We lost young Don, just 22, in 2009.  
But, Don set a GREAT example for us all....to Help Others in Need.  
Don's Foundation is dedicated to encouraging College Students
to choose the Alternative Break,where Students choose to travel
on their Vacations breaks and Help others less fortunate.  
We're so proud of the Great Example that Don has set for young Students.
Take a good look Don's web site and join us as we now promote his Great Cause....
The Alternative Break.
Don used his Vacation Breaks
to Help Others in Need.
The Don Ausman Foundation is
dedicated to encouraging other
College Students to do the same.  
Don's Foundation is a 501c3 and
your Donation to this fine cause
is Tax Deductible.
This Foundation was started due to the GREAT Example that Don set for us all. He used
his vacation time to help others less fortunate.
ABOVE: are Flagler College Students in Colorado on their Alternative Break,
helping some needy Children in a Youth Home.
Funds from Don's Foundation, raised at this Event help to fund
and promotenice trips like this.
Don's Foundation is dedicated to encouraging College Students
to choose the Alternative Break,
where Students travel on their Vacation Breaks
to help others in need.
They certainly had FUN too! .....
and that's our Foundation Slogan.
Having FUN....Helping Others
Left to Right – Terry McFarland, SFC Jason Stover (NCOIC), Piper Bazemore, Bruce Myhre, and Lon Lyford.

The 542d Engineering Detachment out of Savannah, GA,
Ran a simultaneous Don’s Friends 5K at Camp Marmal, Afghanistan on April 13th, 2013
Camp Marmal is a NATO camp, and the run attracted over 100 runners
from 10 different countries. Bruce Myhre of St. Augustine, who is deployed with the 542d,
was motivated to organize a Don’s Friends run in Afghanistan to spread the word
on Don’s Friends after running in the race the last two years.
Some of America’s (and the World’s) Finest ran this race in support of a great cause.”
USA & Ally TROOPS Ran a Don's FRIENDS 5K in Afghanistan on the SAME Day - Apirl 13th !!
See the 5K Race Start Photos BELOW
and over 9,000 photos from
the past 3 years at the Don's FRIENDS 5K Events in FLORIDA and
MICHIGAN! More coming SOON!
Below: Click to View this nice  Video about Berna, who ran her 1st 5K Run
at the Don's Friends 5K on April 13th, 2013.  Thanks Berna!
Don's FRIENDS 5K Run - St. Augustine Beach, Florida
April 13th, 2013
Americas BEST and Allies show support for Don's Foundation.
What a
Honor for Don's Friends!
Don's FRIENDS 5K Run - St. Augustine Beach, Florida
April 13th, 2013
Runners Line UP for a Great Run!

Don                 Bob                           Jim                   Sally        Jessica
ABOVE is photo taken in May 2008 at the Bay Shore Marathon in Traverse City, MI
THANK YOU for Supporting the Don's FRIENDS
Both Races SOLD OUT Early in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
     This Event has been a BIG Success thanks to YOU !.....

REGISTRATION for 2018 Begins on January 29th, 2018

                                 ABOUT THE RUNS
CLICK on Map above
for Location
of Anastasia State Park
THANK YOU to all that Participated, Helped & SPONSORED !
2017 was the most Successful Endless Summer Runs
in the 14 year history... and all THANKS to YOU !
Contact Race Director, Jim Wauldron if you like to become a Sponsor for 2018  
The 5K will be professionally timed and scored by RaceSmith, Inc.  The race will be timed
using disposable, electronic tags attached to the bib number.  Please wear your bib number
to the front, pinned at all four corners, visible, and unaltered.  Printed results will be available
on this website and at www.RaceSmith.com
DATE:  September 15th, 2018
START TIME:  7:30am
Anastasia State Park - 300 Park Rd St. Augustine, FL  32080  - click on
**FREE Park Entrance for runners and volunteers.
COURSES for 10K & 5K:
Click on course maps here: Click on Map right  to enlarge - View - Print
Race Director: Jim Wauldron - 904-687-5939
Race T-shirt
This is the BEST T-shirt in
Running HISTORY !!
All Runners received a
Tech Shirt  in 2018 with our
Fantastic Turtle Graphic.
Runners also received a
backpack and other goodies.
Click on Shirt to enlarge.
Don Ausman
Alternative Spring Break
Endowment 2013-2014
Philanthrophy Leader Award
Video of the Race Finish will be taken by Race Smith.
Video and Thousands of race photo sare posted here.
HERE to view Race Photos from past runs.
PACKET PICK-Up: 4-7pm Friday 9/14, and Race morning 6:30am - 7:15am
Anastasia State Park - 300 Park Rd St. Augustine, FL  32080  - click on Map
**FREE Park Entrance for runners and volunteers.
10K & 5K Race Courses
CLICK to enlarge
See Entire 2015
Race Video showing finish
line for 5K and 10K.  
This video is 95 minutes
long, but you can scroll to
your finish time
and find yourself
and /or your friends.
See over 4,100
Race photos
from 2015 runs.
Photos were provided by
Mr. Joe Sheffield.
10K Cross Country Run
This 10k (6.2 mile) run through Anastasia State Park's beach, hammock, and salt marsh takes you through some of St. Johns
County's most beautiful terrain. The race begins at the Island Beach Shop and Grill, proceeds with a beach loop, then across
pavement, dirt roads, and soil through the east nature trail and hammock loop. Runners will hit the pavement and trail again as
they head to the marsh loop. The last leg of the run shoots the runners back down the main park road to the finish line at the
Island Beach Shop and Grill. This is a cross country run and participants must be fit to run or walk on soft sand, uneven terrain,
mixed pavement types, and hills with sun exposure, heat, and humidity, etc.
5K Beach Run/walk
This 5K beach Run/walk starts and ends at the Island Beach Grill. This is a low tide beach loop run/walk on hard
packed sand beginning at 7:30am at low tide.  This is a Pristine, Beautiful Ocean Front location in St. Anastasia
State Park.....No Homes, No Buildings........nothing but miles of Beautiful Beach.  The 10K and 5K start at the same
location, The 5K proceeds along the Ocean Front for 1.3 miles North, then turn around and finish running South.  
Don't miss out on one of the most Beautiful 5K Beach Runs on the Planet !!  PLUS.....the Best T-shirt in Running
HISTORY ! (according to the designer).
Award Medals were given to top 3 in each age category for 10K and  5K.
Awards also for 1st Place overall Mens / Ladies
Masters  - Mens / Ladies
Grand Masters - Mens / Ladies
Both Races Sold Out Early in 2014 and 2015, 2016 & 2017.
0.0K (0.0 mile)
"I don't want to RUN... I just want that Turtle Shirt !
This is for those who don't want to run but want that turtle shirt.  You do not pay the fee for the 10k or 5k, but a reduced rate
to get the shirt. By doing this race you keep slots open for those who want to run since the races have limited slots available.
Sleep in and pick up your shirt on Friday.  If you don't even want to pick it up on Friday, for $6 we will mail it to you.  Go to the
Register Online button on the Registration page for the 0.0K race!
Race results will be posted on this website after the race and on RaceSmith.com
Click HERE to view Race Results from past runs.
2015 Race T-shirt
CLICK on Sizing Chart Below
to view shirt measurements.
T-Shirt, Backpack and Race Packets
Each Runner will receive a Tech shirt (Male or Female) and a  Backpack
...plus more.   Click
HERE to view Sizing Chart
The Don Ausman Foundation is a 501C3 Non-Profit Corp.
Here's Don in Ghana, Africa,
2007, making Friends,
working with a local village.
"The BEST T-Shirt in Running HISTORY"   
Below shows our Turtle designs for the 2014 thru 2017.  Our Turtle designs have made our Endless
Summer 10K & 5K T-shirts Very Popular.  In 2016, we added the 0.0K, which is a way for fans to
purchase this great shirt without running the races. (See above for explanation under 0.0K.)
You can Bid for a Hot Air
Balloon Ride for 2 at the Run
on Sept 23 and 24th.
The value of this ride is
Visit the website
Award Medals - 2016
CLICK to enlarge

Countdown to Don's Friends Endless Summer Runs - 2018
This is the 15th Annual...
Endless Summer 10K Cross Country and 5K Beach Run/Walk.
Both the 10K and 5K have SOLD OUT Early in the past 4 years.
These 2 Great Runs are presented by Don's Friends and benefit 2 Great Charities... Don's
FRIENDS and Friends of Anastasia. Visit both websites listed below.  
The Event is hosted by Anastasia State Park,
which is a BEAUTIFUL Ocean Front State Park located in St. Augustine, Florida.
Over 4 Miles of PRISTINE Ocean Front Beach.

Ocean Front, Anastasia State Park is an active Sea Turtle breading ground.  
Our very popular graphics for the Endless Summer Runs feature a New Sea Turtle graphic
each year.  
Our Turtle Shirts are Very Popular.  Each runner will receive a Performance
Tech T-shirt featuring our full-color Turtle graphic.  This year is our BEST EVER !!  Many
people sign up for this race JUST to get the T-shirt..........So, we've added the 0.0K.  The
0.0K allows individuals to purchase the race package (including the Tech Shirt and Bag)
without running the races.  
This opens up additional space for those who want to run the 10K or 5K.
This is our Turtle Graphic for 2018.
This is our BEST Turtle EVER !
Sepember 15th, 2018
Scroll down to view some history of our last several years.
And....view photos, results etc on many other pages on this website.
If you haven't seen our 65 ft long Turtle Wall...Check it out
! It's located in St. Augustine Beach in the Parking lot of
Hurricane Grill at 4255 S. A1A, St Augustine, FL 32080. It
features our 3 Turtles from the years 2016, 2017 and our
New 2018 Turtle. We were very proud to be chosen to
create this huge mural featuring 3 of our Endless Summer
Sea Turtles.
Download Sponsor FORM
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