About the Festival
The inaugural Runwell 4 Life Festival will be held Saturday, November 8, at the University of North Florida’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida and will include an amazing day of healthy, fun activities for the entire family. The Runwell 4 Life Festival benefits Runwell, The Linda Quirk Foundation. Runwell raises funds to provide addiction scholarships to qualified treatment centers and actively works to shift the worldwide view of addiction and the perception of those afflicted from one of disgrace to one of acceptance and hope. Through the positive effects of sport, Runwell helps to provide athletic opportunities enabling individuals to accomplish endeavors beyond their perceived limits.
The University of North Florida is the perfect location to Race, Ropes, and Rock! The festival will include energizing daytime activities at the UNF ECO-Adventure Center and the day will conclude with a concert featuring Kristian Bush of Sugarland held at the University of North Florida Fine Arts Center’s Lazzara Performance Hall.
Daytime Activities at the UNF ECO-Adventure Center
This safe, outdoor adventure will take place at the Eco-Adventure Center at the University of North Florida and will include a certified 5K Trail Run, an opportunity to challenge your team’s skills on the high elements through the Osprey Challenge Ropes Course, and experience the thrill of gliding through the air on a zip line. Visit booths highlighting ways to incorporate healthy nutrition and lifestyle changes all while you enjoy the great outdoors.
Evening Concert in the Lazzara Performance Hall
Kristian Bush of Sugarland will perform a 90 minute concert including his new hit single, “Trailer Hitch,” off of his forthcoming debut solo album, Southern Gravity.
Kristian Bush is among many musical artists who support their fans staying active to improve their health. Kristian participates in Music That Moves, which seeks to rally the music community to “move” when it is so easy not to move. They define “Movement” as Sport, Social, and Service. The festival is a perfect opportunity for participants to move and to enjoy a day filled with healthy activities, then dance the evening away listening to some fantastic music, making the collaboration between Kristian Bush and Runwell a great match.
For more information, check out www.musicthatmoves.org
Kristian Bush is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who started his career with folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early ‘90s. Bush founded country duo Sugarland in 2002; he and singer Jennifer Nettles have since surpassed sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieved five No. 1 singles, and won multiple Grammy, CMA, and ACM Awards. A prolific songwriter, Bush launched his solo career in 2013, and is currently in the process of writing, recording, and drawing on the 300+ songs in his catalog for his debut solo album, Southern Gravity, to be released on Streamsound Records. His first solo single, “Trailer Hitch,” is now available on iTunes and wherever digital music is sold.
Runwell, the Linda Quirk Foundation is a movement; people coming together to provide accessibility of resources to those needing recovery from addiction and mental illness, helping people live healthy, fulfilling lives. We believe partnering sports with addiction treatment helps to keep individuals, and their support bases, committed to recovery. Runwell awards grants to fund existing scholarship programs and support-based training programs that offer effective treatment, empowering those affected by addiction to choose recovery and begin healing. Runwell is committed to engaging families and communities in the recovery process, believing that addiction is seldom won alone.