The Rising 2017 - It's a 5K. It's a Cemetery Tour., Oviedo, Saturday, 28. October 2017

The Rising is a 5K Race and Cemetary Tour is organized by 100% volunteers of The Oviedo Preservation Project (TOPP) and Presented by Dignity Memorial, David Weekly Homes, First United Methodist Church of Oviedo, and more. TOPP has been serving Oviedo since 2005 and is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) charity run entirely by unpaid volunteers. TOPP is the sole organizer and one of two beneficiaries of this event. The other 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity who is a beneficiary of this event is HOPE Helps, Inc., Inc. 100% of proceeds of this event will benefit the charitable causes of TOPP Improving Education and HOPE Fighting Hunger.

The Oviedo Preservation Project (TOPP)

TOPP tricks people into learning about history by creating community events that showcase our town’s rich history. In The Rising, athletes will travel past 10 places that are eligible to be on the National Register of Historic Places while getting some exercise and listening to the podcast that narrates the route. TOPP also publishes a calendar circulated to 20,000 people each year, hosts the Citrus & Celery Cook-Off at Taste of Oviedo, and awards 4-year scholarships to civic-minded graduating seniors.

The Rising 5K

HOPE Helps, Inc.

HOPE Helps, Inc. seeks to prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida by equipping individuals and families to become self-sufficient through Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Education. Proceeds from this event will help stock HOPE's local food pantry with healthy fruits, veggies, and whole grains.

HOPE Helps, Inc.

$25 – Early Registration discounts go into effect after early registration ends.
$32 – Regular Registration thru 10/19
$36 – Late Registration 10/20 - 10/26
$40 – Day of Registration is anything after 10/27
Kids Fun Run - FREE ages 11 and under
Visit to register!

Race Day:
Race Day is Saturday 10/28 and starts at First United Methodist Church of Oviedo. Kids Fun Run is Saturday 10/28 at 8:45am. To view the full Race Day schedule, visit

Twilight Tour:
The Twilight Tour is Sunday 10/29 at the Oviedo Cemetary. The Tour is FREE. We are asking for everyone to consider making a $3 donation with 100% of proceeds going toward the charitable causes of TOPP and HOPE.

This event couldn’t happen without the help of lots of volunteers. Whether your skills lie in dressing up like historical figures, scooping food, hanging posters, or something else, we can use your help. We have Chicken ***** on 10/2, Packet Pick-up 10/26 & 10/27, and lots of needs 10/28 & 10/29 as well! To register to volunteer, please visit

Can't make the event? Your support still counts - Donate!

The Oviedo Preservation Project (TOPP)
Donate to TOPP's charity fundraiser to support Education & Scholarships. TOPP is is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) charity run entirely by unpaid volunteers. All contributions are tax deductible.

HOPE Helps, Inc.
Open your heart and donate to HOPE's charity fundraiser to Fill the Pantry. HOPE Helps, Inc. 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity. All contributions are tax deductible.

The Rising is a 5K Race and Cemetary Tour is made possible by the geneorsity of our Sponsors:
Dignity Memorial, First United Methodist Church of Oviedo, David Weekley Homes, Publix Supermarket Charities, First Choice Urgent Care, Stevens Kitchens, My House Fitness, The TownHouse Restaurant, Panera Bread, SunFlorida Realty, The Home Depot, Breakthrough Fitness, Miller's Ale House, Law Office of Timothy A Moran, and Megram Construction.

For any questions email Megan Sladek at

Thank you for your support!

Saturday, 28. October 2017, Oviedo, The Rising 2017 - It's a 5K. It's a Cemetery Tour.

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