Smile Mile and 5K benefit run in Santa Rosa Beach May 11

April 17, 2019

Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) is hosting their 3rd Annual Smile Mile and 5K race on Saturday, May 11, 2019. This year, the 5k course will take participants through the canopied roads of the beautiful WaterColor community in Santa Rosa Beach. The fun begins at 7:30 a.m.
This CVHN signature event is fun for all ages, stroller-friendly, and will help raise funds that will be used to improve the health and well-being of kids in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. With more than 20 percent of children in both counties living below the poverty level, CVHN is a safety net for children who would otherwise have nowhere to turn for medical, dental and vision care.

Medals will be given for the fastest runners based on age groups and 2 grand prizes will be awarded for the largest registered team along with the team that brings in the most money. Registration is now open at

The participation fee for the 5K is $30, and the Smile Mile is $15. Participants will receive a commemorative shirt and enjoy live music and food before the awards presentation. Fees will increase by $5 after April 1.

All proceeds from this event will support programs at Children’s Volunteer Health Network, which spends 94 cents of every dollar raised to help local children. CVHN has two main programs: the CVHN Dental Clinic located in Santa Rosa Beach and a Mobile Dental Clinic that visits elementary schools and local charities.