Foundation 18-19

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 SeriesDateBeneficiary
Firecracker 5KJuly 4, 2018Eastern Florida State College Collegiate Veterans Program
Tailgate 2 MilerAugust 19, 2018Harmony Farms
Ghostly Gecko 5KOctober 27, 2018Eau Gallie High School Health & Wellness Academy
Jingle Bell 2 MilerDecember 15, 2018Satellite High School Running Programs
Brevard Zoo's Terrapin Trot 3KFebruary 9, 2019Brevard Zoo
Pirate Plunder 2 MilerApril 6, 2019Keiser University SPARK program
Run for the Gecko 5KMay 11, 2019Melbourne High School Band
Other Foundation Events Date Beneficiary
Space Coast Countdown to Fitness and Final MileTBDBrevard County elementary and middle schools
Red Carpet Run Half, 5K & 10KSeptember 23, 2018Astronaut High School
Space Coast Turkey Trot 5K & 10KNovember 22, 2018West Shore PTA
Space Coast Marathon & Half MarathonNovember 25, 2018Water Station Host Organizations
Excalibur 10 Miler & Relay and
Dragon Slayer 2 Miler
March 17, 2019TBD
Florida Today Corporate 5KTBDTBD

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

Apply to be a Beneficiary


If your organization is able to meet these requirements, please email 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

  • American Cancer Society
  • A.A.U. Gowin’s Youth Foundation’s M-Town Track Club
  • American Heart Association
  • Astronaut High School
  • Bayside High School
  • Brevard County Parks & Recreation
  • Brevard Rescue Mission
  • Brevard School Foundation
  • Brevard Zoo
  • City of Cape Canaveral
  • City of Melbourne Leisure Services
  • Cocoa High School
  • Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School
  • Eau Gallie High School
  • Edgewood Jr/Sr High
  • Force Girls Soccer
  • Fountains
  • Girls on the Run Space Coast
  • Glory of God Church
  • Harmony Farms
  • Haiti Mission to feed children at Bojwenn School
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
  • Honor America
  • J. Kyle Braid Scholarship Program
  • Johnson Middle School
  • Melbourne Arts
  • Melbourne High School
  • Melbourne Central Catholic
  • Merritt Island High School
  • M.O.R.G.A.N. Project
  • Palm Bay High School
  • Rockledge High School
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida
  • Sabal Elementary Morning Mile
  • Satellite Beach Police Fund
  • Satellite Beach High School
  • Satellite Beach Leisure Services
  • Sentinels of Freedom
  • Space Coast Crew
  • Space Coast Runners
  • Space Coast Triathletes
  • Space Coast Therapy Dogs
  • Space Coast United Soccer
  • Space Coast Youth Multi Sport
  • Space Coast Parrot Head Club
  • Special Olympics of Brevard
  • St. Marks Episcopal Church
  • Suntree/Viera Youth Football & Cheerleading League
  • Sunrunners
  • The Haven
  • Team In Training, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way of Brevard
  • United Order of True Sisters
  • Viera High School
  • Wego Ministries



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