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Join us for the 10th Annual Helping Hearts 5K in honor and memory of Jeremy Nelson.
This will be a virtual event so please run where & when you want to support this cause!


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


The 10th Annual Helping Hearts 5K will be Virtual for 2022.  We hope you will join us in honoring the memory of Jeremy Nelson, a Buford Middle School student who passed away tragically in January 2013.  Proceeds from this virtual 5K will go to the Jeremy Nelson Foundation, which gives scholarships to Buford High School students.  Choose where & when you would like to run or walk, and submit your time by the end of day 10/15/22.  Participants may choose to receive an awesome shirt or choose no-shirt to save $10.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Entry Fee & Registration

Virtual 5K:  $30

Virtual 5K - No Swag (Still support the cause, NO shirt): $20

Register by 10/10 to guarantee an awesome shirt in your size!

Event Beneficiary

Proceeds from this virtual 5K will go to the Jeremy Nelson Foundation, which gives scholarships to Buford High School students.  This 5K honors and remembers Jeremy Nelson, a middle school student who passed away tragically in January 2013. 
Help us keep his memory alive!


New to Virtual?  Here's how it works:

Step 1

Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you!  Sign up, and register for the virtual Helping Hearts 5K!

Step 2

Get your location picked out.  Train, get your aid together, grab your buddy (or not), and get ready to get moving!  Download your custom bib for the virtual event!

Step 3

Make sure you stay hydrated and run where & when you want. 

Step 4


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route, and use the hashtag #HelpingHearts5K

Step 5

Submit your results directly on

You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime until October 15, 2022 11:59 PM.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.  If you chose a shirt, then virtual packages will get shipped out automatically after event date!

Step 6

Check out your results!

Groups & Teams

Get your family, friends, classmates, etc. to join you!  
You don't need to be together, to run for a great cause together.  Virtual run means you can run from anywhere & everywhere!  Show your family/organization/school/class spirit!


Get some great swag for organizing a group! 

Five Star Turkey Trot

All participants will automatically qualify for (1) FREE entry into one of the 2022 Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trots.  See event website.


Courtesy & Refund Policy

Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike
conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.

All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.

Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.

Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.

No COVID-19 Refunds.  If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided.  The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.

Event Schedule

Sign up today!

October 10    Last day to register for guaranteed shirt in your size
October 15    Submit your time before end of day 10/15


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