FLIPANY Fun Run gets 2015 off to a healthy start in Hollywood

The 9th Annual Fun Run, a race/walk benefiting childhood obesity prevention programs

Over 900 participants will be starting their New Year off right by making the healthy choice of running/walking in the 3rd Annual FLIPANY Fun Run. All the proceeds from the Fun Run will benefit FLIPANY, the only agency of its kind in Florida that drives the effort to combat childhood obesity locally by providing affordable nutrition and physical activity education to kids, teens, adults and seniors.

FLIPANY’s staff member, an A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer, has trained over 200 kids from five local Broward County middle schools by providing free physical activity programs and after-school running clinics to help prepare them for the Fun Run.  Chipotle Mexican Grill donated healthy dinners to the kids and their families after the initial running clinics. The goal of this partnership is to let the kids know that eating healthy can be delicious too. Kenbourne Dawson, a 12 year-old student in OIC of South Florida’s Youth Force program at Silver Lakes Middle School, loves FLIPANY.  “It is a fun experience to be a part of FLIPANY’s nutrition and fitness classes. They helped me lose weight; I used to eat bad food and now I eat better. The instructors help me make better decisions and help me with my future.”

Race day will start off with fresh coffee and tea donated by Starbucks and nutritious breakfast donated by Whole Foods. After the race, the day’s events will be family focused with a Kids’ Zone full of games and activities, a big Fun Run Raffle, delicious food and drinks from food trucks, Naked Juice, and a health-fair expo with informational booths sponsored by Humana, Memorial Healthcare System, Orangetheory Fitness, free massages etc.  Awards will be given to each winner per category and the winning school that has the largest contingency participating in the 2015 run/walk will receive prizes such as donated sports equipment from Sports Authority and free tickets to Cirque du Soleil. The Fun Run Raffle will feature such things as an Aveda Product Basket, Gift Certificates to Publix, Target, local restaurants and more, tickets to South Beach Wine and Food Festival event, Family Fun and Fit happening at Jungle Island, February 21st-23rd and Cirque du Soleil tickets to Amaluna in Miami till January 25 th. If you eat something that doesn’t agree with your stomach, check out CVS Hollywood FL.

“We are so thankful for the fantastic support of our sponsors and partners of one of our largest fundraisers. Their support helps FLIPANY continue to provide physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for healthier, more food secure, communities” Lynn Kunins, CEO & Founder of FLIPANY.

Details on the Event

Packet Pick-Up

Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 11am-1pm and then again 6pm-8pm at the

Oakwood Plaza Sports Authority

4100 Oakwood Boulevard, Hollywood Florida, 33020


Hollywood North Beach Park 3601 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood, FL 33019

The start line: North Beach Park – corner of Sheridan and A1A

Event Schedule


 6:00 am –  7:45 am

10K Run Begins

 7:30 am –  9:00 am

5K Run Begins

 7:45 am –  9:00 am

Kids’ Zone

 8:00 am – 10:00 am


 9:00 am – 10:00 am

10K and 5K Medal Ceremony

 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Event FEES

Children                    $15

Adult 18+                  $25

Running Clubs          $20

Race Day                  $30


FREE until 8am



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Author: Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones specializes in social media marketing. She holds a Master's degree in Social Media Management from the University of Florida and a Social Media Professional Certificate from the University of Miami.


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