Stride Against Silence 5K


Event Date

Sat, Mar 12, 2016


Gainesville, FL


Activity Today Later

5K - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

5K Children 10 & Under - Individual Age group/open

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

Stride Against Silence 5K is an annual run/walk at the UF Commuter Lot benefiting the Cochlear Implant Department at UF Health Speech and Hearing Center. This year’s Stride will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8:30am. The event will feature entertainment from KISS 105.3, speakers with cochlear implants, Albert and Alberta, UF organizations, free breakfast, raffle, face painting for kids, and more! A shirt will be included for participants that register by February 27.

You can register as an individual or as a team. All teams will be recognized at the event and prizes will be given to the largest team and most creative team!

According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, approximately 28 million Americans have a hearing impairment. The purpose of Stride Against Silence is to raise money for the Cochlear Implant Department at the UF Health Speech and Hearing Center to help purchase new test materials and therapy materials in the speech department for habilitation and rehabilitation, audiological tests, and provide loaner equipment for both the children and adults patients. We hope you decide to join our cause in supporting the local hearing loss community.

REGISTER ONLINE by February 27 to receive a shirt, raffle ticket, goodie bag, race bib, and free breakfast for $25.

After February 27, you may continue to register online for $25, but a shirt, raffle ticket, and goodie bag are not included. Online registration will close on March 9.

Day-of Registration begins at 7:30am on March 12 for $30 at the event- a shirt, raffle ticket, and goodie bag are not included. For children 10 and under, day-of registation will still be $15, but won't include a shirt, raffle ticket, or goodie bag.

Extra shirts and raffle tickets will be sold at the event!

You may also donate to the UF Cochlear Implant Fund through the UF Foundation at:

Be sure to like our Stride Against Silence Facebook page to stay up to date with our event!

Event details and schedule

7:30AM - Day-of registration and check-in begin

8:30AM - The race begins!

After race - Entertainment from KISS 105.3, free breakfast, special guest appearances, speakers with cochlear implants, face painting, awards, and more!

*Parking available at the UF Commuter Lot

*Restrooms will be located at the Reitz Union Welcome Center

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