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Naturally Tough 5k
This event supports the people of Putnam County, which lies west of St. Johns county, which is where the UCC of St. Augustine is. Putnam County is one of the poorest counties in Florida, with one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the state. Many parts of the county are food deserts. All of the money raised by the Naturally Tough 5K is donated to organizations which support the people of Putnam County.

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March 27, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.


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With the dedication and generosity of the UCC/DOC St. Augustine congregation  the 3rd annual Naturally Tough 5K was a huge success! This year more than 45 Naturally Tough participants completed the Naturally Tough course, including our own Rev. John Vertigan.

This year's 2018, 5K raised $2,700.00 which was donated to the following Putnam County organizations:

$  200.00 Friends of Dunns Creek State Park for providing a Naturally Tough venue

$  200.00 Pomona Park Volunteer Fire Department for showing up and keeping us safe

$  300.00  Free Medical Mission in Crescent City

for keeping the community Naturally Tough and healthy

$2,000.00  Migrant Education Program of Putnam County for sharing in a Naturally Tough community

The Naturally Tough 5K is hosted by the M2M (Move-2-Move) ministry of the United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ Church of St. Augustine.   

                    See you again next year!   

Rev. John Vertigan
Florida Conference Minister

Gary “Rob”  Maze

Naturally Tough Race Director


The Naturally Tough 5K was started with a grant for New Ministries from the Florida Conference.  It is the UCC/DOC of St. Augustine's way of reaching out to our neighbors in Putnam County not only do the residents of Putnam county struggle with poverty, high rates of domestic violence and drug abuse, it also a food desert, and many of the residents are immigrants. The 5K is held in Putnam County, and all proceeds stay in the community.