Luxflora Attracted Even More Participation to its Second 5k Flower Run


Luxflora President Rebecca Lusk welcomes participants to the second annual Flower Run 5K.

More than 170 runners kicked off Cultivate’17 on Sunday, July 16, with Luxflora’s second annual 5k race at the picturesque Scioto Audubon Park in Columbus under clear blue skies and perfect conditions. It was a great way to start the week, participants said.


Congratulations to the top three finishers in each gender category:


Josh Zielinski, with a time of 17:44
Owen Keith, with a time of 18:43
Jon Vaughn, with a time of 19:41


Amanda Debevc, with a time of 20:53
Jo Hoeberling, with a time of 21:39
Katie Andrews, with a time of 23:11

Luxflora’s annual Flower Run celebrates Luxflora‘s mission to develop a visionary, influential floriculture network in which women leaders can create, inspire, and flourish. The 5K event was an opportunity for all floriculture professionals to come together to network, build relationships, and to have some healthy fun, says Luxflora President Rebecca Lusk.


Participants line up for the Flower Run 5K on the Sunday morning of Cultivate’17.

“I personally could not be more pleased with how the industry supported the event,” Lusk says. “I am grateful that Luxflora had the opportunity and platform to offer such an event in conjunction with Cultivate and we want to graciously thank our sponsorship partners, AmericanHort and GIE for their support and collaboration in making this event such a success.”

Based on feedback from participants and current and potential sponsors, the Flower Run 5K is sure to become an annual fixture event at Cultivate, Lusk says. The organization also plans to broaden its scope of networking opportunities in the coming year.

Luxflora is a visionary, women-led, nonprofit, professional organization with the mission to promote the use of flowers in everyday life. Visit the Luxflora website to learn more about the opportunities this innovative new organization provides to its members and to find out how you can be part of and support it.