Sat September 26 - Fri October 2 Directions
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Join us at our 2nd annual event where friends & families from all over Central Florida come together to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer.  Get your glitter on!

Due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, our Runway to Hope Sparkle & Shine 5k & Kids Run will be a completely virtual race this year. It is our hope we will all be able to gather in person in 2021. With safety as our number one priority, we hope you will participate virtually, while practicing social distancing.

Our Sparkle & Shine Virtual 5k is sponsored by AdventHealth for Children.

Thank you, AdventHealth for Children, for all you do for our special kids battling pediatric cancer every day.

This Virtual race will consist of the following:

  • We will mail you a t-shirt, race bib, medal, and some glitter, so you can still get your sparkle on! If you plan on competing in the race, you will need to register by September 21st in order to receive your race materials on time! 
  • You can choose to run anytime during the week of September 26 - October 2nd! If you want to compete using the RaceJoy app to watch yourself run against your fellow runners, you will need to download the RaceJoy app. You must run between 6am - 12pm on Saturday, September 26, 2020 in order to compete!

Our Kids Run is sponsored by Nemours Children's Health System!

Thank you, Nemours Children's Health System, for everything you have done for Runway to Hope and our awesome kids!

This Virtual Kids run will consist of the following: ˜  

  • We will mail you a t-shirt, race bib, and some glitter! 
  • Your child can choose to run anytime during the week of September 26 - October 2nd!

Dont forget to take photos and tag @runwaytohope in your Sparkle & Shine gear! Here are some of the hashtags you can use: #sparkleandshine5k ,#virtualrace, #pediatriccancerawarenessmonth, #pediatriccancer, #runwaytohope, #gogold, #hopeisnotcanceled, and #quarenTEAM so that we can see your post. The photos with the most sparkle and shine will be featured on our Runway to Hope social media story! Keep an eye out for a fun costume contest the week of the event. We will post our winners on Sunday, September 27th!

Thank you for supporting Runway to Hope and our mission to support children battling pediatric cancer in Central Florida while seeking a cure. Happy Running!

Your favorite hometown course!
Event Highlights

All 5k participants will receive:

  • Race Medal
  • Short-Sleeve Shirt
  • Glitter 
  • Compete virtually against your fellow runners using the RaceJoy app on Saturday, September 26, 2020 between 6am-noon! *Option Not Available for Kids Run*
  • All items will be mailed to you!

We have added a Kids Run sponsored by Nemours Children's Health System as well for those 10 and under and they will receive:

  • Race t-shirt
  • Race bib number

Make sure to tag us at #sparkleandshine5k, #virtual, #pediatriccancerawarenessmonth, #pediatriccancer, #runwaytohope, #gogold, #hopeisnotcanceled, and #quarenTEAM!


Online registration available through Friday, October 2, 2020 for the 5k & Kids Run Virtual event.  Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

5K Entry fee's:
$25.00 - Through August 20, 2020
$30.00 - August 21 through October 2, 2020

Kids Run sponsored by Nemours Children's Health SystemEntry fee's (10 years old and under):
$10.00 - Through October 2, 2020

Course Map - Your Favorite Hometown course!
Race Contact Info

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Packet Pickup

Register by September 21, 2020 to ensure you have your race items in time for Race Week beginning on Saturday, September 26th!  All items will be mailed to you at no additional charge.  If you register after September 21st, we work to get the race items to you by October 2nd,  2020. 

For those running competitively through our Race Joy App on race day, we advise you to register on or before the 21st, so you can have your race items ready for your run! 


Due to Covid-19, there will be no "in-person" packet pickup for this year.



Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Runway to Hope Sparkle & Shine Virtual 5k.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

Your favorite hometown course!


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