Sanibel, FL (September 2020) — The 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. Committee announces opening of registration for the 12th annual race in support of FISH OF SANCAP, this year in a virtual format. Registration is open through the Fort Myers Track Club at ftmyerstrackclub.com. Cost is $40 for those who register before Oct. 20, prices increase to $45 after Oct. 20 at 11:59pm EDT. Runners participate virtually through the RaceJoy app on their smartphones and log their time at any point from when they register through October 31st.
The FISH 10K Race, out of an abundance of caution and care for participants and islanders, will be taking place virtually this year due to the COVID pandemic. While the 10K is a different format than usual, FISH is already seeing runners from across the country registering to lace up their running shoes in support of a great cause
New incentives this year include a refund of registration fee to a runner if they fundraise $250 or more (excluding processing fees) which will go to FISH of SANCAP. Additionally, for every 5 referrals a runner makes to others who sign up, they receive a $20 discount (half-off). Also new is a ‘carb’ load dinner, hosted by community partner, The Sanibel Community House, on Fri., Oct. 23. Dinner will feature Grilled Chicken Breast with Citrus notes, Tomato Pasta & Vegetable Bake, Chef Jarred’s ‘Amazing Mac and Cheese’, Salad and Garlic Bread, offered for dine in or car side delivery. For more information and reservations, visit the October calendar section at sanibelcommunityhouse.net.
“We are glad that the 12th annual race can take place despite the current situation. We are anticipating more runner participation for the virtual 10K since the race can take place anywhere at any time where all can be safe,” said Cortese. Participating runners will receive a dri-fit shirt, with the Hortoon 10K logo on the front, as well as a matching face covering which will be mailed to directly to them.
Funds raised through the 10K race will benefit FISH of SANCAP as they continue to meet the needs of islanders for nearly 40 years, including during disasters such as the current health crisis. As the islands’ only wrap-around social services organization, FISH is experiencing significant growth in program usage, particularly their Helping Hands emergency financial assistance, their food pantry, and the Meals-by-FISH hot meal delivery program for housebound island residents.
For additional information on the FISH organization and their programs and services, please contact Alicia Tighe, Executive director at 239-472-4775 or visit their website at www.fishofsancap.org.
For additional information on the 10K Race or if you are interested in sponsoring the virtual event, please contact Diane Cortese, Race Committee Chair, at Dianerc10@gmail.com.
About FISH: For over 38 years, FISH has been the social service organization on Sanibel and Captiva. We are proud to say that 92 percent of every dollar donated goes directly to our programs and services. Our wide range of human services include:
- Emergency financial assistance
- Food pantry
- Non-emergency transport on and off the Island
- Temporary loan of health equipment
- Hurricane preparedness information
- Disaster Relief program
- Daily hot meals program