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 !!
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

September 11th, 2021
Online registration is now open !
Click on link above to
Register NOW !



                                    General Info ABOUT THE 2021 RUNS
                            10K will start at 7:30am  -  5K will start at 7:50am
THANK YOU to all that Participated, Helped & SPONSORED !
Contact Race Director, Jim Wauldron
if you like to become a Sponsor for 2018  904-687-5939
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 11th, 2021
START TIME: 10K- 7:30am   5K -7:50am
Anastasia State Park - 300 Park Rd St. Augustine, FL  32080  
**FREE Park Entrance for runners and volunteers.
COURSES for 10K & 5K:
Click on course maps here: Click on Map right  to enlarge - View - Print
Click HERE to see additional Sponsors
Race Director: Jim Wauldron - 904-687-5939
Race T-shirt
This is the BEST T-shirt in
Running HISTORY !!
All Runners receive a Tech
 in 2021 with our
Fantastic Turtle Graphic.
Runners also receive a
beautiful bag (value $25.00), a
Finishers Medal and other
Click on Shirts 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 and Videos from past runs.
PACKET PICK-Up: Anastasia State Park-300 Park Rd St. Augustine,
FL  32080
Packet pickup time is  2pm to 6pm on Friday, September 10th and
on Race Day morning (9-11-2021) starting at 7:00am. **FREE Park
Entrance for runners and volunteers on September 10-11th.
10K & 5K Courses
CLICK on map
to enlarge
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 are 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, 2018, 2019 & 2020
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 Click HERE
CLICK on Sizing Chart Below
to view shirt measurements.
T-Shirt, Backpack and Race Packets
Each Runner will receive a Turtle Tech shirt (Male or Female) a Turtle Tote
Bag, a Finishers Medal ...plus more.   Click
HERE to view T-shirt Sizing Chart
The Don Ausman Foundation is a 501C3 Non-Profit Corp.
2021 will be our 18th Annual
Endless Summer 10K Cross Country
and 5K Beach Run/Walk.
Both the 10K and 5K have
Early in the past 8 years.
These 2 Great Runs are presented by
Don's Friends and benefit 2 Great
Charities...Don's FRIENDS and Friends
of Anastasia.
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.  
Turtle Shirts are Very Popular
.  Each
runner will receive a Performance Tech
T-shirt featuring our full-color Turtle
graphic. Runners also receive a
beautiful bag (value $25.00), a
Finishers Medal and other goodies.
This year is our BEST EVER !!
Scroll down to view some history of our last several years.
And....view photos, results etc on many other pages on this website.
Here's Don in Ghana, Africa,
2007, making Friends,
working with a local village.
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 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.
We have 2 running events that span over 8 miles.....and need volunteers. If you
would like to volunteer for these events, contact Jim  -   
All Volunteers will receive our Very Popular "TURTLE TEAM"  T-shirt - see below
CLICK on Map
above for Location
of Anastasia State
Also see results on www.RaceSmith.com
2019 VOLUNTEER T-shirts.
2020 shirts will be similar.
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.