Thornton Park Distric Faux-KWEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015

5:30 to 9PM • The Veranda at Thornton Park


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Event Info

First things first, what’s a Faux-K?

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 the Howard Middle School Foundation 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, the Howard Middle School Foundation. The Foundation plays an essential role at the school by bridging the gap for funding arts and technology, while supporting the homeless and families at Howard Middle School.


Online registration closes MARCH 31 at 12PM
WALK-IN registration begins APRIL 1 at 5:30PM


Wednesday, April 1
5:30PM – Event Starts: Packet Pickup and Walk-In Registration Opens
6PM – Opening Ceremony with performances by Howard Middle School Show Choir, Band and Elite Performance Dance Troupe
9PM – Event Ends

Race Day Registration is $25 and cannot guarantee event t-shirt.

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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.

Registration will remain open until 12PM on APRIL 1. Faux-K t-shirts will not be guaranteed for registrations after March 24.

Online registration is now closed. Tickets can be purchased at the door on April 1. See you at the finish line!

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The Howard Middle School Foundation is excited to present the second annual Thornton Park District Faux-K! This event is designed to further enrich the neighborhood’s art tradition and gain greater support from attendees. Howard Middle School’s campus opened in 1926 as Orlando High School and in 2012 became the only fine arts magnet program middle school in the Orange County Public School system. With hundreds of applicants vying for few precious spots in the program, it has become the “Golden Ticket” for young, aspiring artists.

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. 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.

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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 second annual Thornton Park District Faux-K, please contact:

Allston Ball
Howard Middle School Foundation
Event Coordinator

Our Sponsors

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Sonoma Draft House
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