4th Annual Run for Heroes 5K

Haskell, Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Saturday, September 22, 2018

5k at 6:00 pm | 1 Mile Fun Run at 5:30 pm

About this Race

Every day, the experts at UF Health TraumaOne stand ready to provide lifesaving care. As the only adult and pediatric Level I trauma center in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, TraumaOne plays a critical role in the safety and well-being of our community. UF Health Heroes save lives, allowing those who have suffered from traumatic injury or illness to return home to their families, building healthy and strong communities.

TraumaOne’s mission is not only to provide life-saving care to trauma patients; each year TraumaOne helps educate over 15,000 people in our community through its injury prevention programs.

To date, the Run for Heroes 5K has raised over $40,000 to support trauma injury prevention and community education at UF Health Jacksonville. Most recently funds supported Stop the Bleed training and bleeding control kits for local area schools and first responder training courses.

Consider running today in honor of one of our Superheroes: An individual who has overcome a life-threatening injury and the many Heroes who stand ready each and every day protecting our community through expert trauma care.


Race Details

UF Health Jacksonville will hold its 4th Annual Run for Heroes 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, September 22.  The 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 5:30 PM followed by the 5K at 6:00 PM. Race festivities will take place at Haskell, 111 Riverside Avenue. 

FREE BEER: Following the race, Wicked Barley will provide one free beer per runner. (Age 21+)

Each runner will receive a custom race shirt – if registered prior to race day.

Fun Run: Anyone can participate but only children 13 and under will receive a finisher medal.

Entry Fees

5K1 Mile Fun Run
Through August 31st$25$15
September 1st - September 21st$30$15
Day of Race$35$15

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

Register Now!


» Click Here to Register Online

Online registration closes early. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day.

In person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our instore computers with no processing fee.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports locations on Friday, September 21st from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. All packets will be moved to the race site for raceday pick up beginning an hour before the race.

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217
San Marco Store: 2018 San Marco Blvd., Jax, FL 32207
Tapestry Park Store: 9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Jax, FL 32246


Awards will be presented to the top three men and women overall, first master’s male and female overall, and the top three in each of the following male and female age groups: 10 & under, 11-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. Hats for top 10% finishers! Medals for all Fun Run finishers 13 and under!

There will be costume prizes for the top male & female, and children’s costumes. So come dressed as your favorite superhero!


Sponsorship Information

For Sponsorship information please contact the Kasey Metzler, UF Health Office of Development at 904-244-1061 or [email protected].

Click here for our Run for Heroes 5K Sponsor Information