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Firefly

April 13 (Saturday)

Join in the fun at the last of the On the Fly 5K Series! The Firefly 5K at Moss Park is a timed race. Register online now through race day until 8:20 a.m. by clicking the 5K button above; the race is at 8:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Moss Park, 12901 Moss Park Road, Orlando.

COST: $20 for ages 15 and older, $10 for ages 5 - 14 and free for ages four and younger.

RACE BLING: All participants will receive a t-shirt and a glow-in-the-dark firefly finisher medal!

AWARDS (Winners will be notified by email. Medals will be mailed to the address on file): Male and Female Overall / Awards in nine categories: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

NOTE: Course is packed dirt/shell rock and asphalt.

Butterfly

Virtual Butterfly 5K

This race is just right for those on the run! Pick when, where and how you do your Virtual Run by December 31, 2019.

  • You will receive your finisher medal and custom bib in the mail.
  • Race Time: whenever you decide.
  • Course: whatever you choose.
  • Cost: $7 per person for bib and medal and optional $7 per T-shirt

Dragonfly

Virtual Dragonfly 5K

This race is just right for those on the run! Pick when, where and how you do your Virtual Run by December 31, 2019.

  • You will receive your finisher medal and custom bib in the mail.
  • Race Time: whenever you decide.
  • Course: whatever you choose.
  • Cost: $7 per person for bib and medal and optional $7 per T-shirt

List of Park Events:

  • March 30 (Saturday)

    Bluegrass and Backyard BBQ Festival, a free event from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Fort Christmas Historical Park, 1300 Fort Christmas Rd., Christmas. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic or purchase from food trucks.
    • Backyard BBQ team registration is $75 per team (maximum of 15 teams); team could not have won a cash prize in a previous BBQ contest or been compensated as a professional restaurant or caterer. Categories are chicken and St. Louis-style pork ribs. Overall prize is $400 and Reserve Overall Prize is $250; category winners receive $150 per chicken and ribs. Call the park's staff at 407-254-9312 for rules and an entry form or email parks@ocfl.net.
    • Join in the Hog Calling and Spouse Calling contests by registering at the event.
  • April 2 (Tuesday)

    Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and District 5 Commissioner Emily Bonilla invite you to attend the East Orange District Park Recreation Center Grand Opening, 22023 East Colonial Dr., Orlando, at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m. mosaic artist Manila Clough, who created the nine nature mosaics decorating the inside of the recreation center, will speak about her inspiration for the art.