Community and teamwork are evident at the annual RDV 5k. In its third year, the RDV Jingle Run attracted 400 registrants from the community to this fun fitness favorite held at RDV Sportsplex. This holiday-themed run/walk raised over $17,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida’s Joe R. Lee Club.
Since opening in 1998, RDV Sportsplex has raised $200,000 for the children served by this local club situated in the heart of Eatonville, the country’s oldest incorporated African American community.
This community-forward event attracts local city officials from Maitland and Eatonville, Boys & Girls Clubs members, nearby residents, and members, and provides participants with shirts and medals in a festive atmosphere. RDV and MVP Team members assist with registration, packet pick-up, working the course, leading the stretch, serving coffee and hot chocolate, set up and tear down. The National Anthem has been performed all three years by acclaimed singer, actress and RDV group fitness instructor Michelle Carroll.