It was bound to happen sooner or later: your friends told you to sign up for a 5K. Everyone is doing it, they said. It will be fun, and good for you, they added.
But you're not even so sure how long 5K is. Is it like a mile? (How long is a mile anyway?) Do you really want to get out of bed at 6 a.m. on a weekend to run? For any reason?
On the other hand, it is actually good for you and, being fundraisers, they're good for lots of other people too; people who maybe don't even have the option of getting up at 6 a.m. to run if they wanted to. Great, now you feel guilty.
You can make that guilty voice — and your nagging friends — shut up this weekend, at the Tap 42 "Tap Takes Over" 5K. And, bonus, this race even has a signature cocktail.
As part of the launch of their Philanthropic Arm, Tap Takes Over, Tap 42 in Fort Lauderdale will host a 5K to benefit Voices for Children of Broward on Saturday, April 25. The course will weave through downtown Fort Lauderdale and end at Tap 42 with a post-race "Re-Fuel Breakfast Station."
Participants can register online, and late registration will also be available pre-race starting at 6 a.m. the day of the event. All ages are welcome to attend, and all proceeds will benefit Voices for Children of Broward. Voices for Children, in conjunction with the Guardian ad Litem Program, provides financial resources for health, education, and social needs for children in the foster care and child welfare system.
According to Tap 42 chief operating officer Andy Yeager, Tap 42 will continue to host regular philanthropic events to support the local community.
"Since our inception, Tap 42 has always done monthly fundraising events at the restaurant to support local and national charities," said Yeager. "As our initial kickoff event for Tap Takes Over, our team really felt a special connection to Voices for Children for Broward County, and knew that hosting a 5k in our city would help garner the attention that this cause so greatly deserves. There are so many children that fall victim to neglect and abuse, and we wanted to help their voice be heard."
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The goal is to raise over $10,000 for this cause. To do so, the Tap Takes Over weekend of events will kickoff with a pre-race happy hour and registration party at Tap 42 on Friday, April 24. Local coconut purveyor, Coconut Cartel, will provide coconuts for the restaurant’s signature Cartel Cocktail, and 100 percent of the proceeds will also benefit Voices for Children.
Tap Take Over will take place on Saturday, April 25, at Tap 42. The event begins at 7:30 a.m., with pre-registration at 6 a.m. Cost is $20 per person. Register online at EventBrite.
You can be really ambitious and run a double header. Check out the Walk like MADD & MADD Dash setting out from Huizenga Plaza in Bubier Park in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.