Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bushwacker 5K Pensacola Beach~

Bushwacker 5K in Pensacola Beach 2012~
Approximately 1,500 people participate in 2012 Buschwacker 5K

Bushwacker 5K Route
to Pensacola Beach~
Approximately 1,300 runners and walkers competed in this weekends annual Bushwaker 5K on Saturday, August 3, 2012. The 3.2 mile race began at 7:30 am in Gulf Breeze Proper at Shoreline Park and ended at the Pensacola Beach Vistors Information Center.  Runners from all over the Gulf Coast attended the event.

According to, Pensacola resident Ian Bordelon came in first place for men. He completed the race in a mere 15 minutes and 51 seconds. Pensacola resident Jackie Kosawoski took home the gold for the females with a time of 19 minutes and 30 seconds.
Pensacola Beach Bushwacker 5K Run
Runners line up by Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze to begin the race!
 The race kicked off the beginning of the Bushwacker Festival 2012 held annually on Pensacola Beach. The festival celebrates our favorite hometown alcoholic beverage- the Pensacola Bushwacker. The Pensacola Bushwacker is made with vanilla ice cream and a variety of rum and liquers.

Runners make their way over the Pensacola Beach Bridge for charity during the Bushwacker 5K Run~

After the race, the Capt'N Fun Runners throw a great party with food, music, prizes and even alcohol!

Party is held after the Bushwacker 5K on Pensacola Beach's Quietwater Boardwalk~

My friends Megan, Amelia and I before
the Bushwacker 5K Run 2012~
A group of friends and I ran this race to support the local community. The main beneficiary of this charity event was Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. This group matches adults in the local community, dubbed "Big Brothers and Sisters" with school aged youth in the community, dubbed "Little Brothers and Sisters." The pair meet weekly during the school year to share stories, spend time, and study together.  This program is very rewarding, and mentors are in high demand, especially male mentors! If you are interested in being a mentor in Escambia or Santa Rosa County, please contact BBBS of NWFL or call (850) 433-5437.

For more information on the Capt'N Fun Runners or the Annual Pensacola Beach Bushwacker 5K, contact Capt'n Fun Runners on Pensacola Beach. This is an annual race, so if you missed it this year, make sure to add it to your calendar for the first weekend of August 2013!

Until next time,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Rental Homes
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 473 3983~ Facebook ~ Youtube ~

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