State Park is site of coming Naked Foot 5K

Stephanie Wise informed local St Augustine reporters with Historic City News that The Naked Foot 5K run is planning its next event at Anastasia State Park; being held on Saturday, February 4th.

The Naked Foot 5K is not the predictable paved-path 5K. We are challenging runners to lace up or kick off their shoes and run our cross-country-style course.

Our St Augustine course will not be revealed until race day, but runners should expect to run part wooded trail, part sandy beach.

We encourage families to get off the couch and come out to enjoy an event-filled morning with the entire family.

Parents can watch their younger children run our free kids’ fun 1K run or are welcome to run with them. Parents can then run the 5K or 1-mile race with their older children, with the family dog or pushing younger children in a stroller.

Families are invited to enjoy additional free activities: Tarahumara barefoot games, live music, foot painting, healthy-living vendors, prizes and more.

Race Day Schedule:
Kids FREE fun run: 8:30 a.m.
1-mile race: 8:40 a.m.
Group warm-up: 8:50 a.m.
5K: 9:00 a.m.

The Naked Foot 5K benefits Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based 501(c)(3) charity that collects and distributes shoes to people in need. We will be collecting gently worn footwear and donations for Soles4Souls on race day. These donations will be shipped to victims of natural disasters or people living in extreme poverty.

Online registration is available at www.thenakedfoot.com until Friday, February 3 at $35. On-site registration is available for a $40 registration fee. Registration fee includes a dry-fit tee, a raffle entry to amazing prizes free access to all the post-event activities.

We also invite participants to join us in a pre-race beach clean-up on Friday, February 3 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. to help protect these beautiful beach environments and local marine life. Our Pre-Race Barefoot Running Clinic & Race Packet Pick-up follows from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

Packet pick-up and Barefoot Running Clinic Location:
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
112 Sea Grove Main St. #114
St. Augustine, FL

La Fiesta Ocean Inn & Suites will offer participants a discounted beach getaway. Oceanfront on St. Augustine Beach, La Fiesta Ocean Inn & Suites is only a ten-minute drive to Anastasia State Park (race site). The hotel is offering a 20% discount on ocean-side rooms (2 night stay) which includes a hot breakfast delivered to the room to all race participants.

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