About the Foundation
The owners of Running Zone, Don and Denise Piercy, have organized numerous running and walking events in Brevard County
since 2003 and have donated proceeds from these events to various nonprofit organizations.
In September 2008, Don and Denise established Running Zone Foundation, Inc. to formalize their commitment to health and fitness
programs in Brevard County.
The Foundation was established as a 501 (c) (3) organization with the purpose to promote exercise and fitness and give back to local
organizations. Today, it consists of 7 Race Series events and 6 other Foundation events.
|2018-2019 Race Series||Date||Beneficiary|
|Firecracker 5K||July 4, 2018||Eastern Florida State College Collegiate Veterans Program|
|Tailgate 2 Miler||August 19, 2018||Harmony Farms|
|Ghostly Gecko 5K||October 27, 2018||Eau Gallie High School Health & Wellness Academy|
|Jingle Bell 2 Miler||December 15, 2018||Satellite High School Running Programs|
|Brevard Zoo's Terrapin Trot 3K||February 9, 2019||Brevard Zoo|
|Pirate Plunder 2 Miler||April 6, 2019||Keiser University SPARK program|
|Run for the Gecko 5K||May 11, 2019||Melbourne High School Band|
|Other Foundation Events||Date||Beneficiary|
|Space Coast Countdown to Fitness and Final Mile||TBD||Brevard County elementary and middle schools|
|Red Carpet Run Half, 5K & 10K||September 23, 2018||Astronaut High School|
|Space Coast Turkey Trot 5K & 10K||November 22, 2018||West Shore PTA|
|Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon||November 25, 2018||Water Station Host Organizations|
|Excalibur 10 Miler & Relay and |
Dragon Slayer 2 Miler
|March 17, 2019||TBD|
|Florida Today Corporate 5K||TBD||TBD|
5 Reasons to Partner with Us
- Running Zone was founded in 2003 and has maintained a positive reputation in the Brevard County community.
- We offer exclusivity meaning your business or product will be the only one promoted from your industry.
- Most of our races are the among the largest in the county with about 1,100 – 2,100 locals per race!
- Your support helps us give back to local charities and organizations through Running Zone Foundation.
- Make thousands of impressions with our variety of advertising opportunities, from print to social media.
For more information on partnerships, please contact Christa Mudd, the Foundation’s Marketing and Events Coordinator,
321-751-8890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to be a Beneficiary
If your organization is able to meet these requirements, please email email@example.com with “Beneficiary” as the subject.
These requests will be taken into consideration for 2019-2018 series and other Running Zone Foundation races.
List of Beneficiaries