The ME STRONG 5k Run-Walk is an annual DeLand event and is now the largest 5k hosted in Volusia County! Five incredible women pulling together the community, sponsorship and support that has made this event a huge success. Proceeds raised from the event went toward assisting community members battling cancer and cancer research.
It was incredible to see so MANY people come out to Run/Walk or even just for support in the MeStrong 5K to fight local cancer this past weekend. Did you know that it has grown to be the largest 5k hosted in Volusia County?! In addition to the annual 5k, Me Strong hosts a variety of events that promote healthy living and strong communities and that is exactly what happened this weekend! Watch the Video and share with all. #WeAreHappyDeLand #SupportLocal
Posted by Happy DeLand on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Run, Jog, Walk
Whether running or walking, each participant’s step was a step of passion. Cheer stations and spectators helped encourage and keep the momentum going strong. Stetson University Cheerleaders, a local school band, and many others were at every corner and lined the roadways with glorious praise throughout the entirety of the race. Among the runners and walkers were; representatives from many local businesses, Government affiliates, Sports and health enthusiasts, runners with tutus and some of them were dressed in full cartoon costume! As they came in, each participant was met by the local DeLand Fire Department to high five them in before they heading past the joy filled announcers proudly encouraging them as they cross the finish line. Medals and special recognitions were plentiful and pictures and videos captured every moment. Thank you to all the sponsors, runners, walkers, supporters and of course the Me Strong Team for making this 5k a monumental success!
If you missed this 5k have no dismay, there will be another one next year and they have a number of events throughout the year.