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Kara Neuverth
Media Relations Director
402-498-1305
Kara.Neuverth@boystown.org

Lauren Laferla
Media Relations Specialist
402-498-1273
Lauren.Laferla@boystown.org
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Record-Breaking Year for Candy Cane 5K

Records are made to be broken. ​With 515 runners, Boys Town Central Florida’s Candy Cane 5K was the most successful one to date.

Holiday cheer filled the air on December 12 while costumed runners gathered by the starting line. Decked out in their holiday best, the runners enjoyed warm-up stretches led by Orlando Health and were cheered on by “Kingston” the Orlando City Mascot.

“Twenty-fifteen was the most successful race thus far,” said Jackie Nitti, Community Engagement Coordinator. “It was a beautiful morning, and we had over 30 sponsors participate and show their support.”

Kids enjoyed a free “kids zone” complete with crafts, face painting, balloon animals and snow! Special appearances were made by Elsa, Snow White, Bat Girl, Batman, Spiderman, and Superman. A holiday 5K wouldn’t be complete, however, if Santa wasn’t waiting at the finish line!

Boys Town Central Florida was able to raise more than $10,000 to help with their continuum of services. A big thank you to all of the sponsors and participants who made this year’s Candy Cane 5K such a huge success!

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