Who was Roberto?

Roberto Castillo was known throughout South Florida as a top running competitor. He held age group records for speed and participated in races all over the country. He was a runner, but he took up cycling to cross train and was a winner in local bike races as well. Roberto was known as, “the toughest competitor on the track, but the nicest, most genuine guy off the track.” But, he was first and foremost a family man. He loved his wife, Diana, his son Rob and daughter, Diana with the same intensity as he put into his racing challenges.

The crash.

On October 23, 2005 while Roberto was training on his bike, he was hit and killed by a drunk driver. The South Florida running and cycling community was devastated and the Castillo family was heartbroken. It was said, “He was truly a legend and one of the greatest inspirations to any aging distance runner and one of the most humble runners one could ever know.

Why We Walk and Run

All these years later, the Castillo family chooses to honor their husband and father by participating in Davis Goldman Presents Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash Miami 5K. Rob attends with his wife, Veronica and their two son, grandchildren who would have delighted Roberto. Last year Diana was proposed to as she crossed the finish line! Many close friends of the family also join in the event to honor their mentor, Roberto. Son Rob said, “I still feel like he is with me on all my runs its amazing. I know you will be with me every step of the way.”

Will you join us?

Join us on February 23, 2019, as Davis Goldman Presents Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash Miami 5K to raise awareness and to support families like the Castillo’s. Take a stand today and register to run and walk as a team captain or individual. Use promo code TOGETHER2019 for an additional $5 off—this offer is good through January 31st at 11:59pm. If you are unable to run or walk with us, please consider supporting our mission by making a financial contribution at www.walklikemadd.org/miami.  Help us create a future of No More Victims!


MADD South Florida and The Castillo Family

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