running with glasses

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Race Start 8:00 a.m.
South Causeway Park
Fort Pierce, FL

This is no joke! On Saturday, March 30, 2019, United Against Poverty of St. Lucie County will host a one-of-a-kind charity run/walk, the Fools Day 5k.

Fools Day 5k is a professionally-timed race for participants of all ages and abilities.

Put on a pair of Groucho novelty glasses (included with registration) and “Be a Blessing in Disguise” for the 50,052 households in St. Lucie County that earn less than what it costs to afford the basic necessities.

Join friends and neighbors to run, jog or walk through a unforgettable 3.1 mile course filled with silly string, chattering teeth and other fun surprises. In addition to helping raise the crucial funds that fuel our mission, your participation will help shine a light on the dark and demoralizing cycle of poverty in St. Lucie County.

The goal of this community-based event is to raise funds and awareness for United Against Poverty of St. Lucie County, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and empowering people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.

 

Event Schedule

7:00 a.m. On-Site Registration and Packet-Pick-up Begins
7:30 a.m. On-Site Registration Ends
8:00 a.m. Race Start
9:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony

Registration Details

  • Adult Early Bird - $20
    Through January 31
  • Adult Regular - $25
    February 1 – March 25
  • Adult Team Member - $20
    Teams of 10 or More
  • Adult at Packet Pick-Up & On-Site Registration - $30
    March 26 through March 30
  • Junior - $15
    Youth under the age of 18

Each participant receives the following:

Registration Swag

Commemorative Event T-Shirt

A cotton version of the 2019 Fools Day 5k race shirt.

Pair of Groucho Glasses

A traditional pair of Groucho novelty glasses to wear during the race and keep as a fun souvenir.

Finisher Medal

A one-of-a-kind finisher medal to add to your collection!

Entry in the Flickin’ Chicken Contest

Toss a traditional rubber chicken in the Flickin’ Chicken contest for a chance to win exciting prizes.

Race Bib and Timing Chip

Professional race timing on a sanctioned 5k course with posted results.

On Course and Pre/Post Race Refreshments

Three water stations along the route with unlimited access to pre and post-race refreshments.

Goody Bag

No event is complete without one! You’ll find surprise goodies including exclusive offers at local businesses and fun freebies from our sponsors.

We want to say thank you for fundraising!

Participants will be rewarded for hitting these benchmarks.

Fundraising Swag

For every $50 a participant raises, they will receive an additional rubber chicken to throw in the Flickin’ Chicken contest.

Participants raising at least $200 will receive everything included with basic registration, a Flickin’ Chicken entry for every $50 raised and a black “Blessing in Disguise” performance race shirt.

One-of-a-kind chattering teeth trophies will be awarded to the top three individual and top three team fundraisers.

Top Teams

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Top Fundraisers

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With good intentions, many organizations address the symptoms of poverty by providing something for nothing. These handouts may help people get by, but they often end up stripping people of their dignity instead of lifting and empowering them.

UP St. Lucie, as our program participants call us, is a nonprofit organization that exists to break the cycle of poverty in our community through programs that focus on empowerment rather than entitlement. We are proud to serve an average of 414 families in need each day!

 

Our Purpose: To inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.

On-Site Services Include:

  • Member Share Grocery Program
  • Success Training Employment Program
  • Crisis stabilization assistance
  • DCF Access Florida staffed office onsite
  • Life skills workshops
  • Computer lab
  • Health screenings & flu shot clinics
  • Free income tax preparation