NEVER QUIT BEACH FEST
The annual festival brings a special guest to Jacksonville Beach — Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack, then returned to pro surfing.
The film based on her book, “Soul Surfer,” screens 8 p.m. May 17-18 for Never Quit participants who will get a chance to meet her.
On May 19, Hamilton will team up with Navy EOD Brad Snyder who lost his eyesight in Afghanistan and won gold in swimming in the Para-Olympics in 2012. She will be Brad's eyes and run by his side in the 5K, Trident and Warrior Challenge.
The Para-Commandos paratroopers jump in for both movie nights and again just after Bethany says the opening prayers before the May 19 run and walks. Every finisher in the 5K and Trident receives a $300 necklace or Tifosi sunglasses. You choose your finisher prize. There is more than $2.6 million in prizes.
For those 16 to 34, enter the free Warrior Challenge and see if you have what it takes to join a Special Operations group as you are scored by elite military and Speciial Ops members. Or be a part of a six-person team in the Battle for the Beach, one of the hardest challenges in the country.
The expo is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 17-18, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19.
Register your family to take part in these events. Who will you Never Quit for?
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