This weekend I participated in the Quack Attack on Poverty 5k presented by The Orlando Solar Bears. This one-of-a-kind run/walk benefits United Against Poverty, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.
We had so much fun! The whole event is rubber ducky themed and you get a rubber ducky pool float with your registration. The idea is everyone runs the 5k wearing the rubber ducky float. The ducky float wasn’t the easiest thing to run in, but it was super cute and fun.
The race was sponsored by the Orlando Solar bears, so in addition to helping out with the race they also gave everyone tickets to a Solar Bears game over the weekend. We even got to have our picture taken with Shades!
In addition to raising money through race registrations people were able to raise additional fund on their own or with a team. The individuals and teams raised an additional $17,984 – how great is that!
This event was a great way to start the weekend. I loved being able to participate in a race that was fun and benefited a great cause. I will definitely be participating again next year!