A Faux-K features all the festivities you love about a 5k — the camaraderie, the celebration, the entertainment — but without the running. You read that right. No running.
The Thornton Park District Faux-K presented by Fry Hammond Barr invites you to lace up your sneakers, pin on a numbered bib and snap a photo at the finish line — all without breaking a sweat. And it’s for a good cause. Learn about our beneficiary, the Howard Middle School Foundation.
Online registration closes APRIL 1 at 12PM.
WALK-IN registration begins APRIL 1 at 5PM
Tuesday, April 1
5PM – Event Starts: Packet Pick Up and Walk-In Registration Opens
6PM – Opening Ceremony with performances by Howard Middle School Show Choir and Band
9PM – Event Ends
Race Day Registration is $25 and cannot guarantee event t-shirt.
Whether you’re a seasoned runner or still have tags on your workout clothes, everyone is invited to the Faux-K. All registered participants will receive a race bib and an event t-shirt. Every participant over 21 will receive one free drink ticket with entry, a proof of ID is required.
With a goal to make the Thornton Park District Faux-K as hyper-local as possible, the Howard Middle School Foundation was chosen as the event beneficiary because of its location in the neighborhood and its impact on young residents. Proceeds raised from the Faux-K will fund grants for the teachers and programs at Howard Middle School, which opened in downtown Orlando in 1926.
Established by a group of parents in 2012, the Foundation engages the community to fund and foster creative inspiration and excellence at Howard Middle School, a Title One school that is part of the Orange County Public School system. Students from all over the county attend the school for its visual and performing arts magnet program — some as far away as Apopka, Lake Nona, Windermere and Wedgefield. The program allows children who could never afford private lessons access to dance, voice, musical theater, orchestra, visual arts, forensic science, aviation and more than 40 electives. The Howard Middle School Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation that bridges the gap in essential funding.
Learn more about Howard Middle School
Thank you to all the Faux-K sponsors. Without their support, this event would not be possible.
If you or your business is interested in becoming a sponsor for the inaugural Thornton Park District Faux-K, please contact:
Mary Hillyer Peelen