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Join the Yuletide Trot 5K Fun Run & Walk for a Heartwarming Cause!

Welcome to Boca Raton’s most festive and meaningful event of the season! Get ready to lace up your running shoes, leash up your furry friends, and prepare for a heartwarming experience at the Yuletide Trot 5K Fun Run & Walk. This spirited event, scheduled for December 16th, 2023, is all set to light up Downtown Boca Raton, and it’s all for a good cause.

Running and Walking for a Cause

Changing Lives, a dedicated nonprofit organization committed to enriching the lives of those in need in our area, has teamed up with Semper Fi Service Dogs to bring you this incredible event. We invite compassionate residents and their four-legged companions to walk, run, and race for a cause together.

This event aims to raise both awareness and funds to support two vital missions in our region. Changing Lives believes in providing a “continuum of care” to maximize the self-sufficiency of their clients. This means offering critical, individualized plans to meet the specific needs of individuals suffering from, or at risk of, homelessness as they transition to stable housing and self-sufficiency. Semper Fi Service Dogs, founded by veterans, rescues, rehabilitates, and trains dogs as psychiatric service animals for veterans and those suffering from post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and MST. Together, these organizations make a powerful impact on our community.

Event Details

  • Date: December 16th, 2023
  • Location: First United Methodist Church, 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Downtown Boca Raton, FL 33432
  • Time:
    • 6:30 AM: Packet Pick-Up
    • 8:00 AM: 5km Race Starts
    • 8:05 AM: 5km Race with Dogs Starts
    • 8:10 AM: 1 Mile Walk Starts
    • 9:00 AM: Kids Dash Starts
  • Entry Fees:
    • 5K Run or Walk: $35
    • 5K Run or Walk with your Dog: $40.00
    • 1 Mile Walk: $20.00
    • Kids Dash: $10.00
    • Group Discount: $5.00 per person
  • Register at: https://changinglives.me/yuletide-trot/

 

Join Us in Style

Festive attire is highly encouraged, and there will be prizes for the best-dressed participants. Additionally, race winners will also be recognized. This event isn’t just for adults; there will be activities for both kids and grown-ups, and treats will be available for our four-legged friends. Leashed friendly dogs are welcome, but race participants must pre-register their dogs by November 18th.

 

A Word from Semper Fi Service Dogs

“As a grassroots nonprofit, Semper Fi Service Dogs is thrilled to partner with Changing Lives, who have been monumental in supporting our growth and success. We hope the Yuletide Trot 5k will spread awareness and entice support from the community. This event is to raise funding for both nonprofits to carry on their missions, which directly and indirectly enhance the lives of every citizen in Palm Beach County,” stated Ryan Onda, Executive Director of Semper Fi Service Dogs.

A Fun and Meaningful Experience for All

The Yuletide Trot 5K promises a day filled with fun and meaning for participants of all ages. The course takes you on a scenic route through the heart of downtown Boca Raton, offering a unique perspective of our beautiful city. Sign up to run, walk, and unite for a brighter future. Together, we can improve lives in our communities!

About Changing Lives

Changing Lives of Boca Raton Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, men, and families struggling with homelessness in Boca Raton and neighboring cities. They provide assistance with scholarships for sober living facilities and detox, housing stipends, mental and physical care, personal documentation, and endowments for business start-ups for their clients. Their mission is to meet immediate basic needs and offer access to transitional services that empower individuals to regain control of their lives. Learn more about their mission & how to volunteer or get involved at www.changinglives.me.

About Semper Fi Service Dogs

Semper Fi Service Dogs is dedicated to training service dogs for veterans and individuals in need with disabilities. Each dog is rescued and individually trained to perform tasks that mitigate their handler’s disability, restoring physical and emotional independence. They provide a continuum of peer support, resources, and accountability, helping veterans become productive citizens who make a positive difference. With each graduate pair, they save two lives: the dog and the person in need. Learn more about their mission & how to support their cause at www.semperfiservicedogs.org.

 

Make a Difference… RUN FOR A CHANGE! – 1 DONATION CHANGES 2 LIVES

 

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