5K Benefitting Miami’s Homeless Set for February 14 at Zoo Miami

chapman partners 5k runwild 0168This Valentine’s Day, Run Wild with the ones you love, and help raise funds and awareness to empower our area’s homeless men, women and children. Join thousands of individuals, families and teams in running, walking, strolling and meandering through the animal kingdoms of Zoo Miami for a fun event that benefits the entire Miami-Dade County. All proceeds from the annual Run Wild 5K Run/Walk event, sponsored by Chapman Partnership for the fourth consecutive year, are donated to self-sufficiency programs to assist those without homes to find safe housing and build a more positive future.

“The RunWild 5K Run/Walk is a fun family event that engages the community to support Chapman Partnership in its mission to empower the homeless in our community to lead independent lives. Since 1995 Chapman Partnership has had more than 100,000 admissions and has achieved a 64% success rate in transitioning the homeless to housing solutions,” says Alec Rosen, Marketing Manager for Chapman Partnership.

Chapman’s comprehensive support program and resources include emergency housing, meals, health, dental and psychiatric care, day care, job training, job placement and assistance with securing stable housing.

To continue the positive trend of helping the homeless, Chapman Partnership invites everyone in Miami-Dade Country, from infants to octogenarians, to participate.  Registration fees, which include an event T-shirt and participation medal plus food, drinks and entertainment at the post-race festival, are $30 for adults/$20 for students in advance, and $35 for adults/$20 for students on-site.   All participants will receive a Run Wild wristband that entitles the wearer to complimentary entry into Zoo Miami for the full day. There is no fee for children two years of age or younger.  On-site registration begins at 7 a.m., with the race kick-off at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, February 14.  Family festival activities begin at 8 a.m. and extend through 10:30 a.m.

Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152nd Street in Miami.

For more details, and to register, log onto: http://www.runwild5kmiami.com/

ABOUT CHAPMAN PARTNERSHIP
Since 1995, Chapman Partnership has had more than 100,000 admissions including 20,000 children in Miami-Dade County and a 64% success rate of moving people who complete the program from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

Chapman Partnership operates two Homeless Assistance Centers with 800 beds located in Miami and Homestead. We help the homeless by providing a comprehensive support program that includes emergency housing, meals, health, dental and psychiatric care, day care, job training, job placement and assistance with securing stable housing.  At Chapman Partnership we empower homeless men, women and children to build a positive future by providing the resources and assistance critical to growth and independence.

Mission Statement
Provide comprehensive services to empower homeless residents to become self-sufficient.

Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting the RunWild5k: Presented by BB&T,  Fueled by Winn-Dixie, J.N. McArthur Foundation, Team Footworks, Ocean Bank, Deloitte, Florida East Coast Industries, City National Bank, Moss, Alpina, Baby Boot Camp, Homestead Hospital, Sports Radio 560 WQAM, Comcast, Miami Herald, and El Nuevo Herald.


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