Beat the heat and experience the excitement of Lake Nona at the newly revamped Run Nona H20!
On Saturday afternoon, Aug. 28, the Lake Nona community welcomes back Run Nona H20 for participants of all ages. Runners and walkers will have a “splashing time” as they explore Orlando’s coolest community. Events and activities include the Nemours Kids’ Run, where kids run distances between 100 yards and one mile. After the kids’ run, the 14th Annual Run Nona 5K begins. The 3.1-mile run/walk starts at Lake Nona Town Center and winds through the beautiful streets of Lake Nona. Along the route, you will have the opportunity to take part in splash zone activations to keep you cool throughout the race.
This year, Lake Nona’s signature race will transform into a family-fun water festival right in Lake Nona Town Center. There will be ice-cold treats, live entertainment, and several unique, H20-inspired activations. Once the sun goes down, join us at the Beacon for a one-of-a-kind party like you’ve never seen before! (Warning … it’s a major splash zone.) You’ll also be able to enjoy curated food and beverages by the culinary team of Boxi Park throughout the event in our “splash-free” designated areas.
The exercise pros at Lake Nona Performance Club have designed 5K training guides to help runners and walkers finish the event feeling accomplished. A Beginner Training Guide will help first-timers enjoy the 3.1-mile experience. The Perform Better Training Guide is for athletes looking to achieve a personal best. Download a free 5K Training Guide at RunNona.com.
All participants in the 5K and Kids’ Run receive a T-shirt and finisher medal. Using chip timing, awards are presented to the top 5K finishers overall and in age group categories. Bragging rights are up for grabs as the fastest male and female Lake Nona residents receive a special community award!
In the spirit of friendly competition, rally your co-workers or civic group to Run Nona H20. One company or civic group with the most participants (minimum: 15) wins an award and a $500 donation to their charity of choice, a 501(c)(3) organization. Our current champion is hoping for some competition – the Lake Nona Soccer Academy has won the team competition two years in a row. It’s easy to form a team and have some fun at Run Nona H20!
Crossing the 5K finish line is just the beginning of a fun-filled afternoon! Join us at the new post-race dance party at Boxi Park. Grab your family, friends and neighbors and meet up at Lake Nona Town Center for a splash-tastic day of festivities! Having this much fun never felt so good. Event proceeds benefit the Track Shack Youth Foundation and the Tavistock Foundation.
For more information or to register, run to RunNona.com.