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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 5 other Foundation events.


2016-2017 Race SeriesDateBeneficiary
Firecracker 5kJuly 4, 2016Honor America
I Run for Pizza Football Kickoff 5kAugust 13, 2016Suntree Viera Youth Football League & WEGO Ministries
Ghostly Gecko 5kOctober 29, 2016Eau Gallie High School Health & Wellness Academy
Jingle Bell 2 MilerDecember 17, 2016Satellite High Running Programs
Brevard Zoo's Komodo Krawl 3kFebruary 11, 2017Brevard Zoo
Pirate Plunder 2 MilerApril 8, 2017Harmony Farms
Run for the Gecko 5kMay 13, 2017Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training
Other Foundation Events Date Beneficiary
Space Coast Countdown to Fitness and Final MileApril 23, 2016N/A
Long Dogger's Kids Marathon and Half MarathonOctober 1, 2016Boys & Girls Club, Brevard County
Space Coast Marathon and Half MarathonNovember 27, 2016Water Station Host Organizations
Florida Today Corporate 5kMarch 9, 2017United Way
Excalibur 10 Miler & Relay and
Dragon Slayer 2 Miler
March 19, 2017TBD

Why Your Company Should Become a Sponsor

  • Increase your company’s visibility among Brevard County residents
  • Improve your company’s image by making a public show of support for a charitable cause
  • Improve your bottom line with a tax-deductible donation to charity
  • Create a fun event for employees, clients and vendors who can participate in any of our events
  • Establish your company’s commitment to Brevard County by supporting the county’s largest running and walking events
  • Build teamwork and camaraderie among employees outside the workplace by encouraging them to be part of a crew of support.

For more information on partnerships, please contact Christa Mudd, the Foundation’s Marketing and Events Coordinator,
321-751-8890 or info@runningzone.com.

Apply to be a Beneficiary


If your organization is able to meet these requirements, please email info@runningzone.com with “Beneficiary” as the subject.
These requests will be taken into consideration for 2017-2018 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
  • 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
  • United Order of True Sisters
  • Viera High School
  • Wego Ministries