Run for the Angels 5K slated

The second annual Run for the Angels 5K will take place April 5 at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) in Florida. All proceeds will benefit Angel Flight Southeast, which, for more than 25 years, has been providing free air transportation for children and adults with medical or  humanitarian needs.

Runners and walkers will travel 3.1 miles down taxiways, a runway, through hangars with water stations, and around many types of airplanes and helicopters.

“This is your chance for an extremely unique experience to view Central Florida’s favorite airport up close and personal,” organizers note.

Participants will receive a race t-shirt, a goodie bag, and access to a static display of airplanes, a helicopter, fire trucks, and many other vehicles. Several vendors and sponsors will have booths and tents set up. There will be music and food available to purchase. All sales will go to support Angel Flight Southeast.

Angel Flight Southeast is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization of more than 650 volunteer pilots who use their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed or otherwise unable to travel on public transportation. Angel Flight Southeast also coordinates missions to fly organ transplant candidates, people involved in clinical trials, chemotherapy or other repetitive treatment, victims of abuse seeking relocation, families receiving help from Ronald McDonald Houses, Shriners Hospitals and many other charities, disabled or sick children to special summer camp programs, and for many other humanitarian reasons. Angel Flight Southeast and its group of all volunteer pilots fly over 1,500 missions per year.

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