Get set for a fun day of fitness with a Christmas flair. The first-ever Candy Cane 5K is coming to the Daytona Beach area!
The Chuck Strasser Memorial Candy Cane 5K will offer a fun way to stay fit, meet friends and raise money to benefit those in need. Christmas-themed costumes are welcome — prizes will be awarded! Run or walk with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors or classmates as you have fun and spread Christmas cheer.
It’s all about giving back The event is a memorial fundraiser to continue the work of the late Chuck Strasser. Chuck was a much-loved member of the Daytona Beach-area community who passed away Jan. 1, 2015, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was a dedicated husband, father, businessman and friend to all, whose contagious smile and habit of sacrificing his time and money for those in need made him an example and mentor to all.
Chuck’s wife, Gina, and daughters Faith and Destiny are leading the effort to keep his work going with the 5K. The money will go to missions, including efforts to place orphans in adoptive homes and send teams to aid people in need all over the world.
With the help of Tomoka Christian Church and Runner's High Timing and Race Management, the Strassers hope to leave a lasting legacy honoring Chuck’s vision to help children not just in Volusia County but all over the world. Please join them in partnership.
Got questions? To partner in sponsorship or for more information about the 2016 Candy Cane 5K at Destination Daytona, contact Marcia Bayer.