The Bill Bone 5K
Run To The Fun
July 4, 2021
The Annual Bill Bone 5K is an Evening Race this year on Sunday July 4th starting at 6:30pm. The Race raises money for the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund and is known as a “Run to the Fun” because the chip timed course is the first ever point to point race that starts at Osprey Park located at 5026 N. Flagler Drive near the FP&L Manatee Lagoon and ends Downtown on Banyan Street at the Waterfront in West Palm Beach.
After the race, runners and friends are in the best spot to stay and participate in the 4th on Flagler Celebration by taking advantage of special food and beer truck vendors and nearby restaurants selling traditional holiday food and drinks. There is also free entertainment culminating with an epic display of fireworks and music over the Intracoastal Waterway starting at 9pm.
Every registered runner receives a super fine moisture-wicking microfiber Tank Top, a custom-made finisher medal, and a chance to win your choice of some really cool raffle prizes. Awards are offered for Male & Female age-groups in 5-year increments to 80+ with special recognition for top fundraisers.
The Bill Bone 5K Begins In:
Raising Money For The Wounded Veterans Relief Fund
A portion of every registration benefits the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund, a platinum ranked charity on GuideStar, headquartered in Palm Beach County, that provides direct services to qualified veterans. Registered participants can choose to run, walk, or stroll the course knowing that every penny donated to the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund goes directly to the charity. Total donations made through the registration portal up to $5,000 will be matched by Bill Bone.
Early Packet Pick-up & Race Day Parking
Runners are encouraged to pick up their packet and timing chip bibs on Friday afternoon, July 2nd at the law office of Larmoyeux & Bone. Family and friends can drop runners at the start on Sunday evening and then drive downtown to West Palm Beach where parking is available at all city lots which are open on Sunday to accommodate the 4th on Flagler Celebration.
In addition, there is ample parking and clean restrooms at FP&L’s Manatee Lagoon, located at 6000 N. Flagler Drive, approximately one-half mile from the start line at Osprey Park. Transportation back to Manatee Lagoon is not provided, so please plan to make your own arrangements to return and pick up your vehicle after the race. The parking lot closes at 10:30pm.
About Bill Bone & Our Sponsors
Bill Bone is delighted to produce the Bill Bone 5K Race and help sponsor this year’s 4th on Flagler Celebration. A lifelong Floridian, Bill Bone considers it a privilege to practice law and support all aspects of civic life in the same city and county where he was born and raised.
He is a Civil Trial Lawyer with over 25 years of skill and Florida Bar Board Certified Expertise, handling honest injury claims against insurance companies. This Race is also supported by Florida Power & Light and Manatee Lagoon; and the City of West Palm Beach; and the Downtown Development Authority.
West Palm Beach Downton Development Authority – the DDA was created in 1967 to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downton for residents, businesses, and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social, and cultural opportunities.
Manatee Lagoon – is one of Palm Beach Count’s fun and engaging family-friendly attractions, with interactive, entertaining exhibits that tickle your curiosity about the environment of the Lake Worth Lagoon and the wonderful world of manatees.
Registration Fee and Increase Calendar
Fun Facts About The Classic 5K Race/Walk
The 5K is the shortest race of the most common road running distances. It’s typically the most popular event for novice and infrequent runners but also exciting for experienced runners who want to compare and improve their time from race to race.
4th of July is the most popular race day of the summer for 5K runs, second only to Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots.
Five kilometers is considered a distance that nearly every healthy person can compete in without too much training. In contrast to the marathon, which is considered a difficult race, the 5K is widely viewed as a “fun run.” It doesn’t require extended, intensive training to participate, and the relatively short distance means it doesn’t take that long to complete, making it the ideal race for people of all ages and abilities.
In addition to being fun, participating in a 5K has many proven health benefits, including reduction in BMI; improved cholesterol; reduced cancer risk; and decreased gallbladder disease, cataracts, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s mortality, and respiratory disease. Because of the 5K’s ease of participation and medium exercise intensity, it is often recommended by healthcare professionals.
Did you know that a 5K is 3.107 miles long? Did you know that the average runner completes a 5K in 30 to 40 minutes and the average walker finishes in 45 to 60 minutes?
Did you know that Joshua Cheptegei ran the fastest 5K on record at the Monaco Run 5K in 2020, finishing the race in an astonishing 12:51 and shattering the previous record by 27 seconds (and in the process breaking the elusive 13-minute barrier)?
Registration is now open and early registrants receive $5 off the entry fee.
Registration for the Bill Bone 5K will close at 6:00pm on July 4, 2021
Yes, race day registration is available until 6:00pm on July 4, 2021.
No, entries cannot be transferred to someone else. Please contact our office for the options available if you cannot race.
Yes, we will allow you to pick up someone else's packet by showing a texted photo ID.
The Bill Bone 5K will begin at 6:30pm at Osprey Park (5026 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33407).
Yes, the Bill Bone 5K will be chip timed.
No, the 5K course is not certified but the event is sanctioned thru USA Track & Field.
Due to liability issues, pets are not permitted in the race.
Yes, there will be a gear check at the start. All items will be brought to the finish line in downtown West Palm Beach.