Steps For Healing 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser

Fri November 10 - Sun November 19


Steps for Healing is a 5K Run/Walk fundraising event benefitting the Children's Bereavement Center.  Our grief group participants and many other families who have suffered a loss of a loved one in our community look forward to this event every year as an opportunity to memorialize their loved ones. 

This year, attendees may choose whether to attend in person at Zoo Miami or “Run Where You Are.”  CBC supporters and group participants are based across all of South Florida and the nation, so for those who cannot attend in-person, the opportunity to register as a virtual attendee is an added benefit! 

Run or walk in memory of a loved one and support grieving families by raising funds for Children's Bereavement Center (CBC), which provides FREE virtual grief support groups for children, teens and adults in South Florida.


6:30 AM Registration Opens
7:45 AM Warm up at Start/Finish line 
7:55 PM Registration Closes
8:00 AM Race begins! 5K run/walk – starts in the parking lot and continues into Zoo Miami
9:30 AM Awards Ceremony for Medals & Trophies
10:00 AM-10:30 AM Wrap up event


IN-PERSON @ Zoo Miami:  Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Official run/walk timing 
  • All-day zoo admission
  • Kids’ course with medals
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Race day t-shirt (size not guaranteed nor availability for day-of registrations)
  • Entertainment - DJ and Kids Corner 
  • Customizable Fundraising Page
  • Medals for top finishers
$40 Early Registration, $45 Day-of Registration, $22 Student/Youth (ages 7-17), $17 Child (ages 3-6), Free Under 3
VIRTUAL:  Flexible schedule to run anytime from Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 19, 2023
Whether you are not available to be at Zoo Miami on 11/18 or live out of state, you can still register for Steps virtual race!  The virtual remembrance run/walk offers flexibility and allows you to participate wherever you are. You can choose to participate by yourself, or with your closest family members or friends. Just step into your neighborhood, head to a nearby park, or even hop on your treadmill and complete a 5K distance.Once completed, the RaceJoy app will enter your finish time into your Run Signup account, results will be posted and you can download your certificate of participation.
  • RaceJoy app tracking time and results
  • Customizable Digital Race Bib
  • Race day t-shirt (pick up/mailed after race; (size not guaranteed nor availability for day-of registrations)
  • Customizable Fundraising Page
  • CBC Memorial Activities to make your walk/run more meaningful
  • Flexible schedule to run anytime during the Virtual Race available 11/10 - 11/19
SPECTATOR ONLY @ Zoo Miami: Saturday, November 18, 2023  
Come and watch our runners at Zoo Miami, enjoy snacks and then stay to visit the zoo, all while helping to raise funds for Children's Bereavement Center (CBC), which provides FREE virtual grief support groups for children, teens and adults in South Florida.
  • Registration includes:
  • Access to Asia Field and race Start/Finish line
  • All Day Admission to Zoo Miami
  • FREE Continental Breakfast
  • Kids Corner with Inflatable Course
  • Entertainment - DJ
  • Customizable fundraising page



Share your photos and memories using #iruntoremember #stepsforhealing and tag @miamicbc

"Sponsor My Run" Fundraising

For every $1,500 raised, 1 child can attend the CBC's free grief support groups for an entire year!
Be a champion for CBC – you can make a difference in the life of a child. We believe that grief is meant to be shared and you can help grieving families by participating. 
  • Create a TEAM with your friends, family members or colleagues or register as an individual to participate in-person or virtually!
  • Set a goal and help CBC fundraise by encouraging people in your community to sponsor your run or team's run
  • Help spread the word about CBC and the support available for children, teens and adults across South Florida 

Volunteer Opportunities & Community Service Hours Available

Interested in volunteering? We have a lot of different roles available and skillsets needed! Limited spots and community service hours available for high school students. Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form to Sign up: All volunteers are required to do a one hour orientation training on Zoom the week of the event. 


In-Person at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177 OR Virtual (Run Where You Are)


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 Steps For Healing 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser.

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

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Race Website

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