Slack By the Sea .5K Charity Run Rescheduled; Relaunch Party for Ticketholders at Tim Finnegans to be Held in Its Place on October 16, 2021
By: Slack By the sea
WHAT: Slack by the Sea Prelaunch Party
WHEN: Saturday, October 16, 2021 – 7:00pm PreLaunch Party Begins with Live Music at 8:00pm
WHERE: Tim Finnegans, 2885 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, FL 33483
COST: Free to preregistered participants of November 21, 2021 event. Registration available at the door.
WHAT: Slack By the Sea .5K Charity Run
WHEN: Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 11:00am
WHERE: Hopportunities, 440 NE 5th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483
COST: $50 per Adult, $25 per Child. VIP: $65. Virtual: $75. Teams of 4 + save $5 per entry.
DETAILS: After their successful inaugural event in 2019, the beloved Slack By the Sea .5K will be back this year, with participants, or costumed sleuth of sloths, "racing" around the grounds of Hopportunities in Delray Beach. After completing a strenuous .5K, the celebration continues with an After Party that includes live music, a dough nut eating competition, and additional fun activities. VIPs aren't required to participate in the race; as the ultimate Slackers, they can enjoy a shaded perch in their own private VIP area as other Slackers must complete the grueling .5K course.
All money raised during and from the event will benefit the Help Our Wounded (HOW) Foundation, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities by advocating for and providing access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a means of treating people suffering from brain injuries and post-traumatic stress. These people are often suffering in silence, but they are a significant part of our community. For example, Palm Beach County alone has 6,480 veterans under the age of 60. The Veteran's Health Administration estimates 18% are suffering from post-traumatic stress, and 22% are suffering from traumatic brain injuries. These veterans are young and have families. By helping ameliorate the debilitating symptoms of invisible war wounds (like post-traumatic stress and brain injuries), we not only help the individual veterans, but also their families as well as our community at large.
Sarah Crane, Event Chair and HOW Board Member, says: "Slack By the Sea .5K is truly a race for everyone – it's accessible to all members of our community. By being accessible, Slack further reflects HOW Foundation's mission that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) be just as accessible for people suffering from brain injuries and post-traumatic stress. Bringing our community together to raise both awareness and funds to support the Foundation are only several amazing outcomes of this race, which can be accomplished while also having a tremendous amount of fun!"
For more information on Slack By the Sea .5K, visit www.slackbythesea.org.
For information about the Help Our Wounded Foundation, visit www.howfoundationsf.org or call 561-450-6213.