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Cheap Seats: Taking A Run At Romance

Posted at 2:04 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 14:04:28-05

If you’re running around and too busy to meet someone special, how about running around AS A WAY to meet someone special. The 2nd annual Run2Date 5K goes down at Museum Park in Downtown Miami Wednesday February 13th with a 6:45 pm start time, and it’s much different than going to a bar.

"The idea is to run, jog it or walk it, whichever is comfortable. It's all about helping people meet and connect, that's the purpose of the event. Through fitness, that's the qualifier trying to meet like-minded people. People that are driven in their personal life as well as professionally, we try to bring in together under one activity," said Derek Hodes, Founder of Run2Date.

You don’t have to be single to participate. In fact, there are three different categories of runners.

"The event is open to everyone, it's not just for someone who's single. The concept is that you get a bib that looks like a 'Hello, My Name is' sticker and after you write your name in there, you decide which category best fits you. Green is 'Up for Grabs', yellow is 'It's Complicated', and red is 'Hooked Up'. It's really about bringing together like-minded people in an environment where they can meet good quality people." Said Hodes.

Other than the run, and perhaps falling in love, there is plenty to do at the event.

"Once you finish the race you will get a clean shirt, and you come into a private backend party, for people 21 and over, once you are inside that event there is gonna be music, food, and all kinds of activities for you to do to help break the ice." Said Hodes.

For all you animal lovers, there is a charity component as well, as Run2Date has teamed up with the Humane Society of Miami-Dade County.

"The idea here is that you're meeting a great partner. If you don't meet the guy or girl of your dreams, maybe you'll find the perfect dog for you. A portion of all of the proceeds we make are going to support the Humane Society." Said Hodes.

For more information and to register, head to

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