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Commissioner Frank Carollo and Community Partners to Lead the 2nd Annual Goals NOT Guns 5K Run, Walk or Pedal Event

(Miami, FL May 12, 2017) - City of Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo announces the Second Annual Goals NOT Guns 5K Run, Walk or Pedal event! The upcoming 5K will depart from Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami and follow a specially identified route through the streets of East Little Havana and Overtown taking participants into areas of the city where several deadly shootings involving City of Miami youth have taken place in recent years. This special event is once again being organized in collaboration with Miami Marathon founder and community leader Frankie Ruiz.
This 5K will serve as a prelude to the Second Annual Goals NOT Guns Forum which will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the historic Tower Theatre in Little Havana, both events allow community stakeholders to come together in a united front to raise awareness to the ill effects of youth gun violence while supporting efforts aimed at combating the epidemic.
I am looking forward to walking alongside members of our community yet again, and to continuing the momentum that this initiative has carried forward over the past year. I am honored and excited to lead such a dynamic and strong movement to hopefully end this disturbing epidemic once and for all, said Commissioner Carollo.
The event is powered by United Way, and net proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade, which has served our community since 1940. The Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade strives to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who are most in need, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
The 5K is open to participants from all levels of physical fitness and is sure to be a fun-filled time with music and refreshments. So, be sure to join Commissioner Frank Carollo and the multitude of supporters under the united cause of putting an end to youth gun violence.

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WHO: Commissioner Frank Carollo and Community Partners
WHAT: Goals NOT Guns 5K Run, Walk or Pedal

WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2017. Registation begins at 7:30 a.m. and race starts at 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: Starting at Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

Media Contacts: (305) 250-5380;

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