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No Foolin’ Fool’s Day 5K Returns

United Against Poverty of St. Lucie County will be hosting its Second Annual Fool’s Day 5k run/walk on Saturday, March 28 at 8 a.m. at South Causeway Park in Fort Pierce. Community members are invited to lace up their sneakers and “Be a Blessing in Disguise” for the 56,924 or 51% of households in St. Lucie County that struggle to meet their basic needs. Participants of all ages and abilities can run, jog, stroll or roll through an exciting 3.1 mile course filled with silly string, bubbles, squirt guns and other fun surprises. Registration includes a commemorative t-shirt, pair of Groucho glasses, race bib with timing chip and pre- and post-race refreshments. Participants in the following categories will take home an iconic chattering teeth trophy—top overall male finishers, top overall female finishers, top overall Blessing in Disguise finishers (who wear the glasses the entire course!), top individual fundraisers, top team fundraisers and top four-legged finishers (dogs welcome). All funds raised benefit United Against Poverty of St. Lucie County whose mission is to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.