About this Race
Winter of 2012, Lillian Grace Ball was born with a very complex disease known as Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD). This disease is a lifelong diagnosis in which those afflicted fight daily to maintain blood pressure levels, proper nutrition, and liver & kidney functions. The regular maintenance requires numerous medications, medical supplies, lab testing, imaging, & specialist appointments. The ‘Hope for Lillian Grace’ foundation was created as a tax-exempt Florida 501(c)(3) organization to help support the Ball family with the on-going costs associated with this disease. Lillian Grace fights every day. The inaugural Hope for Lillian Grace Reindeer Run was held in December 2016 in an effort to provide additional support for Lillian Grace! We welcome any individuals, running groups, and sponsors to be a part of this awesome event!
UPDATE: Thursday, November 16th, the Ball family met with the UF Shands Transplant Team. Lillian Grace underwent an entire day of interviews & testing to determine her transplant eligibility. In recent months, Lillian Grace’s kidney function has begun to wane, and the Ball family is beginning to prepare for the inevitable kidney transplant. In coming weeks, they will better understand the timeline for what will be the first of many transplants Lillian Grace will receive during her life.
Please feel free to learn more about our journey & follow our page by exploring the links below:
|Through December 2nd||$25||$10|
|December 3rd - December 8th||$30||$10|
|Day of Race||$35||$10|
Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds or transfers!
Packets will be available for pick up at the 1st Place Sports Baymeadows store location on Friday, December 8th 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
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+.
1 Mile Fun run finishers will receive a finisher medal.
There is parking available at Losco Park.