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 September 18, 2021, the 8th Annual First Coast Parkinson’s 5K walk/run, 1 mile fun run, and a 5K Virtual Run is being held to raise money to provide increased resources and services to people with Parkinson's and their care partners in the First Coast Region of Florida.
Event details and schedule
Event Schedule - THIS RACE IS NOW VIRTUAL
Race registration @ 7:30 AM
5K @ 9:00 AM
1 Mile @ 10:00 AM
Awards Ceremony @ 10:30 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 September 14.
In-store registration closes September 17.
Individuals may register at the event.
Packets will be available for pick up on Thursday, September 16th and Friday, September 17th from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM at your selected 1st Place Sports locations and the Barco Newton YMCA Fleming Island location. Packets will be available for pick up at YMCA Barco Newton located at 2075 Town Center Blvd., Orange Park, FL 32003 on Thursday, September 16th and Friday, September 17th from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Packets will be moved to the starting line for pickup beginning at 7:30 AM on Raceday.
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!