Osceola Council on Aging held their 2019 March for Meals 5K St. Patrick’s Run/Walk presented by Kissimmee Utility Authority Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, at the Kissimmee Lakefront Park with over 600 participants.
The Osceola County weather was perfect while runners and walkers gathered bright and early to register, receive their March for Meals t-shirts, and prepare themselves for the 5K race with a special pre-race warm-up exercise.
Participants were able to bid on silent auction items and visit booths set up by the sponsors before and after the race. Those booths included Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Hooters, Simply Healthcare, Fit2Run, Consulate Health Care, A Hero For Kids, ACR, and Community Connection 27.
Positively Osceola spoke with Beverly Hougland, CEO of Osceola Council on Aging before the race. Beverly expressed that this event means a lot to her because this is her last event before retiring after 40 years of being with this amazing organization.
“Thank you to the whole community for the opportunity to serve them. It has been an amazing career. I’ve been able to see all the good people in the world. I’m not going away, I’ll still be around. I’m going to be there #1 volunteer!”
– Beverly Hougland
Congratulations to the top 3 Male Runners:
1st– Oscar Cruz #778 – (Time 18.01)
2nd– Esteban Martinez #702 – (Time 19.26)
3rd– Bob Butler #78 – (Time 19.39)
Congratulations to the top 3 Female Runners:
1st– Adelina Thompson #345 – (Time 23.29)
2nd– Alexandria Condell #784 – (Time 22.17)
3rd– Christina Ortiz #457 – (Time 25.11)
Congratulations to the 1st Male and Female Senior to Finish the Race:
Joe Komarcony (Time 27.50)
Barb Kauzlarich (Time 36.00)
Special thank you to all of the March for Meals Teams:
Neptune Elementary School – Raised over $1,000
Osceola County Tax Collection – Received the Beverly Hougland Award
The Shamrockers – Award for Largest Team with 78 participants
Osceola County Sheriff’s Office – Award for Most Spirit
Lettuce Run Together
The Movers and Shakers
Team Help Now
OSHA Ni lle
Running For Fun with Friends
Osceola Council on Aging serves over 20,000 seniors throughout Osceola County and will continue to do so with the support of the community through events like this mornings 5K race. We can’t think of a better way to make a Positive Difference in Osceola County!
Osceola Council on Aging raised over $32,000 for their 2019 March for Meals 5K and are so grateful for everyone who came out to the event to show support! Osceola Council on Aging along with Positively Osceola look forward to seeing everyone next year! For more information on Osceola Council on Aging click here.