Join us for the
STRONGER Than Cancer
Young Hero 5k Run/Walk!
This is SO much more than a race! This is an awesome event to honor and celebrate the cancer journeys of brave young cancer warriors. This is a beautiful CERTIFIED 5k course through downtown Abacoa. The course is flat and fast, and lined with superheroes (bring your camera!). Bring your friends and start a team.
The certified course starts outside Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, goes through Abacoa and finishes at HOME PLATE inside the stadium
ALONG THE COURSE
Along the 5k course, athletes will earn beads that honor a child’s cancer journey:
Blue Beads for HOPE
Red Beads for STRENGTH
Green Beads for RESILIENCE and TENACITY
GOLD Beads for BRAVERY at the Finish Line. Gold is the color of childhood cancer. Show your colors!
Participants of the untimed 1 mile Fun Run (or Walk) will also get GOLD Beads at the Finish!
Finisher medals will be awarded to the first 500 registrants.
There will be awards given to the overall male and female winners. In addition, there will be 5-year age-group awards starting with 10 & under going up to 70 & older.
There’s a prize for Best Team Name, Best Fundraiser, Best Fundraising Team, Best Superhero Costume (Adult), Best Superhero Costume (10-18), Best Superhero Costume (10 & under), and Best Dog Costume.
KIDZ FUN ZONE
This family-friendly event also has an amazing Kidz Fun Zone for the young and young at heart. Kids between ages 4 and 10 can run the 100 yard Young Hero Dash, while kids under 4 can participate in the 10 yard Diaper Dash.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Help us honor all cancer survivors as well as those still battling cancer. We invite you to:
Visit our Honor Wall where you can leave a message of inspiration on the Survivor Celebration Wall or the Loving Memory Wall
Write words of inspiration at “Inspiration Station”;
Obliterate ‘Cancer’ with chalk bombs at “Cancer Stops Here”
Punch out cancer at “Fight Cancer Like a Kid”
COURAGE CAM Returns! Make your sign and then go on video with your story! Inspire us.
STRONGER than Cancer Young Hero 5k will be held rain or shine ( but it's not going to rain!)
6:30 am - Registration opens
6:30 am – Honor/Memory Tent is open for your messages of hope and inspiration
7:15 am - Warm up
7:25 am – “Why we walk/ Why we fight” Moment of inspiration
7:30 am – 5k start for both runners (up front) and walkers – at University and Crescent
(between Roger Dean and amphitheater)
7:45 am – 1 mile (untimed) start – same start line as 5k
8:00 am – Courage Cam Opens!
8:30 am - Announce Best Superhero costume,Best Dog Costume, Coolest Team Name, Best Team Fundraiser, Best Individual Fundraiser, Awards for 1st/2nd/3rd Females and Males
8:45 am – Kidz Fun Zone opens at Roger Dean Stadium and is open until 11 am
8:45 am – Start 10 yard Diaper Dash (kids 3 and under)
8:50 am – 100 yard Young Hero Dash (kids between 4 & 10)
9:00 am – 5k and 1 miles Courses close
Honor/Memory Tent is open until 11 am
Finish Area Map
|1) Team Dylan||$1,470.00|
|2) Making Waves for Mason||$1,130.00|
|3) Dwyer Team Beckett||$770.00|
October 6 7:30 AM EDT - 5k start for both runners (Up front) and walkers (University and Crescent)
October 6 7:40 AM EDT - 1 mile (untimed) start (Same start line as 5k)
October 6 9:00 AM EDT - 5k and 1 mile courses close