Jeremy Nelson Helping Hands 5K


Event Date

Sat, Sep 10, 2016


Buford, GA


Activity Today Later

Running/Walking-5K - Individual Age group/open

$27 $30 Closed

Phantom Runner-5K - Individual Age group/open

$27 $27 Closed

About This Activity

Please join us on Saturday September 10th for the 4th annual Helping Hearts 5K in honor and memory of Jeremy Nelson, a Buford Middle School student who passed away tragically in January 2013.  We'll be racing through historic downtown buford, most of which is flat & fast.  The race starts at 8:00 am.  Chip timing, great race shirts, and Custom awards (medals) to the overall M/F, Overall Master's M/F, and the top 3 in all the usual 5 year age groups (10 & Under - 75+).

Event details and schedule

Event Beneficiary Proceeds from the race go to the Jeremy Nelson Foundation, which gives scholarships to Buford High School Students.
Event Schedule Race day check in starts at 7:00 am, race starts at 8:00 am.
Timing & Awards The event will be chip timed and we'll have awards for the top 3 overall male & female, top 3 overall masters male & female, as well as top finishers in all the normal 5yr age groups starting at 10 & under through 75+.
Entry Fee & Registration Individual entry is $27 through Aug. 31, $30 afterwards. All particpants registered by 9/5 are guaranteed a great race shirt in their size (registrations afterwards will receive a shirt while supplies last). Race day registrations are welcome for $5 more (shirts will be available while supplies last).
Phantom runners too $27…Must show up or pick up shirt at ?
Event Cap The event is capped at 1500 participants
T-Shirts All participants registered by 9/5 are guaranteed a race shirt in their size (women's sizes too). Registrations after that will receive a shirt while supplies last.
Finish Line & Post Race Refreshments We'll be bringing out some great treats for the finish line refreshment table…so don't plan on rushing out.
Five Star 5K Championships & Turkey Trot All participants will be eligible for free entry into the Five Star Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Top finishers will earn a spot in the Five Star 5K championships to be held on 12/11.

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