November 13, 2021, marks the 37th year for the MCL/TEL Semper Fi 5K Charity Run for Children. Total Employment Leasing (TEL) of Pensacola in partnership with the MCL provides the leadership, resources, and the funding for the race. Hosted by Seville Quarter and executed by Running Wild, the race goes through the Downtown District of Pensacola and encompasses both the Maritime Park and the Historic District.
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This year’s race honors Lieutenant General Charles “Chuck” Pitman, USMC, a Pensacola Beach resident, who passed away February 13, 2020. Every year many local active-duty military units, such as MATSG-21/23, several Naval Aviation training squadrons, and local high school JNROTC units have run the event in formation. Going into the 37th year of the run’s legacy, the event has raised over $600,000 for local children’s organizations. This year’s recipients are New Horizons of NW Florida, Escambia Westgate School, Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, Miracle League of Pensacola, Gulf Coast Kids and LEAD Academy Classical School of Pace, Florida.
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