As many as 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease– that’s more than multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, but there are thousands more whose disease goes undetected and yet Parkinson's is not a well-known, well supported disease in comparison.
On April 20, 2019, the 6th Annual First Coast Parkinson’s 5K walk/run, 1 mile fun run, and a 5K Virtual Run is being held to raise money for the Movement Disorders and Parkinson’s Program at the UF Health Neuroscience Institute – Jacksonville. The funds raised from this event will benefit Parkinson’s patients through increased awareness, support groups and research as well as to contribute to multiple projects.
Event details and schedule
Race registration @ 7:30 AM
5K @ 9:00 AM
1 Mile @ 10:00 AM
Awards Ceremony @ 10:15 AM
Race Festival @ 8:00AM - 12:00Noon
Awards will be presented to the top three men and women overall, first master’s male and female overall, and the top three in each of the following male and female age groups: 10 & under, 11-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+. Awards will also be given to Teams with the most participants in the following categories: Elementary School, High School, Middle School and Organization.
On-line Registration closes April 17.
In-store registration closes April 19.
Individuals may register at the event.
Packets will be available on Thursday, April 18th and Friday, April 19th from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM at your selected 1st Place Sports locations. Packets will be moved to the starting line for pickup beginning at 7:30 AM on Raceday.
Due to the closing of the Orange Park 1st Place Sports Store, all packets indicating Orange Park will be available for pick up at an alternate location. The address of the alternate location will be posted on FaceBook and sent via email prior to those dtaes.
The race will be timed using the bib chip. Your entry fee covers the cost of the bib chip.
Post Race Celebration
Don’t miss the Post Race Celebration with a Kid Zone, PD Movement Tent, Health Fair, Food, Health and Wellness Vendors, and live entertainment!
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