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Fort Myers Running Store Hosts "Footloose & Fancy Free 5K" at Koreshan State Park on November 16th
Fort Myers running store, Foot Solutions Estero announces its 2nd annual “Footloose & Fancy Free 5K” Run/Walk at Koreshan State Park on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Early online registration available at Active.com.
By: Foot Solutions Estero
Participants may register at Foot Solutions Estero, or online at www.Active.com or www.RaceIt.com. A shoe drive is being held in conjunction with the run. Proceeds go to benefit the non-profit organization Soles4Souls, as well as Shoes for the Cure and Koreshan State Historic Park.
The Foot Solutions Estero “Footloose & Fancy Free 5K” Run/Walk will feature a unique course that winds through the beautiful trails and historic sites of Koreshan State Park. Runners will enjoy varied terrains and beautiful scenery as they travel along paths that were once the foot trails of the Koreshan colony during the late 1800’s.
“We are very excited about another successful event this year,” said Chris Cole, Owner, Foot Solutions Estero. “Last year, we had a great turnout and collected over 250 pairs of shoes, which were donated to those in need locally and worldwide. This year, we are anticipating at least 200 runners, and are hoping to provide an even bigger donation. The varied terrain trails of Koreshan Park make for a beautiful run. It has been the destination for several very successful 5K’s in years past. The park owners are also very excited about having everyone back for this year’s event, as well as many new participants.
The run will be held in conjunction with a shoe drive to benefit the non-profit organization, “Soles4Souls”
Co-Event Organizer Julie Digby added, "The Footloose & Fancy Free 5K is more than just a run. It is also an effort to help those in need locally, and around the world. Our hope is to provide relief to victims of abject suffering through the collection of used shoes, as well as support of these organizations who are making great efforts to eradicate poverty."
All shoes and a portion of event proceeds will go to benefit the following charitable organizations:
Soles4Souls - www.soles4souls.org
Koreshan State Park - www.floridastateparks.org/
Shoes for the Cure: shoesforthecure.com
Cole added, “We encourage all runners and walkers to come out for a fun event, while also supporting these very worthy causes. Those who enjoy kayaking or camping are also encouraged to reserve camping spots at Koreshan, bring their gear, and make it an all day event!”
An award ceremony will be held immediately following the run, in which prizes will be awarded to winners for males and females in each age category. The timing and course tracking will be provided by 3D Racing.
Sponsorship opportunities are currently still available for this event. Registration forms are available online and at Foot Solutions of Estero. To download registration forms or sponsorship information, visit www.footsolutions.com/
Where to Register / Drop off Used Shoe Donations:
Those who would like to pick up a 5K registration form, or who wish to drop off shoe donations prior to the race may do so at Foot Solutions’ Estero location. Foot Solutions of Estero is located next to Publix in the Corkscrew Village Plaza on the corner of U.S.41 and Corkscrew Rd. For more information, call (239) 495-8911.
About Foot Solutions
Foot Solutions of Estero is devoted to helping their clients achieve better health through their feet. They are a recognized leader in specialty footwear, orthopedic shoes, custom arch supports and inserts, footwear for diabetics, and those suffering from foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis. They also specialize in alleviation of joint pain, and custom footwear for runners and golfers. Foot Solutions is the world's largest and No.1 ranked health and wellness franchise. For more information about Foot Solutions of Estero, visit www.footsolutions.com/