Fisher House 5K is Saturday

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

The Eglin Chapter of the Air Force Association and the Eglin Top 3 Association are hosting the Fourth Annual Fisher House 5K Run/Walk.  The Fisher House 5K will be on Saturday, March 1 at 8:30 a.m. at The Landing on Brooks Street in Fort Walton Beach.  

The event includes a 5K run, 5K walk and a 1-mile fun run for the kids. Registration is available online at until midnight Wednesday, Feb. 26, or in person anytime at Run With It, 170 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. 

Late registration and packet pickup will be at Run With It, Feb. 28, between 4 and 7 p.m. or on race day, between 6:30-7:45 a.m. at The Landing.  Everyone is invited to join us for the awards ceremony and after party at the historic Magnolia Grill, also on Brooks Street.

This race is in support of the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, located on Eglin AFB, literally steps away from the Eglin Regional Medical Center. Fisher House relies on donations to provide "a home away from home" so military families can be together during treatment for serious illness, physical/ occupational therapy, or long term hospital stays. Whether it's a recovering wounded warrior or a young child being treated for cancer, active duty, National Guard, reserves, veterans and their families are all eligible to stay at Fisher House and everything is provided at no cost to the family.

To learn more about the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast visit or Fisher House of the Emerald Coast on Facebook.

The Fisher House 5K is a family affair, with the 1-mile fun run starting at approximately 9:30 a.m.

For more information, contact the race director, Eddie McAllister, at or 850-218-8817.