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Location: Gainesville, FL US 32605 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Events
Event Time Price Details
5k Run/walk (ages 13+)
Time
8:30AM EST - 11:00AM EST
Price
$25
Price increases February 11, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
5k Run/walk (12 & under)
Time
8:30AM EST - 11:00AM EST
Price
$20
Price increases February 11, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
Pirate & Princess Obstacle Course Run
Time
8:45AM EST - 11:00AM EST
Price
$20
Price increases February 11, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
Place
Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St
Gainesville, FL US 32605
Description
4th annual Joey's Wings 5K run/walk will be on Feb. 24th, 2018! Let's dress up as pirate or princess and run for children battling cancer.
When you run/walk with us, you will be creating awareness and give HOPE to the 46 children and their families that are diagnosed every day. Obstacle courses represent the obstacles that children with cancer have to overcome during treatment: chemo, radiation, pills, testing... Proceeds of the run go to pediatric cancer research, patients care, and support for Andrew's family in Gainesville, Fl. Baby Andrew was diagnosed with infant lymphoblastic leukemia in April, 2016 and is currently treated at the Shands Children's Hospital.
 
Joey's Wings Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit charity, was established in 2014 in the memory of Joey, a 10-year-old boy who loved to run, but was taken from us by childhood cancer on Nov. 26, 2014. 100% of all donations made will be used towards research and treatment options, parents support and advocacy.
Race day registration and packet pick up begins at 7:30 AM. T-shirts will be first come first serve for race day registrants. T-shirts cannot be guaranteed if registration is not completed by Feb. 11.

 

Registration fees will increase $5 after pre-registration (Feb. 11th) 

 

5k (chip timed, ages 12+):                  $25
5k (chip timed, 12 and under):            $20
Kids Pirate & Princess Obstacle Run:   $20
 
Your registration fee includes:

Chip-timed 5K/walk
Shirt & medal
Raffle
Family fun of bounce house, treasure hunt, face-painting...
A post-run party with live music, food from local restaurants, drinks and awards ceremony.
 
The Best Dressed Pirate and Best Dressed Princess will win a Birthday Party from O2B Kids valued at $275!
Package pick up is on Thursday and Friday, February 22 & 23 from 5-7pm at Fit2Run at the Oaks Mall.
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Joey's Run Teams

Want to get more involved and help fundraise for Joey's Wings? Create a team, recruit runners to sign up for your team and ask friends, family, and businesses for donations! There will be two awards for fundraising teams: one for the team with the most runners and one for the team that raises the most money. Click the team tab (on the left) to get started!

If you need a letter for businesses, let Kathy know by emailing her at kathyoasis@yahoo.com

 

Awards and Results

Awards will be at 10:15AM. There are three age groups, 6 – 11, 12 – 18, and 19+, each category placing top 3 males and females. There will be two awards for fundraising teams: one for the team with the most runners and one for the team that raises the most money. Since this year's theme is gold, we will also have best dressed gold runner awards for adults and children!

Results will be posted on our website after the run!

Race day registration and packet pick up begins at 7:30 AM. T-shirts will be first come first serve for race day registrants. T-shirts cannot be guaranteed if registration is not completed by February 11. The 5K race will start at 8:30 AM. 

 

Race Day Schedule and Map

7:30 AM Onsite registration and Packet Pickup

8:30 AM 5K begins

8:45 AM 1 mile obstacle course walk/run

10:15 AM Awards

 

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Strollers and Dogs

Both strollers and dogs are welcome! We have made the course more stroller-friendly this year, so no worries if it rains beforehand! If you run with your dog, please make sure he/she is well behaved, stays on a leash, gets cleaned up after and doesn't trip anyone while on the course :)

 

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