Shearwater Hosts Successful “5K On The Trails” Event

April 20th, 2017

Shearwater, the new master-planned residential community on County Road 210, hosted its first “5K On the Trails and Fun Run/Walk” event on Saturday, April 22, to celebrate Earth Day and raise money for local St. Johns County schools. 166 participants ran in the 5K that took place along Shearwater’s nature trails and wide pathways that weave through preserved natural habitat.

The race ended with an Earth Day celebration on the Shearwater Event Lawn. The celebration featured Earth Day kids’ crafts, various outdoor vendors, craft beer, root beer floats and tasty food trucks. Julie Stackhouse won first place after completing the 5K in an amazing 18:30:06.

“The ‘5K on the Trails’ event is a perfect example of Shearwater’s lifestyle programming which seeks to connect residents with each other and the larger community,” said Dylan Read, Shearwater’s Lifestyle Director. “We saw Saturday’s race and Earth Day celebration as an opportunity to highlight Shearwater’s natural beauty along Trout Creek, while also educating attendees about what our community is all about. It was great to see so many families stay after the race to learn about the exciting activities and events taking place locally to preserve our environment.”

All proceeds from the 5K and Fun Run/Walk benefitted various wellbeing initiatives at Timberlin Creek Elementary School, Switzerland Point Middle School and Bartram Trail High School. For example, Switzerland Point Middle School is using their portion of the proceeds to help fund their “Road Raiders” running club and to help sponsor a new “Where Everyone Belongs” mentorship program between 8th and 6th graders.

Learn more about Shearwater in the Kayak Club, located at 260 Shearwater Parkway, St. Augustine, FL 32092. The amenities information center is open Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday from 12pm- 5pm. Tour model homes by David Weekley Homes, Lennar, Richmond American Homes and MasterCraft Builder Group. D.S. Ware Homes and Drees Homes have model homes available to tour in Shearwater’s new gated neighborhood, The Woodlands. Stay tuned for more information about the exciting public opening of the Woodlands, Shearwater’s new gated section, happening on May 20th. Visit for more information.

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