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.
The Don Ausman Foundation is a 501C3 Non-Profit Corp.
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 a
re SOLD OUT for 2015
his Event has been a BIG Success
thanks to YOU !.........

and our Generous Sponsors.
Here's Don in Ghana, Africa, 2007,
making Friends,
working with a local village.
See recent photos of Don's
Friends in Germany and
This is the 12th Annual Endless Summer Run presented by Don's Friends, benefiting the Friends of Anastasia and Don's
Friends.   Friends of Anastasia's mission statement is "Friends gathered together to celebrate, protect and enhance the natural
beauty in Anastasia State Park".

                   BOTH RACES STARTED TOGETHER  at 7:30 AM.
10K Cross Country Run - Sold Out
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 - Sold Out
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).

Both Races were Sold Out Early in 2014 and 2105  Please REGISTER EARLY for
6 as both races are projected to sell out prior to the events.

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

2015 Backpack for runners
CLICK on Map above
for Location
of Anastasia State Park
THANK YOU to all that Participated, Helped & SPONSORED !
2014 was the most Successful Endless Summer Runs
in the 11 year history... and all THANKS to YOU !
Contact Race Director, Jim Wauldron if you like to become a
Sponsor for 2015 - 904-687-5939
Below shows our 2014 Endless Summer Run Promotions........this year, we have a NEW Turtle!..
...and it's the BEST T-shirt in Running HISTORY !!!..... until This YEAR !!!!
7:30 AM
10K & 5K Race Courses
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 19th, 2015
START TIME:  7:30am
Anastasia State Park - 300 Park Rd St. Augustine, FL  32080  - click on Map
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 will receive a
Tech Shirt  in 2015 with our
Fantastic Turtle Graphic.
Runners also receive a
backpack and other goodies.
Click on Shirt to enlarge.
2015 Race T-shirt
Countdown to Don's Friends ENDLESS SUMMER Runs    
DAYS    HOURS   MIN.   Sec.
Award Medal - 2014
Don Ausman
Alternative Spring Break
Endowment 2013-2014
Philanthrophy Leader Award
Award Medals - 2015

The 2105 Endless Summer Runs
will be photographed by Mr. Joe
Sheffield, Professional

Joe has taken over 10,000 photos
of the Don's Friends Runs since
the beginning in 2010.

You FINISH Photos and many
others will be posted on this site
soon after the Runs.

You can view Thousands of Race
photographs by clicking on the
PHOTOS link above.

Joe has also been in the Pest
Control business for over 30 years
and is the owner of JOE The

Joe has a GREAT website. Take a
Professional Photographer, Mr. Joe Sheffield, will be taking race photos.