Let me start with a saying we’re all familiar with. “Life is a marathon, not a sprint.” While the “finish line” seems a bit closer now that we have vaccines and more information on the transmission & treatment for Covid-19, we are still cautious in regards to mass gatherings. In addition, at this time the City of Boca Raton is not issuing any permits for special events until they can be sure that it is safe for us all to be together again. With this being said, we have still submitted a permit application for April 25, and if we get notified that we are also able to hold a Live event then we will update that on this page as well as on our Facebook page. In either case, the Registration Limit will be kept to 250 registrants for 2021. In the case we are approved to hold a Live event, we will have appropriate safety procedures in place.
While we absolutely envisioned our 2021 event to be LIVE, the health and wellness of all of you, our volunteers, sponsors and community remain our #1 priority.
100% of the funds raised from Run From the Rays will be donated to our beneficiaries to support the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of malignant melanoma and other life-threatening forms of skin cancer, as well as keeping the all of the free sunscreen dispensers we have placed at parks, clubs and the beach maintained and filled!
Packet pickup will be at Runner’s Edge from 4/16/21-4/24/21 and will include your 2021 Custom race medal, bib, fun race swag and the super-soft and amazing t-shirt that we are known for!
*Medals and t-shirts will be limited to the first 250 registered and paid participants*
All registered and paid participants will also be automatically entered into our RAFFLE for some fantastic prizes donated by our wonderful Sponsors!
We will post the race course here and on our Facebook page, and will have our Opening Ceremonies on Facebook Live at 6:50am on Sunday, April 25th. We encourage you to run or walk the 1 or 3.1 miles either on the actual course or on your own regular run course, anytime in the week leading up to/or on April 25th. Bring your Race Bib to Palm Beach Bagel on the morning of Sunday, April 25th, for a free bagel and coffee/juice!
We are also offering registration for our 2nd Annual “We Run Boca” Trilogy. Please see information below.
Whatever your choice is, we at SafeSun™ want you to know that we remain incredibly grateful to all of you who have chosen to support our mission, whether it’s your 1st time or your 9th. Call or email me with any questions. Stay safe and healthy!
Thank you ALL so much,
Fran Nachlas and The Team at SafeSun™
Finisher medals and t-shirts guaranteed to first 250 REGISTERED & PAID participants! Proceeds from the event benefit selected charities which provide skin cancer awareness, prevention, screening, treatment, education and research of Melanoma and other life threatening forms of Skin Cancer. Past Race beneficiaries include: The Caridad Center of Palm Beach County, Melanoma Research at Moffitt Cancer Center, League of Ribbons at The Lynn Cancer Center, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, AVDA, Dermatology Medical Missions, Inc., The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation, Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, Kindness Matters 365, The Melanoma Foundation of New England, The Boca Raton High School Swim Team, The Boca West Children’s Foundation and The Special Compass Organization. Race director: Fran Nachlas, SafeSun™. Call 561-350-5110 for information. Managed by Runner’s Edge Foundation.
The “We Run Boca Trilogy” will include 3 great races for 3 great causes at 1 awesome price! Races include: Run From The Rays 5K , Run For The Ribbons 5K (Date TBD for Summer or Fall 2021) and The Devil Dog 5K (Date TBD for Fall 2021)!
$75 registration fee includes a super soft long sleeved tee ONLY for the Trilogy participants and a custom Trilogy bib! If you have already registered for Run From The Rays, and would like to UPGRADE to the Trilogy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-350-5110 and it will be taken care of. Thank you!
Packet pickup: 4/16/21 (noon)-4/24/21 ( ends at 12pm on Saturday 4/24!) at Runner’s Edge, 3195 N. Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL.
**PLEASE NOTE: There are NO REFUNDS.**