100% of proceeds raised for the Apryle Showers Run -- Florida's Fastest 10K -- will go towards the Apryle Showers Foundation (www.apryleshowers.org). Apryle Showers is a Florida 501C3 non-profit organization serving individuals, ages 30-55, currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Apryle Showers offers services that help foster nourishment, healing, restoration, and peace to people fighting for their lives.
Apryle Schmidt was a beautiful, vibrant woman, wife, and mother who at 37 years old, learned that she had stage 4 breast cancer. Apryle and her new husband and love of her life, had to navigate this terrible diagnosis and the devastating treatment while trying to be a normal family.
During her treatment, Apryle was given a lovely gift, a weekend in a condo on the beach, her favorite place. Apryle was still trying to come to grips with her new life, her change in appearance, and deal with grief over her diagnosis. This time at the beach where she could escape for a few days and mentally and spiritually process her situation enabled her to gain confidence and peace to fight on boldly and accept herself in her new form.
As Apryle continued treatment, she realized that there was a need to have an organization to offer love and blessings to cancer patients who are no longer children, but have children at home. It is very difficult to raise children and hide your own suffering in order to protect them, but not be able to grieve because of this. Out of this, the idea for Apryle Showers was born.
After a long period of treatment, Apryle's breast cancer had spread to her brain, spine, and bones. She made the courageous decision to cease treatment and spend her precious time with her family and devoted to this organization's creation. We lost our Angel on Monday, August 3rd 2015. She left behind her beloved husband, daughter, stepdaughter, family, friends and many people she inspired.
Is this really Florida's Fastest 10k?
Well, we think it is. The beautiful town of Nocatee has a 6.2 mile loop that is wide open and mostly flat. Many runners (including Apryle) have enjoyed running the loop, and we think you will too. So please sign up and participate in the 2nd annual Apryle Showers Run -- Florida's Fastest 10K; and see if you can earn your fastest 10k time!
Does this race have great swag?
Absolutely! Each registrant will receive a premier high quality, soft T-SHIRT; along with other great stuff. Each finisher will also receive a high quality race medal and enjoy a fun post race party to celebrate their accomplishment.
How do I register?
Online registration is easy and fast. Simply click the green "Register Now" button and get started. There are several options including, but not limited to:
- Run (only)
- Run and create a fundraising team for Apryle Showers
- Run and join an existing fundraising team for Apryle Showers
- Run and start fundraising as an individual for Apryle Showers
- Other options available
(Please know that we are grateful for any and all support)
If I don't live near Ponte Vedra, FL can I participate "virtually"?
You sure can! Simply register for the "10k VIRTUAL". Next, run 6.2 miles on April 7th. Then, by May 1st, we'll send out race packets to all virtual participants that include the same great T-shirt, finisher medal, and swag. While not mandatory, it would be great for virtual participants to post a selfie (after their run) on Facebook and tag the Apryle Showers Facebook page. Special note: virtual runners do not qualify for race awards (below).
Bottom Line Race Details:
Date: April 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 am
Location: Nocatee Splash Park / 245 Nocatee Center Way / Ponte Vedra, FL
Packet Pickup Details TBD.
* Awards will be given to the top overall male and female and top overall masters male and female.
* Age-group certificates will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each of the following male and female age groups, based on gun start time.
* 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and 75 & over.