Proceeds from the first annual Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally went to the Boy and Girls Clubs of Nassau County and the Nassau Humane Society.
The Byrns family created the Ben Byrns Foundation after the loss of their son, Ben. The Foundation hosts a 5K run at the airport to raise funds to support their mission to strive to educate and guide young adults to make good decisions in their lives.
This is an all volunteer-organization.
This year’s race is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2013. The Ben Byrns Foundation will be at the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market on N. 7th Street in downtown Fernandina Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with a table to let people know about their organization and its mission. They will also be handing out race information and accepting race registrations.
Proceeds from the first annual Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally went to the Boy and Girls Clubs of Nassau County and the Nassau Humane Society. The Boys and Girls Club of Nassau County is creating a “Teen” center that will cater to young adults who tend to shy away from the club at the age fourteen, so once again, proceeds will be shared between the two groups.