbled by the ongoing support we have received from our community despite these hurdles,” said Ben Eby, Executive Director of Halifax Health – Hospice. “We are looking forward to celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the 5K Run & Walk and making this year’s event the best yet.”

All participants are encouraged to register early. To register online, or to print a mail-in application, go to halifaxhealth.org/hospice5K. Online registration ends at noon on November 4. Pre-registration and packet pick-up will take place at the Halifax Health – Hospice Port Orange Care Center, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, on November 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Race day registration begins at 6:30 am. 

Early registration fees for the 5K Run & Walk are $30 through October 22. Registration fees increase October 23 through November 4 to $35.  Registration on the day of the event is $40. Children 12 and under receive a free registration with a paid adult registration, limit one per adult.

Those who register early will receive t-shirts and goodie bags, while supplies last. Shirts and bags are not guaranteed to participants who register on race day. Post-race refreshments and snacks will be served.

For more information, email Emily.smith@halifax.org or call 386.425.4747.

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org