Three organizations that hold charity-based 5K races in downtown Kissimmee the first part of the year are joining forces to spread the word in the community about their very special events  — together.

Kissimmee Main Street, the Osceola Council on Aging and The Transition House will band together to form the “Try 2 Tri”, encouraging racers to enter all three events.

Those who sign up and participate in all three will earn a special medal.

It’s an opportunity for those in the community to support three great charities and challenge yourself to complete three 5K’s (in about two months). We (Kissimmee Main Street) are sponsoring the first event, the Kissimmee 5K on February 8th. Working together, we can support each other in their efforts to help the community.

Diana Marrero-Pinto

Executive Director, Kissimmee Main Street

We are so excited to be joining together with Kissimmee Main Street and The Transition House in the marketing effort for our upcoming 5K events.

Wilda Belisle

Vice President of Nutrition and Director of Osceola Meals On Wheels, Osceola Council On Aging, Osceola Meals On Wheels

The events are:

The Kissimmee 5K, Feb. 8: the 12 the annual event, held the weekend prior to Valentine’s Day, promotes heart health with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association. City and County Commissioner Cheryl Grieb made it an annual tradition for years to appear on the course in a gigantic heart suit.

KUA Presents the March for Meals, March 14: this annual event benefits the Meals on Wheels program. It’s part of a national campaign held every March by the Meals on Wheels Association of America to raise national awareness of senior hunger issues and encourage local community participation. The hope is to gather more program volunteers at the event.

Transition House Alcohol Awareness Month Family Fun 5K, April 4: this is the third annual event, held by the nonprofit organization founded by Tom Griffin in 1993 that provides behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, to kick off National Alcohol Awareness Month. This is a free event is family-friendly and open to participants of all ages.

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