At Apryle Showers, we’re warming up for our second annual 10K race in Ponte Vedra, Florida to be held on April 7 in Nocatee. This wonderful community event is part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funding for Apryle’s Mission: to serve individuals ages 30-55 currently undergoing treatment for cancer. We offer services that help restore hope to people fighting for their lives.

With the partnership of Nocatee, we’ve put together a great course that is conducive to moving large numbers of people with lots of spectator and community support. Our goal is to make the Apryle Showers Run – Florida’s Fastest 10K one of our area’s best three annual running events each spring, alongside the DONNA 26.2 (in February) and the Gate River Run 15K (in March). The town of Nocatee has a beautiful, mostly flat, 6.2-mile loop that offers a smooth and fast course for runners of all levels. Having a great course, a great cause, and a great community, gives us confidence we’ll have 10,000 runners participating in this terrific event sometime in the near future!

Top (male and female) finishers in the race will receive cash awards, starting at $500 for first place and $400 for second place – third, fourth, and fifth placers will get $300, $200 and $100 respectively. Top age-group finishers will also get a recognition prize in addition to their podium picture captured to the sound of applause.

In addition, ALL participants get the awesome SWAG! The Apryle Showers Race Committee is made up mostly of runners and triathletes and we know the importance of great SWAG. We’re committed to having a great quality (soft) T-shirt, a large medal and some other cool surprise giveaways of value. What’s better is the post-race party to celebrate a morning of fun with community, friends, and family.

We have got the kiddos covered, too! All parents are encouraged to join their children, ages 12 and under, for the kick off Inaugural Apryle Showers Kids Fun Run presented by Ponte Vedra Pediatric Dentistry.  The 0.5-mile course will start and finish at Nocatee Splash Park and medals will be awarded to the first 200 finishers. All participants in the Kids Fun Run will receive a race bib and T-shirt.

As for registration, it’s easy, click here and choose the option to run with us locally or virtually. For those of you who are passionate about Apryle’s Mission, please consider joining Apryle’s Army by creating a fundraising team, joining an existing team or fundraising as an individual. You can also register to volunteer or support in other ways. No support is too large or small.

If you live outside of driving distance, you can also participate in the 10K virtually, along with others all across the United States and other countries around the world. Run where you live! You’ll get the same great race shirt and medal sent out to your location. Virtual participants can post selfies on our Facebook page – we love that!

We’d like to thank our event sponsors and supporters who make this run happen. A big shout out to MAI Capital Management, Ponte Vedra Pediatric Dentistry, TD Ameritrade, the UPS Store, THE PLAYERS, CADDIEMASTER and Dome Headware Company, as well as the town of Nocatee. We’d also like to thank Ultimate Racing Inc, our race management partner.

Other companies and groups can still sign up to sponsor this exciting event here.

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