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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2022 2 months ago

Miles to Go invites community to first 5K run/walk fundraiser this weekend

Miles to Go Charities, founded in 2018 by 9-year-old Miles Newbold, has distributed nearly 6,000 bags to the homeless in Central Florida.
by: Annabelle Sikes Staff Writer

A local nonprofit organization is asking the community to come out for a fundraising event this weekend. 

Miles to Go, which we most recently told you about here, aims to provide individuals in need with the basic necessities they might not have access to otherwise. The custom drawstring bags are filled with items ranging from toothbrushes and deodorant to hand sanitizer, beef jerky and an MTG T-shirt.

Started by 9-year-old Windermere resident Miles Newbold and his mom Danielle, Miles, now 13 years old, and the nonprofit have donated more than 6,000 MTG bags. 

In order to continue the efforts, the nonprofit is hosting the first Miles to Go 5K run/walk fundraiser with 100% of ticket proceeds going directly to benefit Miles to Go.

The 5K is a double-looped course on a paved surface, followed immediately after by a celebratory party with food trucks, local vendors and children's activities.

The family-friendly event is welcoming participants of all ages. The event will accommodate both experienced runners and more casual walkers/family groups with a staggered start time and wide course.

The 5K will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Bill Frederick Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road. 

To sign-up for the event, click here. For more information on Miles to Go, click here. 

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Annabelle Sikes is a staff writer at the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.  Her past...

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