Running prevents disease, promotes weight loss, and reduces stress. In addition to all those benefits, running at the Firefighters 5K on Sunday will also stroke your inner humanitarian as you raise money for the firefighter fund and muscular dystrophy. With the waves crashing on one side, and the quaint shops on the opposite, the run will be a quick, flat, and straightforward route on the Hollywood Broadwalk.
If you do the conversion and realize 5K is really a daunting 3.1 miles, walking is permitted too. And then, if you remember the sun and the humidity and Saturday night's tequila shots, you can always show your support by standing on the sidelines, in the shade, and with an Italian ice in hand.
The tenth-annual Firefighters 5K Run will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday at Charnow Park, located at 300 Connecticut St. in Hollywood. Preregistration costs $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers, and $35 on the day of the race. Call 954-474-4074, or visit active.com.
Sun., Sept. 8, 7 a.m., 2013