Realtors® Association to Host 5th Annual Barrier Free 5K Charity Run


Washington, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB), in partnership with the City of Boynton Beach, will host their 5th Annual Barrier Free 5k Charity Run, Walk & Roll at Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park, 3111 S. Congress Avenue, on Saturday, February 11.

The 5K starts at 7:30 AM for runners, walkers, and the wheelchair division. Registration fee is $30 in advance, $25 for seniors 65 and older, firemen and police officers. The fee is $35 after February 1. New this year will be the Kid’s 1-miler for ages 8-12 ($20 registration fee).

RAPB is proud to announce that our honorary starter will be 11 year old Emma Pietrafesa, a beautiful little girl that pushes through life’s struggles despite dealing with Cornelia de Lange, a developmental disorder that affects many parts of the body. Emma also recently lost her father, Coral Springs Firefighter Paul Pietrafesa, due to pancreatic cancer.

Emma’s “magic wheelchair” will be unveiled during the pre-5K event on Friday, February 10 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park. Registered attendees can also pick up their packets early and enjoy face painting, The Royal DJs and vendors.

The Barrier Free 5K Run, Walk & Roll is a race to benefit the Barrier Free Park, a park designed with the needs of children and adults with disabilities in mind. Please come support this great cause and help to build the future expansion of Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park.

To register, please visit

For more information, please contact Recreation and Parks Director Wally Majors with the City of Boynton Beach at 561-742-6255 or majorsw (at) bbfl (dot) us or visit

The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB) is the 6th largest local association in the country representing over 15,000 REALTOR® members involved in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate throughout Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties. RAPB members are “The Voices for Local Real Estate,” providing consumers with real insight on the homeownership process with data accuracy and market expertise. Many of their members also engage in one or more divisions offered through RAPB, including the REALTORS® of St. Lucie County (RSLC), the Young Professionals Network, and the award-winning Global Business & REALTORS® Commercial Alliances. Looking to buy or sell property? Think local! Find your REALTOR® or property at


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