Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co. 5k Hibiscus Run

VERO BEACH — Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company 5k Hibiscus Run will be the start of a day full of activities for the 2010 Hibiscus Festival.  The Run begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 17 at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport.  The course is a fast, flat, one-way route that leads runners through the streets of old Vero Beach and ends in historic Downtown Vero Beach.  One water station will be available at the halfway mark.

The entry fee is $25 in advance or $30 on race day..  Technical t-shirts will be available to the first 150 who pre-register. The annual pancake breakfast, prepared by the Lion’s Club, will be served at the Heritage Center immediately following the race for registered runners. Juice will be provided by Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company at the race and the breakfast.

Awards for the overall male and female winners, overall male and female masters and First through Third places (male & female) in the following age groups: 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+ will be presented inside the Heritage Center.

Entry fees cannot be refunded and pre-registration is encouraged.  For safety reasons, no dogs, headsets, roller-blades or baby strollers will be allowed.

Race packets will be available for pick up Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16 prior to the race at The Runner’s Depot (436 21st Street, Vero Beach) between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the registration table at the start.  Registration starts at 6 a.m.

Checks should be made to the Hibiscus Festival, memo 5K Run and mailed to P.O. Box 6253, Vero Beach, FL  32961. Please include your name, address, city, state, zip, phone, age, gender, shirt size and email address.  Participants under age 18 will need a parental signature.

Information:  Contact Mark Ashdown, Race Director at 231-9047 or email:

The City of Vero Beach is the presenting sponsor of the Hibiscus Festival to benefit Main Street Vero Beach and Vero Heritage, Inc.  Visit for full Festival information.

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