Makayla Joy Sitton Foundation

Event Details

The 2nd Annual Miles for Makayla 5K Run/Walk will once again be held at Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter on Saturday, November 17, 2012.

Your participation will help us continue to raise funds for scholarships and community programs, dedicated to enriching the minds and spirits of our children.

Please check back for updates, as our plans come together in celebration of a special little girl, Makayla Joy Sitton.

ADDRESS

Abacoa Town Center, 1200 Town Center Drive Jupiter, FL

MILES FOR MAKAYLA 5K RUN

This 3.1 mile flat, asphalt course is located in the beautiful Abacoa Community of Jupiter, and is a USATF Certified Course #FL09039EMB. 5K runners will be electronically chip-timed by Accuchip USA, Inc.

MAKAYLA’S MILE

Join us for this 1 mile family walk in honor of Makayla Joy. All ages welcome.

MEDALS

Finisher medals will be awarded to ALL runners, ALL walkers and ALL children who participate in the free fun races!

Special Group Award Medals will be also be presented to the top three male and female 5K runners in each of the following groups and age categories: Best Overall, Masters, 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and older.

T-SHIRTS

Commemorative T-shirt included in the 5K Run and 1 mile walk entry fee for the FIRST 800 registrants.

Children’s fun races are FREE (does not include T-shirt).

FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST

There will be a free pancake breakfast served for all registered participants (runners/walkers) on race day, courtesy of IHOP of Jupiter.

 

Fees for Runners and Walkers

Please see Registration Details for more information on fees.

 

Race Day Schedule

  • 6:00 am Onsite registration
  • 7:30 am 5K Run
  • 8:00 am Makayla’s Mile - 1 Mile Walk
  • 8:30 am Awards for 5K Age Group Winners
  • 9:00 am Children’s Fun Races and Post Race Activities
 

Timing

Only the 5K Run participants will be chip timed. Electronic timing and scoring provided by Accuchip USA, Inc.

 

Race Course Specifics

Miles for Makayla 5K RUN:

Start on University Blvd behind Rooney’s Pub; proceed east and turn north (left) onto the southbound lane of Central Blvd, staying on the east side of the road; continue north and go around the west side of the Central Blvd/Fredrick Small roundabout, continue north and turn around approximately 25 yards south of the Central Blvd/Indian Creek roundabout; proceed south on the west side of the southbound lane of Central Blvd; continue south and go around the west side of the Central Blvd/Fredrick Small roundabout; continue south and turn west (right) onto University Blvd; continue west and turn south (left) onto Chancellor Drive; continue south and turn east (right) onto Town Center Drive; end and Town Center Drive and Edna Hibel Blvd in front of Rooney’s Pub.

Makayla’s Mile - 1 MILE WALK:

Start on University Blvd behind Rooney’s Pub, proceed east and turn north (left) onto the southbound lane of Central Blvd, staying on the east side of the road; continue north and turn around at the corner of Central Blvd and Promenade Blvd, proceed south on the west side of the southbound lane of Central Blvd; turn west (right) onto University Blvd; continue west and turn south (left) onto Chancellor Drive; continue south and turn east (right) onto Town Center Drive; end and Town Center Drive and Edna Hibel Blvd in front of Rooney’s Pub.

FREE FUN RACES FOR KIDS

100 Yard Dash

This is for children ages 4-5 and 6-7: Children will start at the 5K finish line on Town Center Drive and run west towards the Abacoa stage, ending at the corner of Town Center and Crescent Blvd. Cheer on your child as he quickly dashes to be the first one to cross the finish line!

25 Yard Dash

This is for children ages 2-3: Children will start on Town Center Drive and run west towards the Abacoa stage, ending at the corner of Town Center and Crescent Blvd.

Diaper Dash

This is for children under age 2. Race will take place on the grassy area in front of the Abacoa stage. Distance is approximately 25 feet. Come watch your wee little one crawl, scoot, or toddle in this ever so cute diaper dash!

AWARDS GIVEN TO ALL CHILDREN IN THE FREE FUN RACES.
 

Packet Pick Up

Thursday, November 15, 2012 (4-7 pm)
FIT2RUN
The Mall at Wellington Green
10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414 | (561) 753-9343

Friday, November 16, 2012 (4-7 pm)
Tri Running Sports
13975 US Hwy One
Juno Beach, FL 33408 | (561) 694-8125

 

Family Fun Activities

Food and refreshments will be available after the race, along with family entertainment including bounce house, games, and more! We are planning these now and will update you soon!

 

Proceeds

Proceeds from this event benefit the Makayla Joy Sitton Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to funding scholarships for children in need, giving them the chance to enjoy the same creative pursuits in the arts and education that Makayla so lovingly embraced. Your support and participation will help fund music, dance, and singing opportunities for children who would otherwise go without. The Foundation proudly partners with some of Makayla’s favorite places to make those young dreams come true. The Foundation is also dedicated to providing events and programs that will enrich the minds and spirits of our children.

 

Race Restrictions

Dogs, rollerblades, skates, skateboards, bikes, or scooters are not permitted on the 5K Run or Makayla's Mile race courses. Strollers and baby joggers are not permitted on the 5K Run race course, but are allowed on the Makayla's Mile course.

 

Hotels Near the Event

For our out-of-town participants, there are several hotels near the Race site. Here are just a few.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

6748 West Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 748-5252
www.fairfieldinnsuitesjupiter.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton

4700 Donald Ross Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
(561) 622-7799
www.hilton.com

Comfort Inn & Suites

6752 West Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 745-7997
www.comfortinn.com

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there restrooms available at the race?

Yes, public restrooms are available by the amphitheater.

Is this race timed?

Yes. Each participant in the 5K run will receive an official race time at the completion of the race. Computerized “chip” timing will be conducted by Accuchip USA, Inc. All participants in the 5K run will be required to pick up their bib, t-shirt, and chip prior to the race start time. Any participant who does not wear the chip or who fails to pick up the chip prior to the race start time will not be timed or scored in the results.

Will there be water stations available at the race?

Yes, there will be a water station on the course around the half way mark as well as at the finish line and at the food and beverage tent.

If I am only registered for makayla’s mile or the free children’s races, do I still have to check in at the registration tabel on race day?

Yes, even though you will not be chip timed, you still must check in to pick up your bib and t-shirt prior to race start time.

Will there be medals awarded?

Yes. Finisher medals will be awarded to ALL participants. Please refer to the Event Details section, under Medals.

Where can I park?

You can park in the Abacoa parking garage across from Roger Dean Stadium. Please refer to the map located under Directions.

If I am from out of town, are there hotels close by?

Yes, there are several to choose from. Please refer to the Event Details section, Hotels near the Event.

 

Makayla Joy Sitton Foundation

Results & Photos

Thank you to all who turned out to run, walk and help out in the 2012 Miles for Makayla 5K Run/Walk. Your tremendous support helped raise much needed scholarships for children in our area.

 

Evan Pilchik Photos & Accuchip Race Results now available.

Makayla Joy Sitton Foundation

We're so excited that the wonderful group, Girls on the Run will be joining us on November 17th for the 2012 Miles for Makayla 5K Run/Walk. We want to give a special SHOUT OUT to this incredible group of almost 300 girls and their mentors! To learn more about GIRLS ON THE RUN, please visit their website.

 

Makayla Joy Sitton Foundation

Connect on Facebook

For live, up-to-the minute updates about race day events, activities, and early registration/packet pick up locations, please visit "Miles for Makayla" on Facebook.

 

Makayla Joy Sitton Foundation

Getting To Abacoa

Near I-95 and Donald Ross Road at the Abacoa Town Center, the start line is at the corner of University Drive and Crescent Drive (next to ampitheater and across from Roger Dean Stadium).

Makayla Joy Sitton Foundation

Sponsorship

Last year’s inaugural event helped raise nearly $17,000 and attracted more than 700 participants. We expect even more participants to turn out for this year's 2nd Annual Miles For Makayla 5K Run/Walk.

This uplifting community event will honor a very special child and helps provide arts and education scholarships for children in our community.

Makayla Joy Sitton Foundation

The Story of Makayla Joy

Ask anyone who knew her, and they’ll tell you, Makayla Joy was special in every way. She was a sweet, bright, kind, and caring child. Her heart was filled with faith and she showed wisdom beyond her years.

 

Presenting Sponsor

Unicorn Sponsors

Bear's Castle Sponsors

Dash Sponsors

Friend Sponsors