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The Little BIG Run 5k

Sat May 5, 2018
Location: Jacksonville, FL US 32202 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk

The Little BIG Run on Saturday, May 5, 2018 is a little run for a BIG cause and will mark the inaugural 5K race benefiting 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 seeks to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. 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.

Race Amenities

All runners registered two weeks prior to the race 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.

Race packets with the unique race shirt, custom bib, and other goodies.

Custom Finisher Medal

Post race food/drink &water stations


Race Awards


Men - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place
Women - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place

Age group awards will be presented to the top three men and the top three women in the following age groups:  0-10; 11-12; 13-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59, 60+

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

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.   

Registration Costs

All online registration fees are included in the amounts below:

$25.00 Through 02/28/2018

$30.00 - 03/01/2018 through 03/31/2018 

$35.00 - 04/1/2018 through 05/04/2018

$40.00 - Day of Race Registration - Cash or Check or Credit Card

$10 through 03/31/2018

$20.00 4/1/2018 through 05/05/2018

Family Friendly Pricing

All participants 12 and under are $10.00 for any race at all times.


Additional funds raised benefit the one-to-one mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida.

Race Course

The 5k and 1 Mile all start and finish on the same course.      

5k Course Map 
5km Course - Click for a map of the 5km Course

1 Mile Course
1M Course - CLICK HERE

Course Time Limits

Please note there is a course time limit of 60 minutes for the 5k.

Event Schedule

7:30am to 8:45am - Bib, Chip, and Packet Pickup

7:30am to 8:45am - Day of Race Registration Open

9:00 am - 5km Race Start

10:00 am - 1 Mile Race Start

10:30 am - Awards Ceremony - 5k & 1mile

Packet Pickup & Race Instructions

Pre Race Packet Pickup

Thursday, May 3rd from 10am – 6pm.

Dicks Sporting Goods at the Town Center

10390 Midtown Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32246

Race Location

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.

For a map of the course, please click on the link below:

Course map available here:


Event Time Price Details
5km Run / Walk
9:00AM EDT
1 Mile Run
10:00AM EDT
Race Contact Info

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Race Information

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.

221 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL US 32202
Chip Timing

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 their clothing to score in the race.  Chips do NOT have to be returned at the conclusion of the race at the finish line.   



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