Smile Mile

1421174144-tin1mAvR-2This Saturday, March 5th, 2016, you won’t want to miss the Smile Mile! This is a wonderful race that is a Track Shack Event and it is full of fun and entertainment. The Smile Mile will be taking place at the Orlando Fashion Square in Orlando, with the race starting on the East side of Macy’s—across from the post office on Herndon Avenue. What makes this Track Shack Event so unique is that it is a race open to all elementary school age students that are between the ages of five and eleven.


The Race Start Times will be run in heats for each age group. To find out when your child will be running in the Smile Mile event, visit the website here. The first race begins at 8:00 am and the last race begins at 11:20. So be ready for a full day of watching young ones run out all their energy. It is important to note that participants must report to the start of their age group race at least fifteen minutes prior to their race time.


It is important to know that this race does have restrictions. For appropriate safety reasons, parents, guardians, bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, baby joggers/strollers, and dogs will be prohibited from the race course. Parents, there is no need to fret over your child participating in this event, as there are will be ample volunteers along the entire 1-mile route to ensure that each child is staying right on the course. Parents, guardians and friends are more than welcome to spectator viewing along the course.


Be prepared for some fun entertainment at the race. There will be loads of fun games and giveaways for everyone involved. All registered children in the Smile Mile will receive a t-shirt except for the children 4 and under—as their race is free. After the race, there will be Age Group Awards given to the top three boys and girls in each age group. Not to mention that all participants in the Smile Mile will receive medals, which are courtesy of the Mustane Family Charitable Trust. Another aware given out is the Coach “Sly” Johnson Participation Award. This award is dedicated to a coach and father who motivated countless of young runners. The award will go to one school from eah county that has the post runners participating. To be able to qualify for this second award, a school must have a minimum of 25 runners competing in the Smile Mile.


Also, don’t miss out on free face painting and even more. Make sure you register early for this event as the capacity is set to 2000. If you are tech-savvy, you can register online for the event up until Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 here.


Don’t hesitate to let your children join in on this fun event so that you can see their happy smiles as the complete a mile. For more information or questions, contact 407.896.1160 or

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