Back-to-school bash, 5k in Delray aim to end bullying in schools

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A local nonprofit is hosting a back-to-school bash and 5k race in Delray Beach to raise funds for anti-bullying efforts.

The free event — which includes carnival-style games, bounce houses, food trucks and rides — will be held Sunday, Aug. 14 between 7 a.m. and noon at Anchor Park. The “Stomp Out Bullying” event is hosted by Discrimination Free Zone, a South Florida nonprofit that provides schools with educational material aimed at ending bullying and discrimination.

Any students who attend the event will get free school supplies, according to event coordinators.

Individuals, students and teams can register for the 5k run, the proceeds from which will go toward creating discrimination-free ambassador programs in South Florida schools. Adults can participate in the run for $35, while students pay $20, children pay $15 and teams of four pay $125.

The nonprofit is also hosting a raffle, live auction and school supply drive at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at Honey, a downtown Delray Beach restaurant and nightclub. Guests should bring $20 or a backpack with school supplies. There will be live music, and guests will each get a free drink and raffle ticket.

For more details or to register for the race, visit http://www.discriminationfreezone.org/events/.