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Run with the Hippies in Gulfport on Star Wars Day

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All proceeds from the Fourth Annual Hippie Dash benefit Goodwill’s programs for adults with disabilities and for people with other barriers to self-sufficiency. 

GULFPORT – Hundreds of runners and walkers will take to the streets of Gulfport on Saturday (May 4) in celebration of Peace, Love & Goodwill at the Fourth Annual Hippie Dash.

Presented by Goodwill-Suncoast and USI, the event includes an 8K and a 5K run, a Flower Child Fun Run for little hippies, and a laid-back one-mile Walk, Woof & Roll for walkers, dogs and strollers. The event will also feature dozens of vintage VWs – from bugs to campers – to add to the 1960s vibe.

This year’s Hippie Dash is going down Saturday, beginning at 7:45 a.m. The groove begins in the heart of Gulfport’s super funky downtown waterfront district at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. A DJ will spin tunes from the counterculture era, and all runners are encouraged to wear their most far-out threads for a chance to win Best Dressed Grown-Up Hippie and Best Dressed Flower Child awards.

Participants in the Walk, Woof & Roll can dress their dogs up for a chance at a pooch prize too! Mash-up hippie/Star Wars costumes are encouraged!(Saturday is Star War Day.)

A free yoga session will be held on the beach before the race beginning at 6:30 a.m. After the race, participants can hang out in the Gulfport Casino, enjoy free munchies and beer, view the vintage VWs on display, enjoy free face-painting and wander through Gulfport’s outta sight downtown!

High-achieving hippies will be stoked to know the 8K and 5K runs are chip-timed events on certified courses. All participants will receive a fab T-shirt and a super-cool medal. Award medals will be given to the first-, second-, and third-place finishers in each age group of the 8K and 5K. If runners can only be there in spirit, there is a “run from home” option for the event.

Come together right now! Register here: runsignup.com.

All proceeds benefit Goodwill’s programs for adults with disabilities and for people with other barriers to self-sufficiency.

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