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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Another 5K race coming through the Grove

Another 5K in the Grove this weekend, seems there's a race every other week these days. It's getting annoying. I'm all for the causes and charities, but maybe they should start considering closing less traveled streets for a change.

The streets will be closed this time on Sunday May 18, as runners come through Coconut Grove as part of Run for Relief, a 5K walk/run raising funds for Haiti.

As you know, Haiti was hit by a severe earthquake four years ago, and is still suffering from a cholera outbreak. Though the country is still suffering tremendously, the cause has lost the attention of the public and is slipping under the radar. They're hoping to bring the community together in support of this cause that is only 681 miles off our shore with this event.

All profits will be given to Project Medishare for Haiti, a 501(c)3 non-profit registered in the State of Florida. This organization was founded in 1994 by Doctors Barth Green and Arthur Fournier from the University of Miami School Of Medicine. Since then, the organization has opened a hospital and continues to serve the people of Haiti in their medical needs. 

The good news for traffic flow is that the race will begin at 7:30 am and has an estimated finish of 8:45 am. The Southbound lanes on South Bayshore Drive, McFarlane and Main Highway will remain open at all times. All traffic flow will be managed as directed by the City of Miami Police Department. The flow of traffic will be guided through gaps between runner packs.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We participated in a 5K run 5/18/14, in Coral Gables causing traffic to be sidetracked somewhat, but all in all it was the perfect Florida day starting @ about 62 degrees. These races are now very competitive involving a lot of money, a lot! After the race in Coral Gables we ate breakfast in the area. In all probability many of the runners in the Grove will fan out to some of our local restaurants. More people are running, bicycling, swimming, boarding or just walking fast and they're doing it in the millions all about the US of A. Overall this improves health, eliminates fat, but more important it brings folks together and creates community, NOT TO MENTION IT HELPS PEOPLE IN HAITI. P.S., Talking about health: Homeowners, please note herein the comments section if after all this roadwork your pets have less fleas!? When this type of dust gets on animals with fleas, the dust appears under microscopes to be glass like shards that cut the fleas causing death. Jobie Steppe

May 18, 2014 10:56 AM  

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