MANDEL JCC PRESENTS THE INAUGURAL BAGEL DASH 5K RUN/WALK AND ONE MILE YOUTH FUN RUN/WALK AT JOHN PRINCE PARK ON APR. 17

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (January, 2016) – For those seeking the fun balance between carb loading and a community race, the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will present its inaugural “Bagel Dash” 5K Run and Walk Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. This fun, family-oriented race features a looped course by Lake Osbourne through John Prince Park in Lake Worth, followed by a bagel breakfast presented by Strathmore Bagels & Deli. The race is open to all ages and the first 300 people to register will receive a dri-fit shirt and goodie bag.

Medals for the Bagel Dash 5K will be awarded to the top three male and female overall winners and the top three male and female winners in the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. The race will be timed by Accuchip Timing.

“The buzz is quickly building for our first Bagel Dash 5K,” said Shawn McDougall, Health and Wellness Director at the Mandel JCC. “We’re anticipating a wonderful, fun community event with hundreds excited about all the fun spins we’re providing compared to a more traditional race for adults. The JCC’s mission is focused on health and wellness so we are thrilled to present the Bagel Dash; I look forward to it growing year after year.”

In addition to the Bagel Dash 5K Run and Walk, the JCC is offering a One Mile Youth Fun Run and Walk, starting at 8:30 a.m. Each participant will receive a medal. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join in.

Online registration is available at www.jcconline.com/bageldash, and on race day from 6:00 to 7:00 a.m. Runners may pick up their race packets April 11-15, 2016 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Mandel JCC in Boynton Beach, 8500 Jog Road, and the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens, 5221 Hood Road, or on April 12, 2016 at Fit2Run during store hours.

The site address for the Bagel Dash is John Prince Park is 4759 South Congress Avenue, Lake Worth.

Bagel Dash generous sponsors include Anderson Wealth Management Group of Raymond James, Allegro Senior Living, Amtrust Bank, Avenir, Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery of the Palm Beaches, Jupiter Medical Center, Mercedes-Benz of North Palm Beach, Nicklaus Children’s Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center, Delray Medical Emergency Center, Strathmore Bagels & Deli, Bethesda Health, Fit2Run, Gym Source and Raw Jūce.

Registration prices for ages 11 and over are $25 until April 3, 2016, $30 April 4-16, 2015 and $35 on race day, and ages 10 and under are $15 until April 3, 2016 and $20 April 4-16, 2016. For more information about the Bagel Dash, contact Shawn McDougall at shawnm@jcconline.com or 561.259.3016. Details about all JCC programs and services: www.jcconline.com.


The mission of the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is to build community and enhance connection to Jewish life. The Mandel JCC is a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.

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