5th Annual Run for Heroes 5K presented by Stellar

Winston Family YMCA

Saturday, September 28, 2019

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

Race Results

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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 almost $60,000 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 5th Annual Run for Heroes 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, September 28.  The 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 5:30 PM followed by the 5K at 6:00 PM.

NEW for 2019!  Be a HERO and support TraumaOne by joining the 5 Year VIP Club.  With this upgraded opportunity you will receive an upgraded experience including: technical shirt, exclusive hospitality, extra drink ticket, and more.  Don’t miss out, this is a limited opportunity!

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

Fun Run open to all ages.

Entry Fees

5K1 Mile Fun Run
Through August 31st$25$15
September 1st - September 27th$30$15
Day of Race$35$15

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!



You will receive race instructions the week of the event. These will include your assigned race bib number and your selected pickup location where you will need to pick up your race packet.  The email will also contain updated information for the event including parking instructions. Be sure that our 1st Place Sports emails are not going to your junk folder to ensure that you receive this important email.

Create Your Team

Team Captains: Click here to create your team!

Please read through all the instructions at the link before beginning.

Captains can form a team and then ask people to join that team. Teams can have as many members as they want, but the top three finishers will score for the competition.  Awards will be given to the top three teams.

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 27th 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
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+. Awards will be given to the top three teams.

Hats for Top 10% finishers in 5K!

Medals for all 5K and Fun Run participants!

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


Friend-Get-Friend Referral Program

Save $5.00 each time someone you refer registers!

When you register online for this event,  you will receive a unique code in your confirmation email. Pass that code along to friends and family members and tell them to use the code when registering for the same event and you will receive a $5 refund on your credit card each time someone registers using your code. You can have your full entry fee refunded using this program.

Sponsorship Information

For Sponsorship information please contact the Kasey Metzler, UF Health Office of Development at 904-244-1061 or Kasey.Metzler@jax.ufl.edu.

Click here for our Run for Heroes 5K Sponsor Information


Presenting Sponsor