Lace up your running shoes and join us on Saturday, December 2nd for the inaugural KidsHealth Run & Walk
This family-friendly event includes a 5K, 10K and a one-mile fun run kicking off at the exciting home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Starting at EverBank Stadium, East Plaza and Gate 4, courses include scenic routes through downtown, along the St. Johns River and over the iconic Hart Bridge.
All proceeds will support the Nemours Children’s Compassionate Care Fund, which restores the health of critically ill and injured children wherever the need is greatest.
Participants of all ages will enjoy activities in the Runner’s Village, including music courtesy of our DJ, sponsor booths, a Kid Zone with games and inflatables, mascots, and plenty of photo opportunities!
We expect 2,000+ runners, walkers and their cheerleaders to join us and hope to see you there! Individuals and teams are welcome. All 5K and 10K registrants will receive a finishers medal, and all participants who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a commemorative race T-shirt. Children under 18 who register will receive a special hero cape! (while supplies last)
Races Include: 10K, 5K and a one-mile fun run and walk
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Location: EverBank Stadium, East Plaza at Gate 4
ONLINE REGISTRATION closes at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30th! On site registration will be open at Packet Pick Up on Friday or Race Day from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
All participants of the 5K, 10K, and one-mile fun run MUST register.
|Participation||Regular Fee||Race Day Fee|
|One-Mile Fun Run||FREE||FREE|
|7:00 a.m.||Registration Opens|
|7:00 - 11:00 a.m.||Event Activities in Runner's Village|
|8:00 a.m.||10K Race start|
|8:15 a.m.||5K Race start|
|9:15 a.m.||10K and 5K Race Awards Ceremony|
|9:50 a.m.||Stage Announcements|
|10:15 a.m.||One-Mile Fun Run start|
|10:45 a.m.||Closing Announcements|
|11:00 a.m.||Event Ends|
Please note: All 5K and 10K participants will receive a finisher's medal. In addition, participants who raise $100 or more by Thursday, November 9th will receive a commemorative event T-shirt.
Team captains or individual runners may pick up their race packets containing race bibs, and safety pins, t-shirts (for those who qualify by raising $100), and kids capes at the following two locations the week of the race.
- Wednesday, November 29th at Brick and Beam, 1101 North Main Street between 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
- Friday, December 1st at Nemours Children’s Health Home Office, 10140 Centurion Parkway North between 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
NOTE: Packets will also be available to pick up at registration on race day starting at 7:00 am, however we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to pick up your race packets beforehand at Packet Pick Up to avoid long wait times
Parking and Event Entrance
There will be plenty of parking available at the stadium in Lots C & D, with overflow parking in Lot J. The entrance into the event will be at the East Club Gate. The stadium has a strict bag policy so please limit the belongings you bring. Non-clear bags or bags larger than 4.5" x 6.5" are prohibited. Only clear bags that are plastic, vinyl or PVS and do not exceed 12" X 6" x 12" are allowed in the stadium.
10K and 5K Finish and Awards
After runners cross the finish line, enjoy activities and sponsor booths in Runner’s Village! The awards ceremony for the 10K will be at 9:15am and for the 5K, at 9:45am. All 10K and 5K finishers will receive a medal upon crossing the finish line.
See Race Awards categories HERE
A receipt will be emailed to all race winners. Age group awards can be retrieved at the awards table upon showing your receipt. Race results will be posted online after you cross the finish line at Secondwindresults.com Overall, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the 10K and 5K races will receive their awards during the awards ceremony.
One-Mile Run Run
The one-mile fun run is a FREE non-competitive run and walk. Participants will not be timed however we strongly encourage every participant to register to receive a custom race bib. All ages are welcome whether you run, walk or roll!
Activites and Pictures
Even if you are not a runner, bring the entire family out for an exciting morning full of activities in our Runner’s Village! Activities are open throughout the morning between 8:00am-11:00am:
Activities include: Sponsor and vendor booths, Nemours Children’s Health information tent, concession stands, face painting, Kid Zones with inflatables, jumbo coloring wall, mascots – Jaxson de Ville, Jaguars Roar Cheerleaders, and Star Wars Troopers, The Nemours ADAPT pet therapy animals (dogs and service pony), will also be onsite! And don’t forget to get your team picture taken by our Spot Me Roaming photographer!
Photography will be taken at the event. By attending the KidsHealth Run & Walk, Jacksonville, you acknowledge that you agree to allow Nemours Children’s to use the photography as we see fit, without compensation.
|Please refrain from saying, wearing or displaying signs, symbols or language that may be offensive to others present at the event. Nemours Children’s reserves the right to request that individuals or groups remove items from view that are offensive and to deny participation in the event to those groups or individuals who do not comply.|
Your participation in KidsHealth Run and Walk, Jacksonville will benefit our Compassionate Care Fund, which restores the health of critically ill children by supporting the highest quality care for the most vulnerable children wherever the need is greatest.
For example, support from the Compassionate Care Fund is fundamental to our ability to care for children with chronic conditions such as eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), sickle cell disease (SCD) and cystic fibrosis (CF). Over 40% of school-aged children and adolescents in the United States have at least one chronic health condition. These patients’ health care needs can be complex and continuous, including daily management and addressing potential emergencies.
Meet Our Patient Ambassadors, Camden and Charlie
- 1 Margaux Barnes $1,950.00 raised
- 2 Charles Alston $900.00 raised
- 3 Sabrina Gretkierewicz $530.00 raised
- 4 Marcy Sandler $500.00 raised
- 5 Eric Sandler $500.00 raised
- 1 Stand up for Mental Health $36,705.00 raised
- 2 Brick & Beam $30,330.00 raised
- 3 duPont Trust Running Club $6,400.00 raised
- 4 Bank of America $3,525.00 raised
- 5 CSI Companies $3,055.00 raised
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