The Cornerstone Leads the Way 5k is a scenic 3 mile run through the secluded Cross Florida Greenway. Our race is the perfect mix of competition, and family friendly fun. The race begins with a bang, as the Cornerstone kids are there to help hype everyone up. We allow dogs on the race (towards the back), and do so proudly with the support of our partner VOCAL. This race is fun for all ages, and we always have fun bright Race-day t-shirts and medals for the finishers. Following the 5k there will be the 2nd annual Puppy Parade Fun Run, which allows you to dress up with your 4-legged friend and have a blast as you walk the 1 mile loop.
The proceeds from the race go towards The Cornerstone School's tuition assistance program. This program helps keep our independent non-profit school affordable and accessible to a wide array of diverse socio-economic groups. The race earnings are also aiding our friends at VOCAL (Voices of Change Animal League) in their goal to help humanely control our communities' overpopulation of unwanted pets. Funds raised by the race will help VOCAL in their efforts to: Educate the community on reasons why to spay and neuter their pets, offer affordable spay and neuter clinics, provide reduced rates for dog training classes, and increase pet adoption and fostering within our community.
This is an early morning run that starts off at 8:00am for the runners and 8:05am for the walkers. Children 5 and under are FREE!
So grab your family and friends (both 4-legged and 2), come out on September 22nd, and help us run, walk and wag our way to a better community. Your hard fought miles on the track will directly benefit a deserving child who will now get a chance at an exceptional education tailored to fit their learning style, as well as continue VOCAL's mission to make Marion County a 100% no-kill county. Thank you for your support and we’ll see you at the finish line!
• Access to chip-timed race event
• Race bib
• Race day T-shirt
• Finisher's medals (for first 400 finishers)
• 5K Swag Bag
• Complimentary breakfast
• Access to event (1 mile loop)
• Dog-tag finisher medal for each pup
• Entry into the Cutest Pet Costume Contest
• Also, enjoy our Puppy Kissing Booth, Pet adoption tent