Freed to Run 2.0 is here, and the Jacksonville Daily Record featured it in its latest Marbut Report wrap-up. Gunster attorney Mike Freed will lace up his shoes beginning Sunday, December 2 for the second edition of his series of six daily 26-mile marathons. With stops from Tallahassee to Jacksonville, the goal is to raise $400,000 for legal aid.
Last year, Freed completed the inaugural 157-mile run and raised more than 70,000 in donations to benefit Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) and the Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership. This year, 19 point-to-point relay teams will join Freed on Sunday at the start of the race to further this movement. The goal is to raise $180,000 in donations, which will be matched at 125% by The Baptist Health Foundation–equating to $400,000 to support civil legal aid!
The first leg of the race will be followed by daily runs beginning at courthouses in Jefferson, Madison, Columbia, and Baker counties. The event will end December 7 with a 5K finale. The 5K finale will assemble at 2:45 p.m. at the Jacksonville Farmers Market and end at 4 p.m. on the steps of Duval County Courthouse.
Freed is a business litigation and trial lawyer with a wealth of experience in the courtroom and arbitrations, administrative proceedings and other forms of dispute resolution. As an attorney board certified in business litigation, his practice spans a wide range of substantive legal disciplines and specialized industries. Freed’s dedication to closing the justice gap led him to receive multiple service awards in 2018, including the “But for” leadership award from Leadership Florida and the Michael K. Reese Quality of Life award from the Florida Bar Association.
Read the full article: The Marbut Report: Freed to Run 2.0 begins Sunday in Tallahassee