Back To School Family Beach Run 2012

The Fifth Annual Communities In Schools Back to School Beach Run is October 13th at 1:30 p.m. at Peter's Point.

Back To School Family Beach Run 2012The Fifth Annual Communities In Schools Back to School Beach Run is October 13th at 1:30 p.m. The non-competitive 5K run or 2K walk at Peter’s Point Park is a fun day for the entire family with music, food and awards.

“We are focused on giving kids the tools they need to succeed in school and in life,” says Theresa Duncan, CIS Nassau Community Coordinator. “This event and the activities leading up to it help us in that mission by encouraging families to spend time together and by helping to promote healthy, active lifestyles.” In the weeks leading up to the event, CIS volunteers will visit Nassau County Schools to provide health and fitness information, training techniques, and encouragement to participating students.

The Nassau County school with the most total adult and child participants will receive a prize of $1,000 to be used for health or fitness related. Last year, Callahan Middle School won first place and Yulee Middle won the $500 second place prize. All public and private K-12 schools in the county are eligible to win.

Registration information is online at, and forms will be available at all Nassau County schools after September 1st. The run is open to all children, teens and adults. Adult entry is $20 and sponsors are also needed at $20 each to ensure all students 18 and under can participate for free. A limited number of business sponsorships are also available.

CIS Nassau surrounds students with a community of support to help them to succeed in school and in life. This year alone 560 youth in six Nassau schools received intensive individual and small group support and remediation. Services are provided before, during, and after school and may include academic tutoring, summer remediation, family support, food, clothing, college and career exploration, individual coaching, bullying prevention, anger management, and healthy lifestyles education.

In addition to case-managed services, over 3,000 youth age 11-18 had access to large-group, walk-in, short-term or referral services provided by CIS at Nassau County middle and high schools.

CIS Nassau is a private nonprofit and is funded partially by the United Way of Northeast Florida and The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation.

More information or to find out how you can help, visit us online at or contact Theresa Duncan at (904)321-2000.

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