The First Annual 'Run to the Rescue 5k Run' Hosted by the Harrigan Foundation Announces Additional Sponsors for Charity Event

The February 6th, 2016 Run to the Rescue 5K Run and 1 Mile walk hosted by The Harrigan Foundation is gearing up to be a great success even in its first year of operation. The event has already garnered 21 sponsors throughout the community. The charity run and walk is raising money to help first responders who suffer from addiction and/or trauma related issues. The event is sponsored by Palm Partners and Palm Healthcare. The race begins at 7:00 a.m. at 340 South Ocean Blvd. in Delray Beach, FL. The run is slated to be an annual event.

Participating businesses include: Palm Healthcare; Optimal Life in Delray; Runner’s Edge; Royal Life Centers; Orange Theory Fitness of Delray Beach: SC Advertising Solutions; Printer’s Choice, LLC; Aqua Springs;; Dawn Wagner- State Farm Insurance Agent; The Biostation; 111 First Delray; NetworkX; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Viking Holdings, LLC; Keefe McCollough; Prachel Painting; Anuttara Yoga Shala in Deerfield Beach; Fred’s Tennis; Boca Surf & Sail; and Planet Juice in Delray Beach.

“Some of these sponsors have made generous contributions in raising money for First Responders, while others have donated prizes for the various activities during the Run to the Rescue event,” Media Manager Laura Kerbyson said.  “There a number and a variety of exciting and fun prizes donated by sponsors. Among the prizes to be awarded for adult participants are:

• A $25.00 Gift certificate to Fred’s Tennis

• A $25.00 Gift Card to Boca Surf & Sail

• $25.00 Gift cards to Planet Juice in Delray Beach

• $25.00 Gift certificates to Runners Edge in Boca Raton

• Gift certificates for 10 FREE classes at Anuttara Yoga Shala in Deerfield Beach

• 7 Wireless stereo headsets from Seduced Audio and SoundBot- donated by Palm Healthcare

But the prizes don’t stop there! For the kids there are bags of fun filled prizes to be raffled off. These action packed prizes include:

• Super Hero Puzzles

• Super Hero Action Figures

• Cartoon Kites

• Fire Fighter and Police Officer Play Sets

• Assorted Candy, stickers and other goodies

The festivities are kicking off Saturday morning at 7 a.m., and there will be live entertainment from 8- 10 a.m., featuring local musician Acoustic Pop/Singer Songwriter Sabrina Renee performing cover songs of fan favorites.

Participants are welcome and encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero in honor of the everyday heroes we are all gathering to celebrate. “Some of the event sponsors are already getting in on the fun by donning superhero costumes of their own, and Orange Theory of Delray Beach, who will be leading the morning warm-ups, have even ordered orange superhero T-shirts for their own employees!” said Doris Harrigan, the Director of the Harrigan Foundation.

“Volunteers of the race will be provided with a superhero cape of their own and a special light blue race t-shirt. Every participant will receive a color certificate, including volunteers, runners and walkers. Up to 200 participants will receive gift bags filled with materials such as:

• Brochures and information from several of the sponsors

• Water bottles

• Stress balls

• Pedometers

•  Goodie bags for the kids,” said Palm Healthcare Vice President of Training and Marketing Doug McGuirk.

Three medals for each age category will be awarded after the race as well as medals for the overall winners.

Breakfast after the race will include: fresh fruit, power bars, granola bars and bottled water.

“Special activities at the race include the Instagram Photo Contest! Palm Healthcare wants to challenge everyone to take a “selfie” with as many super heroes as they can and post to Instagram with hashtag #RuntotheRescue, “said Palm Healthcare Internet Marketer Justin McKibben.  “To enter the Instagram contest:

•  Follow @palmpartners on Instagram

•  Take “selfies” with super heroes

•  Post on Instagram #RuntotheRescue and tag @palmpartners.”

The afternoon of the race two participants will be selected from the photos to win a special prize.

Special pricing has been added to the Runsignup web site at  for high school students between the ages of 14-18.  They can now register for the race at the special rate of $20 per person.

“Between now and 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 3rd we are offering a team incentive,” Kerbyson said. “Teams that signup on the race site with 10 or more people are eligible to win a Powerbeats 2 Wireless headset and $60 iTunes gift card.”

The course for the race begins on Gleason Street and loops around to A1A. Runners will turn around at George Bush Blvd. and return to Anchor Park in Delray Beach, FL.

“The Harrigan Foundation would again like to take the time to celebrate all the amazing efforts that have been put into making the first Run to the Rescue such an astonishing success so far. Our incredible sponsors have done so much to help us bring this cause to life and we are extremely grateful for everyone who has pushed to help us spread the word and make such an amazing event possible," Doris Harrigan said.

Contact Information:

Laura Kerbyson
Media Manager
Palm Health Care
(561) 921 – 6126

Registration Web Site:

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