Description: The Abi Kattel Memorial Foundation is a charity not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support education & perform charity works. It has partnered with other charitable organizations, YMCA, and St. Ann Place (a homeless left), and Nepali community organization in Florida. The funds raised are used 100% for helping others.
This charity foundation is a spin off of a tragedy in the Kattel family when 22 year old Abi Kattel suddenly died. Your support to this organization in any shape or form will go a long way to the benefit of children and young adults in their learning life. This year the proceeds will go to help rebuild schools Nepal which was completely demolished by devastating earthquakes of April and May of 2015 and is in dire need of total reconstruction. And, support with scholarships to needy students.
So far, the Foundation has awarded 10 college scholarships and sent 22 kids to day camps at YMCA; annually, it feeds 200+ homeless people & conducts two blood drives.
For more details about the Foundation, please visit: www.abikattelfoundation.org
Event details and schedule
The ‘Run/walk for Education’ 5K will be managed and timed by professional run managers. A certified 5-K trail starts and ends near the Micanopy Pavilion in Okeeheelee Park. The Park is on north side of Forest Hill Blvd entering at the Eshelman Trail (Okeeheelee Park) light.
Direction: From East: Go West on Forest Hill Boulevard 6 miles from I-95; 1.19 miles west of Jog Road. Turn right to enter the Park at the second light (Eshleman Trail). From West: Go East on Forest Hill Blvd.; the first light (Eshelman Tr) after the Florida Turnpike bridge; 2.39 miles from US 441/SR7. Once in the park, drive 3/4 mile; turn left and go toward the Micanopy pavilion; parking along street or parking on the grass (overflow parking). There are abundant parking spots and overflow grass parking.
6:30 am – Event-day/walk-in Registration will begin.
8:00 am – Race/Walk Starts sharply at 8:00 am
It is a paved certified trail.
Breakfast: Light breakfast of bagels, donuts, fruits, coffee, juice and water will be provided.
Date, time, and place for packet pick-up will be announced via emails to registrants.