St. Augustine, FL — Presented by Florida Power & Light (FPL), The Junior Service League of St. Augustine (JSL) will hold the 39th annual Lighthouse 5k Run/Walk & Fun Run on Saturday, February 18, 2023. Registration for the event is available at jslofstaugustine.org
In an effort to continue support for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, along with other area nonprofits, the League hosts the Lighthouse 5K & Fun Run each year.
“We are thrilled to offer this annual race, starting and finishing at the beautiful St. Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island,” said Carice Schuster, President of The Junior Service League of St. Augustine. “We are fortunate to host one of St. Augustine’s oldest 5Ks at this important landmark.”
The inaugural race in 1983 was originally titled the “Bud Light Twilight Lighthouse Run.” The Lighthouse 5K is a chipped race that serves as a qualifier for the famed Gate River Run.
Proceeds from the Lighthouse 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run benefit numerous JSL service projects and provide financial support for local nonprofit organizations in St. Augustine and the St. Johns County community.
In addition to the race, Night Fest is offered to the community from 3-7 p.m. February 18, a free event that includes children’s activities, museum exhibits, and a chance to climb the lighthouse in the evening.
Activities for children will include face painting, arts and crafts, STEAM projects, and photos with pirates. The event will also include live music, pizza, wine, and beer.
Race registration is available at https://runsignup.com/race/
Find more details about The Junior Service League of St. Augustine at jslofstaugustine.org
About The Junior Service League of St. Augustine
The Junior Service League of St. Augustine is an organization of women dedicated to volunteerism. Founded in 1935, the organization is committed to bettering the St. Augustine community through service, fundraising, and charitable projects. Each year members donate nearly 5,000 hours of time to local nonprofits, including the Lighthouse, Lightner Museum, The Children’s Museum, Kids Bridge, St. Augustine Youth Services, The Homeless Coalition, Pie in the Sky, The Betty Griffin House and many others. More details at www.jslofstaugustine.org
About the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
A unique landmark of St. Augustine for over 148 years, the St. Augustine Light Station is host to centuries of the Nation’s Oldest Port® history and educational programs. Through interactive exhibits, guided tours, and maritime research, the nonprofit St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is on a mission to discover, preserve, present, and keep alive the stories of the Nation’s Oldest Port® as symbolized by our working lighthouse. Today, the Museum keeps the light shining as a private aid-to-navigation. We are the parent organization to the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), and together our two nonprofits are an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. www.StAugustineLighthouse.org