Mile for a Child - Virtual 5K

Our 5k Run is going

Due to COVID-19 concerns and the statewide stay-at-home order, we are excited to announce that this event is now a VIRTUAL 5K!!

Mark the date:
Saturday, April 25, 2020

There’s still time for your friends and family to join you and/or support you.

Your support is very much appreciated!! Lace up those sneakers tight and let’s get ready to give a mile for a foster child!


How It Works

On Saturday, April 25th….

  • Wear blue!
  • Complete your 5K as far as you want, wherever you are, how you like & with whoever you want!  Bike, swim, walk, run, boat, watch TV….the possibilities are endless! Practice social distancing of course.
  • Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #HopeRaisersUnite.
  • Tag @eckerdconnectsus and @raisinghopefl on Facebook and Instagram so we can share in the fun with you!

Your custom finisher medal will be mailed to you, plus you are still supporting local foster kids through Eckerd Connects Community Alternatives and Raising Hope! Runners raising $100 or more will also get a Pinwheel for Prevention in their name added to our pinwheel garden!

Why Run/Walk?

DID YOU KNOW? An average of 7 children are removed from their homes every day in the Tampa Bay area due to child abuse and neglect.  That is more than 2,500 a year and many cannot return home due to unsafe conditions.

With your support will be able to continue to provide emergency items and fund activities or needs to our foster children that are not covered by government funded services.

Learn more about our programs, please visit:


Thank you to our sponsors!





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