'Dream Big 5K' to be held at SeaWorld for a good cause

You’re invited to come run (or walk) at SeaWorld Orlando on April 16 for a good cause. The Dawn Brancheau Foundation is hosting the inaugural “Dream Big 5K” at at the theme park.

The foundation has been set up in the name of Dawn Brancheau, the SeaWorld trainer who lost her life last year in an accident with one of the killer whales. The 5K event also includes a one-mile family walk and a food collection drive. All food contributions and a portion of the race proceeds will benefit the Central Florida Children’s Home.

After the race, acknowledging Dawn’s passion for children and learning, SeaWorld’s education and pavilion area will be named the “Dawn Brancheau Educational Complex.”

Participants are encouraged to bring child-friendly, non-perishable food items to help “pack the pickups” that will transport the food contributions to the Children’s Home that afternoon. After the delivery, Foundation members and volunteers will stay to complete several major projects on the property.

Also on April 16, the Foundation will participate in the “Adopt-A-Villa” program at Give Kids the World. Foundation members and volunteers will spring clean the Foundation’s special villa and assist with the completion of other projects on the property.

Schedule of Events
Saturday, April 16
6 a.m. – Registration.
7:15 a.m. – Race start time
Community service at Give Kids the World and The Central Florida Children’s Home
11 a.m.

The registration fee is $25 and participants can pre-register online at EpicSportsMarketing.com. Volunteers interested in helping at one or both events can sign up by e-mailing the Foundation at [email protected] or visiting dawnsfoundation.org.

Dawn Brancheau Dream Big 5K

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