Lipman Announces Date for Fourth Annual Lipman Family Farms 5k Run For Backpacks
- by Robert Schaulis
IMMOKALEE, FL - Fresh off the news of its expansion into greenhouse growing, Lipman Family Farms has announced a date for the company’s 4th Annual 5K Run for Backpacks. On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Lipman Family Farms will host its 5K run and a newly-expanded version of its Junior Fun Run format—now including a one-mile walk.
“This community event encourages healthy lifestyles and gets families outdoors participating in a fun, healthy activity,” said Jaime Weisinger, Community Relations. “And this year, with the addition of a one-mile walk, individuals of any age and ability can participate. The event raises more than $25,000 each year and continues to grow. It’s so exciting for all of us at Lipman to see communities come together to support the region’s children each year. We are so grateful for the growing enthusiasm around the event.”
Through sponsorships and event registration fees, Lipman’s annual event raises funds to purchase more than 1,500 backpacks filled with school supplies for students in the Immokalee area each year, according to a press release. Backpacks are then distributed at Lipman Family Farm’s Backpack Giveaway event each August to help ensure local children have the supplies they need as they begin the school year.
The 5K and Junior Fun Run will take place at Immokalee High School’s Gary Bates Stadium. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., and the race itself begins at 8:00 a.m. Registration costs for the 5K Run are: $20 for a student, $30 for pre-event general registration, and $35 for registration the day of the race. Group discounted rates are available at $25. The Junior Fun Run is free. Registrants of all fitness levels are welcome, and participants will receive an exclusive t-shirt.
Interested parties can register prior to the event through http://www.lipmanfamilyfarms.com.
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