Covenant House Florida serves runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth under 21 including teen parents and their babies. Each year, they reach hundreds of kids in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando via street outreach, crisis shelters, transitional housing projects, and aftercare, making Covenant House Florida one of the largest private agencies serving runaway and homeless youth in the state of Florida. Since 1985, Covenant House Florida has served over 33,000 youth in the state of Florida. The 5k on A1A (road) is a signature event to raise funds for the care and services offered to homeless youth at Covenant House Florida.
The 5k run/walk starts and end at the World Famous Parrot Lounge, located at 911 Sunrise Lane, next to Sunrise Boulevard and A1A.
The volunteers were very accommodating as we arrived a bit late to the race. They registered us quickly with a smile subsequently directing us to the starting line. There were a small group of vendors at the location after the run giving away goodies and fun prizes. It was a very fun affair!
Runners/walkers head south on A1A to International Swimming Hall Of Fame where they turn around and head north on A1A, passing the finish line on NE 9th. The course features a special loop in front of the Covenant House Florida shelter where residents are outside with signs cheering on the participants. It's a very flat course with officers directing traffic for a smooth, uninterrupted run.
The run as an amazing view of the ocean line guaranteed to threaten your best run time so be prepared! Either completely ignore it and make your best finishing time or remember to bring your camera for once in a lifetime views of the sun rise.
Would I run it again?
So close to Miami, of course!
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