It’s time to dust off the running shoes.

It’s time to dust off the running shoes.

On April 5 the Junior Service League will host the Breeze by the Bay 5K and 10K running event at WindMark Beach in Port St. Joe.

The event will take place along WindMark Beach’s waterside trails and will act as a fundraiser for the JSL to help with the projects and services they provide to Gulf County including winter clothing drives for students in need.

Noticing the rise in popularity of 5K runs, event coordinator Michelle Perrin hoped bringing one to Port St. Joe would attract a larger crowd.

“In order for the JSL to provide services in the community we must fundraise,” said Perrin. “Why not do a fundraiser that will benefit the health of all participants and be a great spring event?”

The night before the race on April 4 there will be an event held for the runners at WindMark Town Center. Runners may pick up their race packet as well, beginning at 6:30 PM ET.

Advanced tickets are being sold $30 (10K) and $25 (5K) and will increase on the day of the race. Registration is now open and fees include an active-style T-shirt. For more information, visit the Facebook page for the event at

“People are itching to get outside after this cold winter, so we encourage everyone to get out and train for the 5K or 10K and then join us on to run, or walk, and of course have fun,” said Perrin. “Each registered participant will help impact another life in our community by enabling the JSL to help more people in need.”