2019 Race of Hope – Palm Beach

Mother Nature tried but failed to deter hundreds of intrepid souls who came out in pouring rain and hurricane wind for the Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s (HDRF) Inaugural Palm Beach Race of Hope 5K on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Speaking from the starting line, HDRF Founder and Chair Audrey Gruss said, “There is a native American saying that says, ‘Anybody who thinks sunshine creates happiness has never danced in the rain. Depression is the number-one reason in the world for disability, and the leading cause of suicide.”

Scott Snyder, who along with Audrey Gruss was a Race Co-Grand Marshal, then added: “So we want to thank you all for coming out to dance in the rain with us today. Our research is leading to discoveries that can turn the tide on depression and suicide in this country.”

You can view all of the finisher times here

Race Co-Grand Marshals Scott Snyder and Audrey Gruss cut the starting tape
Hope was in the air!
Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner
John Schilkowsky crosses the finish line first overall with a time of 00:15:37.
Scott Snyder and Audrey Gruss presented awards to the top individual fundraiser Trish Glowacki, and an award for Top Fundraising Team Sister Sledge, which included Trish Glowacki, Krissy McCooey and Kimberly Bitterman.
Race of Hope sponsors, Livingston Builders
Furry friends always welcome!
A smiles despite the rain!

For more photos, Capehart Photography