Bill Bone 5K

Run To The Fun

July 4, 2022

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The Annual Bill Bone 5K is an Evening Race this year on Monday 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.

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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.

Three “tear-off” raffle prize entries. After the race, visit the Wounded Veteran’s Relief Fund Tent and place your three entries in one or more of the following drawing buckets:

  1. Overnight Stay and breakfast at The Ben Hotel in downtown West Palm Beach. Accommodations donated by the Ben Hotel.
  2. $100 gift certificate at your choice of several local restaurants. NOTE: There are 5 gift certificates that will be given away separately. All gift certificates donated by the Downtown Development Authority.
  3. 50 Gallon Engel Cooler, with Wounded Veteran Logo.

Race Day Packet Pick-up & Parking

Monday, July 4th
4:00 – 5:30 PM

Location: Manatee Lagoon – 6000 N. Flagler Dr. West Palm Beach, FL 33407. 

SAME-DAY REGISTRATION 

Please register before arriving on-site for packet pick up. Once you register, you are in. You can pick it up. If you come through the line without having to register, you will be given the link and asked to register on your own cellular device. It is much quicker if you do it before you come! Thank you for your cooperation! 

Family and friends can drop runners at the start on Monday evening and then drive downtown to West Palm Beach where parking is available at all city lots which are open on Monday 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 – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center; and the City of West Palm Beach; and the Downtown Development Authority.

Downtown Development Authority Logo

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.

FPL Manatee Lagoon Logo

Manatee Lagoon
An FPL Eco-Discovery Center – Manatee Lagoon is a free, educational attraction with hands-on, interactive, entertaining exhibits for visitors to learn about the threatened Florida manatee. On cold winter days, the observation deck is the ideal spot to view manatee herds basking in the warm-water outflows from FPL’s adjacent Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center.

Throughout the year, this family-friendly center always offers something to experience and learn about the Lake Worth Lagoon ecosystem. While the center is currently closed to the public, you can access a variety of free virtual learning resources and register for the center’s Wild About Wildlife Virtual Summer Camp by visiting www.VisitManateeLagoon.com

Boston Beer Company and ER Bradley’s Saloon – 

One “Free Drink” coupon courtesy of Boston Beer Co., and ER Bradley’s redeemable that evening at ER Bradley’s for a Samuel Adams Lager beer, or a Truly Hard Seltzer, or a non-alcoholic drink.

Free Drinks served only at the Bradley’s Boat Bar, located outside the restaurant near the Great Lawn.

Registration Fee and Increase Calendar

Adults

Now

$40
Regular Price

Youth

Now

$30
Regular Price

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)?

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FAQ's

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, 2022

Yes, race day registration is available until 6:00pm on July 4, 2022.

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.