Cleft Proud Virtual 5K "Running for Smiles"
Fun-Run / Walk

Join us for our fall FCPA fundraiser, a virtual 5K fun-run, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2021. All proceeds from this event support the Florida Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association, which is dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration, and education within the Florida cleft and craniofacial community.

Our vision is that one day, all children in Florida with cleft lip, cleft palate, or other craniofacial anomalies will have access to state-of-the-art care.

As a virtual participant, you can run or walk wherever you want, whenever you want (on October 24), and at your own pace! All finishers receive a medal.

What Is a Virtual 5K?

A virtual 5K allows you to choose your own start time and place, including your favorite trail, neighborhood route, or even treadmill. You run the race distance, upload your finishing time, and receive a medal after the race.

Instead of tracking times for the fastest finishers, the event will recognize those who have helped raise the most money and reward them with a token of appreciation from the FCPA.

How Can I Help?

Please tell your friends, family, and colleagues about this event, and share it on your personal Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages.

And on race day, print your unique race bib, pin it on your shirt, snap a selfie, and post on social media your favorite photos from the event. Please be sure to use the hashtags #FCPA5k and #RunningforSmiles5k. Our goal is to spread cleft and craniofacial awareness and help promote the FCPA. Registration for this event will open in July 2021.

What Do the Virtual 5K Runners Receive?

All runners receive a medal after the race, and those that would like a race t-shirt may purchase one during the registration process. The last day to order a t-shirt is October 1, 2021, so that we can order and ship the shirts in time for race day.

As an added incentive, if you encourage 5 people to register, you will receive a refund of your race fee. So spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and email friends, family, and colleagues about the FCPA Virtual 5k. Please use the hashtags #FCPA5k or #RunningforSmiles5k when posting on social media.

Can Non-Runners Participate and Support the FCPA?

If you prefer not to run or walk but still would love to participate, you can donate to the FCPA through the RunSignUp registration portal once it has been activated. Simply click the “Donate” button at the top right of the  homepage. You can donate under a team or person. You can find the fundraisers’ names listed on the Donation page.

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