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Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis BUG Chase 5K

Saturday January 22nd, 2022

Fort Myers, FL

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If you have participated in this race before, you know what a great time you have running this unique course while helping the school children of Lee County. The course includes cypress wetlands, pine flatwoods, and a restoration area. Wildflowers and low-growing plants such as purple aster grow along the paths.

The Kiwanis BUG Chase 5K Run is a race to benefit the Bring up Grades programs in local Lee County elementary schools and other Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis club sponsored children’s projects. Kiwanis Bring up Grades, or ‘BUG’, is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. Schools currently supported by the club’s BUG program are Littleton Elementary, Rayma C. Page Elementary and Orangewood Elementary.

The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club also supports the following sponsored leadership programs: Aktion Club at LARC, Key Club at FSW Collegiate High, Builders Club at Cypress Lake Middle and K-Kids at Littleton Elementary. The club built multi-sensory rooms at Tropic Isles Elementary, NFM Academy for the Arts, Heights Elementary and Rayma C. Page Elementary. We supply a world atlas to either every fourth or third grade student at the following schools: Rayma C. Page Elementary, Heights Elementary, Orangewood Elementary and Littleton Elementary. The club built and supports a reading oasis and reading mentoring program at Orangewood Elementary.

The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis club also supports many other organizations including the SWFL MS Support Group, Pine Manor Improvement Assn., March of Dimes, The Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald House, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Early Learning Coalition of SWFL, Children’s Advocacy Center, Children's Network of SWFL, Healthy Start SWFL, United Way,Lee, Hendry & Glades and more!

To learn more about our projects, please visit our website (http://www.metro-mcgregor.com/) or Facebook page. 

We are happy to offer both adult AND youth registration options for our race. 

Thank you for supporting the race and in-turn our projects in the community! 

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Start Location

3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers, FL

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