2019 Joey's Wings 5K and Fun Run

Sat March 9, 2019 Gainesville, FL US 32605 Directions

5k Run/walk (ages 13+)

8:30AM EST - 11:00AM EST

5k Run/walk (12 & under)

8:30AM EST - 11:00AM EST

1 Mile Obstacle Course Fun Run

8:45AM EST - 11:00AM EST
Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St
Gainesville, FL US 32605
5th annual Joey's Wings 5K run/walk will be on March 9th, 2019
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. The obstacle course represent the obstacles that children with cancer have to overcome during treatment: chemo, radiation, pills, testing... 
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. This year, proceeds will go to Jada, who is fighting Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Read more about her story below.
Race day registration and packet pick up begins at 7:30 AM. T-shirts will be first come first serve for race day registrants.
The 1-mile obstacle course fun run and 5k are two separate routes. Fun run starts about 10 minutes after the 5k.


Registration fees will increase $5 after pre-registration (Feb 23) 
5k (chip timed, ages 12+):                  $25
5k (chip timed, 12 and under):            $20
Kids 1 Mile Obstacle Fun Run:            $20
Your registration fee includes:

Chip-timed 5K/walk
Shirt & medal
Family fun of bounce house, treasure hunt, face-painting...
A post-run party with live music, food from local restaurants, drinks and awards ceremony.
Package pick up is on March 8, Friday from 5-7pm at Fit2Run at the Oaks Mall.
Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Jada's journey

Every year, Joey's Run benefits a local pediatric cancer family. Jada was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia with a M7 mutation on August 4, 2018. She was admitted to Shands in Gainesville to start the first of 3 rounds of chemo therapy. After the first round, they discovered nodules in her lungs which were progressively bigger and she still had residual disease. Jada started her second round of chemo therapy on September 17th and finally went into remission at the end of October. The doctors determined that a transplant was needed and they were not able to wait for a 3rd round of chemo. She received a transplant on November 14th and engrafted on November 27th. She was released on December 8th and is seen in the clinic twice a week for labs and physical therapy.

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 10:15 AM. 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. 

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 March 3rd. 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


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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