Over 800 Registered Runners at the Fall Stampede 5K
With over 800 registered runners, the rain and wind did not stop runners from showing up and competing. The new location inside the Meyer Amphitheater seamlessly welcomed runners and created a great atmosphere leading up to the start of the race. Runners enjoyed a pre-race warm-up from an Orange Theory Fitness coach and complimentary chicken biscuits from the presenting sponsor, Chick-fil-A.
Shortly after their warm-up, runners transitioned to the start/finish line and were ready to begin, many with hopes to beat their personal records. As the siren sounded, hundreds of runners bolted at the start, fighting against the wind and rain. Chick-fil-A mascot Cows and local fan favorite mascots cheered them on!
Ross Komarinetz, the male overall winner, was the first to cross the finish-line under twenty minutes, clocking in at 19:40. Mary Galbicka, the female overall winner, was closely trailing and completed the race in 23:41. Both were completely drenched in rain but excited to have completed the race in support of Urban Youth Impact and our mission.
Once the race was complete, runners and their families transitioned back to the Meyer Amphitheater and browsed through the Vendor Village, filled with local businesses including HEW Palm Beach Gardens, Target, Bolay, Subculture Coffee, Stone Barbecue as well as Urban Youth Impact’s SMART program, where they sold art created by students and protein bars for runners after the race.
Despite the weather conditions, we cannot thank all the runners enough for their participation and support. All proceeds benefit Urban Youth Impact and its programs which serve 350 inner-city youth on a weekly basis. Thanks to your support, we are able to love them through God’s Word, equip them with leadership skills and empower them to focus on what is most important – learning!
Lastly, we cannot thank our sponsors enough for partnering with us also to impact our local community and equip inner-city youth for success in their future endeavors.
Lennar Homes; Related Companies; Oxbow; H&J Contracting; First Republic Bank; FPL; Orange Theory Fitness; The Breakers Palm Beach; Gunster; Hilton West Palm Beach; Arrigo Dodge Chrysler Jeep; AMC Construction; Regal Paint Centers; Peak Seven; The Gardens Mall; Celedinas Insurance; Lighthouse Investment Partners; Morgan Stanley; Cleveland Clinic Florida; Weitz Construction; Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith; Nozzle Nolan; The Decorators Unlimited; Bolay; Whole Foods; MacGregor Boats; Platinum Properties; Hertz; Preferred Printing & Graphics; Aerojet Rocketdyne; Tux Shop; Publix; Land Rover Palm Beach; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; City Mattress; Duffy’s Sports Grill; Malasky Homes, Inc.; The Spivey Group; Olive U; Mercedes-Benz of Palm Beach