The I THRIVE 5K Family Fun Day returns October 16
The 5th Annual Miami-Dade County WellnessWorks I THRIVE 5K Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd Street, Miami, Florida, 33177. The WellnessWorks program's initiatives aim to encourage Miami-Dade County employees to engage in the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We will take this time to recognize our thriving and resilient County workforce and provide their families with an opportunity to enjoy a Family Fun Day that supports our wellness initiative.
The experienced runners will begin the 5K at 7 a.m., followed by the general race at 7:30 a.m. The course will lead participants on a winding adventure through one of our County's most popular destinations, Zoo Miami. Walkers and runners will be able to take in the morning sights and sounds of the animals during the event. Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the event will include a hybrid option to allow participants to run anywhere*. For the virtual component, we will utilize any wearable technology to determine participant distance and time.
At the completion of the run/walk, you and your family can celebrate what makes our employees and County thrive with Family Fun Day festivities. Participants will also have all-day zoo entry starting at 10 a.m. Family Fun Day activities and snacks will be available after the race until noon outside of Camel Corners. Food will be available for purchase at the zoo's concession stands and you can also get a discounted animal feeding experience with the event wristband.
Please be aware that should any changes with COVID-19 occur to prevent gathering for the event at Zoo Miami, the event may move fully virtual. As required at event time, masks and social distancing may be required.
Early registration for the event begins July 26. Admission is $5 per person (adults and children) through the early registration deadline, Saturday, Sept. 4. Late registration is $10 per person. Registration must be completed in advance and will only be available online.
Register online before Saturday, Sept. 4, to guarantee shirt size availability and delivery in advance.
At the time of registration, you can register to one of three registration options:
- Register for the 5K
- 5K and Family Fun Day
- Family Fun Day
For those who do not wish to participate in the 5K but want to take advantage of a fun-filled day of activities at the zoo, the same online registration is required.
Beginning the week of Oct. 4, department wellness coordinators will assist in distributing all packets (wristband, shirt and race bib) to those who pre-registered. During the day of the event, unclaimed packet pick-up will be available at Camel Corner, beginning at 6 a.m.
Event day volunteers needed
To contribute to the success of this event, we are seeking 100 volunteers with the 5K and Family Fun Day activities. Departments with over 500 employees can provide 10 volunteers, departments with over 100 employees can provide five volunteers and departments with over 20 employees can provide one or two volunteers.
Volunteers will be granted Administrative Leave in accordance with established personnel policies. Employees must obtain supervisor approval. Volunteers are asked to call Monique Davis-Bain at 305-375-2258.Register for the 5K
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