The Sixth Annual RAP River Run provides essential funding for the Runaway Alternatives Project, and for the fourth consecutive year race participants and spectators will be able to quench their thirst with spring water donated by Zephyrhills Brand 100% Natural Spring Water. The River Run will be held this Saturday at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey, and to keep runners and spectators hydrated Zephyrhills Brand is providing more than 2,000 gallons of spring water.
“We are honored to be able to support such a worthy cause by providing natural spring water for all who come,” said Jeff Smatsky, factory manager at the Zephyrhills Brand bottling plant, located just 40 miles from Sims Park. “Pasco County is our home, and we’re pleased to be able to help promote an event that means so much to our community.”
Zephyrhills will also donate 2,000 cups to be filled with bottled spring water and handed out to runners/walkers and those there to cheer them on. Last year, more than 1,300 runners participated and this year even more are expected.
Since the inaugural race six years ago, the RAP River Run has raised more than $400,000 for the Runaway Alternatives Project (RAP) House in New Port Richey. The RAP House is open to youth who are runaway or homeless and are in need of a short- term out-of-home respite placement for any reason.
For more information about the race, visit www.rapriverrun.com.
Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA)
With 36 years of experience providing refreshment in the bottled water segment, Nestlé Waters North America is the nation’s leading bottled water company. The company produces six regional natural spring water brands in the U.S. including Zephyrhills Brand, distributes three international brands, produces Nestle® Pure Life® nationally distributed purified bottled water, and most recently, ready-to-drink iced teas. The company’s dedication to quality products, employee development, bringing shared value to communities, and its commitment to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has led Nestlé Waters North America to be third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S.