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Destin Shark 5K Set for October 9th
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Registration Open, Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Destin High School Athletics is pleased to announce its Destin Shark 5K on October 9, 2022. The race will start and finish at the new Beach Camp Brewpub, located at 541 US-98 in Destin, after following a scenic course through old Destin and along Joe’s Bayou.
All proceeds will go directly to Destin High School Athletics whose mission is providing fitness and athletic opportunities for all its student athletes. The race was previously set as a spring event but switched to October to accommodate the school’s Golf Outing fundraiser held in March.
Following a community-wide fundraising effort, the long-awaited Destin High School opened its doors in August 2021 as a tuition-free, public charter high school. This year, as a new provisional member of the Florida High School Athletics Association, football has been added to its athletics program under the guidance of NFL great E.G. Green.
Destin High School Athletic Director Phil Dorn said, “The Fall 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser is an essential event to help us raise the necessary funds to provide 23 Boys and Girls Sports at Destin High School. This is one of two main fundraisers that the school uses to provide uniforms, equipment, facility rental fees, transportation, and officials for all sports. Your support is needed and appreciated!”
Destin Shark 5K sponsorship opportunities include Title Sponsors ($5000), Title Co-Sponsors ($2500), Mako ($1000), Water Station Sponsors ($750), Blue Shark ($500), and Shark Shiver Family Sponsors ($250). In-kind sponsors are welcomed and also greatly appreciated. To become a sponsor, or for more details on sponsorship benefits, please visit: https://dhs-5k-sponsors.cheddarup.com.
Race registration is $35 for runners or walkers. The fee includes a beverage and meal at the event after-party which will be a fun-filled family event with music and activities. Participants registering before September 29th will also receive a commemorative race shirt. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age bracket. To register, please visit: https://destinhssharkrace.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=15463 .
Packet pick-up will be October 8th at Destin High School from 3-6pm, and before the race at Beach Camp Brewpub on Oct. 9 from 7–8:15am.
For additional information on registering, donating, or volunteering for the race, or joining the DHS Athletics Booster Club, please email Phil Dorn email@example.com or Destin Shark 5K co-director Prebble Ramswell firstname.lastname@example.org.