DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (September 15, 2023) – Halifax Health – Hospice will be hosting the 22nd annual 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, November 4 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. This year’s race is presented by Heart of Volusia.
The inaugural race took place in 2001 at the Halifax Health – Hospice Port Orange Care Center and raised about $13,000. Over the last 22 years, the race has moved to Port Orange City Center and has raised over $700,000 for the Family Caregiver Program.
The Hospice 5K brings out a mixture of the area’s top competitive runners, as well as hundreds of walkers and families. 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 Daytona Running Series and will be professionally timed.
“We have seen continuous growth over the last year with the amount of patients we are serving,” said Janet Miller, Executive Director of Halifax Health – Hospice. “The more patients we serve, the more caregivers there are in our community that need support. The proceeds from the 5K gives our Family Caregiver Program the funds to provide this support throughout the communities we serve.”
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 2. Pre-registration and packet pick-up will take place at the Halifax Health – Hospice Port Orange Care Center, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, on November 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Race day registration begins at 6:30 am.
Pre-Registration is $35 and 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. Post-race refreshments and snacks will be served.
For more information, email Emily.email@example.com 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, 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. It’s also the area’s longest standing Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org