Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo, Community Partners and Elected Officials to Lead Goals NOT Guns 5K Run, Walk or Pedal Event on May 14, to Raise Awareness and Support against Youth Gun Violence
Following the recent successful daylong Goals NOT Guns forum on youth gun violence, Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo has announced the details of his upcoming Goals NOT Guns 5K Run, Walk or Pedal, which will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 8 a.m. The special event is being organized in collaboration with Miami Marathon foundation and community leader Frankie Ruiz.
The upcoming walk will depart from Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami and follow a course which will take participants into East Little Havana and Overtown, where several deadly shootings involving children have taken place in recent years.
“I am still energized and filled with hope following our unprecedented Goals NOT Guns forum a few weeks ago and, as I announced that day, we will have several initiatives to keep this terrible epidemic at the center of our thoughts and actions,” said Commissioner Carollo.
The event is powered by United Way, and excess proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade, which last year provided close to 1 million mentoring hours. The Boys & Girls Club of Miami Dade strives to give youth a sense of belonging, increase self-worth and self-esteem through sports programs, as well as, teach valuable skills such as teamwork, respect, responsibility, and goal setting-giving our youth an alternative avenue rather than violence in the streets.
There will be music and refreshments at the conclusion. Water will be provided along the route.
WHAT: Goals NOT Guns 5K Run, Walk or Pedal
WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8 a.m.
WHERE: Starting at Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Boulevard