Endless Summer Run Sept. 13 is a fundraiser for Don’s Friends and Friends of Anastasia State Park

Endless-Summer T-shirtThe 11th Annual Endless Summer Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at Anastasia State Park,  1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. This year, the event is hosted by Don’s Friends and the Friends of Anastasia.

The event is a 10k (6.2 miles) and a 5k (3.1 miles). The 10k is a cross country run through Anastasia State Park’s diverse terrain including beach, hammock, and saltmarsh. The race begins with a beach loop, then traces pavement, dirt roads and soil through the east nature trail and hammock loop.

Runners must be fit to run or walk on soft sand, uneven terrain, mixed pavement types, and hills with sun exposure, heat, and humidity, etc. The 5k beach run/walk will start and end on the sandy shores of Anastasia State Park’s beach. The entire run is a low-tide beach loop.

Registration is open through Sept. 12. Fee is $25 per runner/walker. Day of race registration, if still available, is $30. All those registered before Sept.12 are guaranteed a T-shirt and a grab-bag of goodies. Register here online.

Registration and packet pickup will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at The Refinery Athletic Club & Wellness Center, 1045 Anastasia Blvd, about 1/4 mile south of the entrance to Anastasia State Park and on the west side of A1A.

Each category will have a first place medal. Second and third place in each age category will receive a ribbon. The overall Male and Female runner will receive an award as well.

The Don Ausman Foundation (Don’s Friends) is dedicated to “Having fun and Helping others!” They hold an annual Don’s Friend’s 5k Run/Walk and Fun Fest from the Saint Augustine Beach Pier in remembrance of their son Don who suddenly passed away on Jan. 28, 2009. The foundation works to raise funds to send college students like Don on “alternative break” trips around the globe to help those who are less fortunate.

Proceeds from this event will go to the Don’s Friends and the Friends of Anastasia. Call 904-461-2033 or go to endlesssummerrun.org.


  • When: 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13
  • Where: Anastasia State Park, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine
  • Online: endlesssummerrun.org




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