LakeFest and the 5K Run/Walk- This 5K run/walk will start at and end on beautiful Circle Drive at Lake DeFuniak, #1 roundest lake in America at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. The scenic paved run will showcase many of DeFuniak’s homes listed on the historic register. Cool down afterwards at the Dash n’ Splash fun run starting at 11:30 a.m.
Bring your friends and family for a fun day to come out to run or walk through the historic community surrounding Lake DeFuniak. Try out your first 5K. There are many opportunities to get awards even for beginners, seniors, and youth. The event is a fundraiser for the Walton County Prevention Coalition for youth drug prevention and will be timed by International Running Company, using their Jaguar chip timing system.
Runners can register here up until the race starts. Registration price starts at $15 and pre-registration includes a great Lakefest gift with your registration. The 5K race begins at 7 a.m. at the Chautauqua Center on 96 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 and ends at the same location. The route will take runners by some of the historic homes that surround Lake DeFuniak. In addition, there will be door prizes and refreshments for runners/walkers.
Awards will be given to both male and female runners across multiple categories. These include 1st – 3rd overall finishers, Master, Grand Master, top finishers in each age group, wheelchairs, and the overall male and female winner for walkers.
The Dash N’ Splash Fun Run is aquatic themed and will begin at 11:30 a.m. Participants will get SOAKED from water features along the all paved route. This race is included with the 5K registration fee or as a separate event for those who do not want to run the 5K. $5 per individual or $20 for 4-9 immediate family members.
Make a day of it and bring the whole family to stay and enjoy music, vendors, and entertainment at LakeFest 2016.