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The Little BIG Run on Saturday, February 1, 2020 is a little run for a BIG cause. Our race benefits the one-to-one mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida (BBBSNEFL). In addition to members of the running community and general community at large, volunteer mentors (Bigs) and their littles, who directly benefit from the agency's mentoring programs, will be participating and volunteering at the event, as will BBBSNEFL agency staff and Board Members.
The Little BIG Run is a family friendly event offering both 5K and 1 mile timed races on the scenic Jacksonville Riverwalk. Both courses start and finish at the Winston YMCA. Whether you are a runner, walker, or stroller rider, this is the perfect event for everyone! Individuals and groups are welcome!
Participants will receive unique race t-shirts and custom finisher medals celebrating race completion.
Professional timing and race results by Second Wind Race Timing - with the use of disposable bib chips.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida (BBBSNEFL) is a mentoring organization that creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Working within the communities of Northeast Florida for over a century, BBBSNEFL has effectively changed the lives of thousands through impactful mentoring programs and meaningful relationships.
BBBSNEFL operates under the belief inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Through collaboration with schools and community organizations, we identify at-risk youth who need or want a mentor. By placing a caring adult in the life of a child, BBBSNEFL creates safe, high-quality, long-lasting mentoring relationships that help vulnerable youth beat the odds and reach their full potential through personal and academic achievement.
Proceeds from The Little BIG Run 5K will benefit BBBSNEFL by contributing to the financial strength and stability of the agency. To learn more about BBBSNEFL and our programs, visit www.bbbsnefl.org.
CUSTOM EVENT SHIRTS:
All runners registered by Thursday Sunday January 26th 2020 are guaranteed to receive a custom shirt commemorating the event. All runners registering within two weeks of the race will receive a shirt as supplies permit.
Custom Finisher Medal
Post race food/drink & water stations
5K OVERALL AWARDS:
Men - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place
Women - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place
1 MILE YOUTH AGE GROUP AWARDS:
Age group awards will be presented to the top three boys and the top three girls in the following age groups: 0-6; 7-8; 9-10; 11-12, 13-18
Runners will only receive one award: overall or an age group award. Placements for awards are based on gun time, not chip time unless otherwise noted. Awards must be claimed at the awards ceremony.
All participants 12 and under are $10.00 for any race at all times.
All active "BIG" and "LITTLES" run for free for any race at all times. Contact BBBSNEFL for details
Additional funds raised benefit the one-to-one mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida.
Please note there is a course time limit of 60 minutes for the 5K.
7:30am to 8:45am - Bib, Chip, and Shirt Pickup
7:30am to 9:30 am - Day of Race Registration Open
9:00 am - 5K Race Start
9:40 am - Awards Ceremony 5K
10:00 am - 1 Mile Race Start
10:30 am - Awards Ceremony - 1mile
Packet Pickup will be held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters main office located in Downtown Jacksonville (40 E. Adams Street, Suite 220, Jacksonville, FL 32202) on Fri., January 31st, from 9am-5pm. Reserved parking has been arranged in front of the Jessie Ball duPont Center, marked by signage that says "Parking Reserved for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Please make sure to bring your driver’s license. If you are unable to pick up your packet Friday, race day pickup begins at 7:30am at the Winston YMCA.
The run starts and finishes at the Winston Family YMCA in RIverside. There will be water stations on the course and at the finish line.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Race times and dates are subject to change without notice at any time for any reason. In the event the race time or date is changed or if the race is cancelled, for any reason, there will not be any refunds under any circumstances. In the event of bad weather every effort will be made to conduct the race, however it may be moved to an alernate date, time, or cancelled within hours of the starting time. Please be sure to check the PRS Race Timing website and Facebook page for updates prior to departing to the race for any last minute changes or instructions.
The race will be chip timed using a bib chip system. All runners must cross the mat at the finish line with their chip properly attached to the front of clothing to score in the race. Chips do NOT have to be returned at the conclusion of the race at the finish line.