#Be A Buddy 5K

Sat November 9, 2019 West Melbourne, FL US 32904 Directions

Adult - 5K Run/Walk

$35 9:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST Price increases after November 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Youth - 5K Run/Walk (Under 16 years old)

$20 9:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST Price increases after November 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Race

$45 Registration ends November 9, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.theparkerfoundation.com.

West Melbourne Community Park (Space Coast Field of Dreams)
3000 Minton Road
West Melbourne, FL US 32904

#BeABuddy 5K Run/Walk & Family Health and Fitness Expo at Space Coast Field of Dreams on Saturday, November, 9 2019 from 9 AM-12 PM! Stand Up! Be A Buddy! Get Moving with your family, friends and your community on the Space Coast! Our 2019 Celebrity Grand Marshal ASHLEY NOLAN from CBS' Survivor will start off our 5K and free family activities and fitness events will follow, complete with Free Kids Fun Run!

Race Amenities include:

  • Cool Race Shirt (or save $5.00 with the No Shirt Option)
  • Finisher Medals
  • Post-Race Family Health and Fitness Expo highlighting local
    vendors and sponsors and kids sports demos! 
  • DJ/Entertainment
  • Post-Race Local Food and Beverages
  • Win Prizes

Over 13 million children will be bullied this year. Not only are the effects of bullying on a child felt immediately, they can also be lifelong - or even tragic. That’s why The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development and other local organizations invite you to join us as we rally around our students, families, and our community to raise awareness of bullying, prevention efforts AND enjoy free family fitness activities at the Expo after the Race!

The Parker Foundation provides free resources to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disabilities and their families through funding education, sports and arts programs. Our #BeABuddy 5K celebrates our bullying prevention initiatives, empowers our Peer Buddy Program, and unites the community in a campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying.

  • *If any Youth would like to receive a bullying prevention themed Finisher Medal and a T-shirt, they must register for the 5K Youth Run/Walk (Under 16 years old). Youth are all welcome to run or walk the 5K and will receive a Finisher Medal and T-shirt that can be worn and treasured all year! We are hosting a Free Kids Unity Dash after the 5K is completed (around 10:15 AM) at the Start/Finish Line for kids over a fun 200-yard distance just near the Start/Finish Line Area. If the Youth 5K Registrant would rather only participate in the Dash, we will make sure they receive their Finisher Medal and T-Shirt at the Finish Line or the Race Registration Tent! 


Friday, November 8th 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Packet Pickup & Registration at Running Zone
3696 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935

Saturday, November 9th – West Melbourne Community Park (Field of Dreams Park)
3000 Minton Road,  Melbourne, FL 32935
8:00 AM          Packet Pickup & Registration
8:45 AM          Late Registration for 5K ends
9:00 AM          5K Start
10:15 AM        Free Kids Run will begin!
*Awards Ceremony immediately following the race

M-F:  Top 2 Overall
M-F:  Top Masters (40+)
M-F:  Age Groups (Top 2 in each age group):
10 & Under        30 – 34          55 – 59
11 -14                35 – 39           60 – 64
15-19                 40 – 44          65 – 69
19-24                 45 – 49          70+
25 - 29              50 – 54
Fastest Team, Largest Team and Most Team Spirit! 

Race Contact Info

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We welcome all businesses, organizations and individuals to partner with us to be united against bullying! Together, we can celebrate our youth who serve as Buddies in their communities and neighborhoods and positively grow the quantity and quality of adaptive and inclusive sports and recreational programs in Brevard and beyond. Join us as a sponsor in this endeavor and we will honor your contributions through promotions of your choice associated with this fantastic event and The Parker Foundation! 

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