Healthy Start 5K

Jacksonville Beach Pier - 502 1st Street North

Saturday, January 7, 2023

5K at 8:00 AM | 1 Mile at 9:00 AM

About this Race

“Get off the Couch and MOVE!”


The Healthy Start 5K Run welcomes both runners and walkers. The purpose of this charitable event is to raise awareness for the importance of living a healthy, fit and smart lifestyle. In addition to the run/walk, healthcare professionals will be in attendance to answer questions and provide insightful educational resources.

We encourage the Northeast Florida community and the city of Jacksonville especially, to come out to enjoy a nice run or walk to kick the new year off to a healthy start! We will have fun activities for the kids and family as we all work together to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Proceeds from this event will support the Kappa Alpha Psi Jacksonville Foundation in its goals to support the underserved in the north Florida area.

The Kappa Alpha Psi Jacksonville Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that has granted over $500,000 to students pursuing post-secondary and graduate degrees through its scholarship program. The Foundation also continues to support the young men of Jacksonville through its Guide Right Leadership & Development Program.

Your contributions will help us support the mission to build a healthier Jacksonville, as well as help those who suffer and are underserved on a daily basis. Please consider forming a team of runners/walkers to participate in this worthwhile cause.

Entry Fees

5K1 Mile
Through November 30th$25$12
December 1st through December 31st$30$12
January 1st through January 7th$35$12
Day of Race, January 8th$40$15

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds or transfers!


Register Now!

» Click Here to Register Online

Online registration closes the day prior to the beginning of packet pickup. 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.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports locations on Friday, January 7th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 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

Jacksonville Beach

424 South 3rd Street, Jax Beach 32250


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+.

Team Awards will be given to the Largest Team, the Largest Fraternity Team, and the Largest Sorority Team. Stay after the race for the post race celebration! Food and drinks will be provided!


The 5K and one mile will be held on the beach.  The course is out and back heading south from the Jacksonville Beach Pier.


There is parking available in the pier parking lot.

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

We welcome and need the support of sponsors and vendors for the Healthy Start 5K Run.  We encourage Medical and physical health vendors to sign up today.  Please call us at 904.306.6005.

Over 26 million Americans have diabetes and that number continues to grow. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 3 Americans will be diagnosed by the year 2050. By participating you can assist with turning those numbers around.  With the help of community partners like Kappa Alpha Psi, we are getting the word out about the risks, symptoms, prevention tools and management techniques to help put an end to preventable diseases..

As supporters, we must all work together to help promote, educate and encourage our children and the Northeast Florida Community to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. It’s really up to everyone to simply start NOW and make the decision to “Get off the couch and MOVE!”

Download the sponsorship packet here.