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The 17th Annual Dunn's Run to benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

WHERE
· Starting Line: South of the Main Deerfield Beach Parking located on Ocean Way and SE 2nd Street
WHEN
· Sunday, October 06, 2013
TIME
· Race begins at 7:30am
What: A 5-mile run/5K run and walk through Deerfield Beach.
 
When: Sunday October 6, 2013. Race begins at 7:30am (Hillsboro Blvd. South of Federal Highway will close at 7:00 a.m.)
 
Starting Line: South of the Main Deerfield Beach Parking located on Ocean Way and SE 2nd Street
 
Course/Distance: 5M&5K Run Timed (USATF Certified) 5K Walk- (3.10 miles) (not judged or timed)
 
Timing System: The race will use the d-tag timing system.
 
Awards: Awards given in the 5M & 5K run to top Male & Female overall, Masters Male & Female overall, Three Deep in Age Groups, Wheelchair Male & Female overall. Awards will be given to all kids ages 2-6 who participate in the Kids Fun Run. Divisions starting at 9-years-old and younger, 5-years-old age groups to 75 and older.
 
Transportation and Parking: There will be free but limited parking in the main beach parking lot. Paid parking will also be available at the beach. There is also a  parking garage located at 123 N.E. 20th Ave. Plenty of free parking will also be provided at The Cove Restaurant & Marina.
Pick up packets: September 28th from 11am - 3pm and October 5th from 11am - 3pm - Location TBA

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County:
 
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs (BGCBC) is to assure and to enhance the quality of life for children as participating members of a diverse urban society.

It's a tough time to be a kid. There are pressures of peers, drugs, gangs, broken homes and overcrowding and the disadvantages circumstances of poor education, low income, unemployment, poor homes where love and attention are lacking. At the Boys & Girls Club, there is a place a child can go to get away. Away from those pressures and temptations. A place for some fun and companionship or just to hang out. And more often than not, once a child becomes a member, their life is positively changed forever.
 
The purpose is to help young people ages 6-18 improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. Services and programs provided focus on everything from education, social recreation, health and physical education, to leadership and citizenship development, cultural enrichment, and personal adjustment with one-on-one counseling.

Membership is open to all boys and girls ages 6-18. The membership fee to send a child to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County is $15.00, however, the total cost to send a child to the BGCBC is almost $800.00 per child. Events like the Dunn's Run help offset those cost so a child is given a chance at a positive life.
 
National Alumni include Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Cosby, Alex Rodriguez, Brad Pitt, Kerry Washington, Michael Jordan, President Clinton, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Martin Sheen, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Derek Jeter and Denzel Washington.