WHEN: April 28, 2018 

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: PGA National Champion Course, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

WHAT: Garden of Life® presents its third annual Garden of Life Sun Run 5K Challenge, a race for runners and walkers of all ages, at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The race, which benefits Special Olympics, features a 5K (3.1 mile) scenic route along the famous Champion Course, home of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic.

HIGHLIGHTS: All registered runners will receive a Sun Run 5K T-shirt, Garden of Life goody bag valued at $300, personalized race bib and post-race breakfast.  All race entrants will be entered-to-win a BRAND-NEW HONDA® FIT vehicle!

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Male and Female Finishers of the Elite Heat will each receive a CASH PRIZE ($3,000, $2,000, $1,000, respectively)!

There will be a $100 prize for each Age Group winner and all finishers will receive a Finishers Medal. 

A portion of your registration fee will be donated to Special Olympics Palm Beach County and runners can collect donations to support this cause.

Sweepstakes Disclosure – Terms and Conditions


Heat 1: Elite Runners*
Heat 2: Runners and Walkers

Runners who hope to qualify for the fastest start group (Heat 1) need to do the following:

  1. Register as “Elite Heat Qualifier” AND
  2. Submit proof of fastest 5K time (January 1, 2017 or later) to madeleine@pbrace.com.

Spots are limited. Athletes who register as "Elite Heat Qualifier" are not guaranteed a Heat 1 start. Elite heat runners are eligible for age group awards. Elite Heat Registration closes on Sunday, April 22 at 11:59PM. 


Personal Pledge Pages


Each participant is given the option to create a custom pledge page. Participants can edit their photo and write a unique message to greet their donors. A unique pledge link can be shared to their network via all the popular social media channels and email.

Top fundraisers will be highlighted on an event leaderboard for all participants and visitors Participants can fundraise alone or with a team. The top fundraiser's prize is an iPhone X!


VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.gardenoflife5k.pbrace.com

Registration Fees

5K Adult

5K Senior Sneakers

(65 and above)

5K Students

(18 and under)

5K Elite Heat

For runners who wish to be considered for a first wave start.

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Mandy McCarthy $100.00
2 Judith Kelly-Wickwire $100.00
3 Michael Dillon $100.00

Top Teams


Florida Institute for Periodontics & Dental Implants

Raised: $250.00


Gulfstream Pool Co.

Raised: $100.00


The Wickwire Group

Raised: $100.00

Top Fundraisers


Kevin McCarthy

Raised: $100.00


Larabee Johnson

Raised: $25.00


Lynn Fields

Raised: $25.00

Event Schedule

  • January 3 5:00 AM EST - Registration open!

  • April 27 11:59 AM EDT - Online registration closes

  • April 28 6:00 AM EDT - Race Day Packet Pickup

Contact Information

Event Location

PGA National Resort & Spa, Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States

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