JJ's Journey for a Cause

Saturday, June 8, 2024 Wendell, NC 27591 US Directions
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JJ's Journey


$30 06/08 9:30AM EDT Price increases after May 8, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$30 Price increases after May 8, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Celebrating Jacob "JJ" Bradley, Jr.


Join us in celebrating our sweet angel's 3rd birthday! We can't think of any better way to honor JJ than to participate in a 5K in his memory. Doesn't matter if you run or walk, just get outside and move your feet #forJJ! We invite you to stay and hang out after the race to celebrate JJ's birthday - we will have music, snacks, balloons, and entertainment!

All proceeds will go to First Candle, an organization that works to help bereaved families and hoping to bring an end to SIDS.

In November of 2021 we unexpectedly lost our 5 month old son, JJ. He was a perfectly healthy and happy baby, thriving and enjoying life. What started as a typical Friday morning for our family changed completely when we got the call that JJ had gone down for his morning nap at daycare and did not wake up.
We did everything we were supposed to do and unfortunately have no answers to what caused this tragedy. To honor our son and in hopes to help prevent this from happening to other families in the future, we are working to raise money for research for SIDS.

Race Details

Cost:  $30 per person

     **Price increase 30 days prior to race day**

Ages 5 and under: Free (won't receive a bib for timing)
Kids of all ages are invited to participate - strollers welcome!

Awards will be presented to:

  • Top 3 male & female finishers overall
    • $75 Fleet Feet gift card for 1st place male & female
    • $50 Fleet Feet gift card for 2nd place male & female
    • $35 Fleet Feet gift card for 3rd place male & female
  • Top male & female finisher in each age division
    • $25 Fleet Feet gift card for top finisher in each age division (male & female)


We will need to have everyone's requested shirt sizes about a month in advance in order to know how many of each size to order and allow time for production.

Sizes Available:  Adult S-XL, Youth XS-XL. 


Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up will be held Friday June 7th from 5-8 p.m. at the Farmhouse Cafe in Wendell. If you are not able to attend packet pick up Friday night we will also be offering packet pick up on race day but you must arrive early

Race will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday June 8th.  Packet pick up will be from 8:00-9:00 a.m. 

Virtual 5K:

We will also be offering a virtual option for people who would like to participate in JJ's Journey but are not local. You will complete your 3.1 miles anytime between June 1-June 8 and submit your time to the RaceJoy app. Please note there will be an additional fee to cover shipping cost.

Follow us on social media @jjsjourneyforacause and tag us in your posts using #run4JJ !!!


320 Vintage Point Lane
Wendell, NC US 27591

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Big Thanks To This Years Sponsors!!


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