Lighthouse Point, Fla.—J.R. Dunn Jewelers will soon celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Dunn’s Run,” the jeweler’s annual charity run.
Held every year on the first Sunday of October, runners will head to Deerfield Beach along the ocean on the A1A state road.
This year, the theme is “Run for Jim,” in honor of its late founder Jim Dunn, who founded the run 25 years ago to benefit the local community.
Jim Dunn died in May
at the age of 78 following a brief illness.
“My dad was the type of guy whose life experience helped so many people, no matter what they needed,” his son, Sean Dunn, said following his father’s death.
“Whether they had car trouble in the parking lot, needed help paying their rent or just a shoulder to lean on, he was there. You could always count on Jim Dunn.”
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The organization serves the county’s youth, ages six to 18, offering services and programs focused on academic success, character building and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.
Dunn’s Run is one of the largest races in the tri-county area, welcoming both amateur and competitive runners of all ages as well as corporate teams.
The run will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 at 7 a.m. along A1A at Deerfield Beach.
To sign up for a 5-mile run, a 5k run, a 5k walk, or the kid's fun run, visit Dunn’s Run’s website.
There is also an option to compete virtually, letting participants run or walk within their own neighborhoods.
Founded in 1969, J.R. Dunn Jewelers is a family-owned, second-generation jeweler located in South Florida.