Helping Hands 5K with 3 time Olympian Jim Ryun


Event Date

Sat, May 10, 2014


Ocala, FL

About This Activity

Join us for our 5K race featuring Jim Ryun, 3-time Olympian, former world record holder, and ESPN's #1 high school athlete of all time. 

This race will include chip timing.  We will also serve breakfast (eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruit, donuts, bagels, coffee, juice and more) from 8:30am - 9:30am.  Advance breakfast tickets cost $3 per runner and $5 for the general public.

Following breakfast Jim Ryun will be holding a running clinic.

Team Guidelines:  Individual runners may also compete by putting together a race team.  Each team member (minimum 5 runners, no maximum) will register as "5K Run - Team Entry" and list the team name in the registration.  Team members are eligible for winning individual awards.

Awards will be given to the top three teams, overall male and female winners, plus the top 3 finishers in the following age categories:  0-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and older.  Bring your family and friends to cheer you on.   

DINNER BANQUET: Jim Ryun will be our featured speaker at a Banquet Dinner at the Ocala Hilton on Friday May 9th, at 6:30 pm.  For Dinner/ticket information go to

Proceeds will benefit Helping Hands Foundation who provide shelter and related assistance to men, women, and children in need.

Event schedule and times

5K race starts at 8:00 am on May 10th, 2014 at the Baseline Trailhead.  Family fun with food, snacks, music, exhibit tables and awards.

T-shirts- Free to the first 500 registrants.

Packet Pickup - Race packets and shirts can be picked up May 9th at Dinkins Realty, 101 NE 16th Avenue, Ocala (across from the Cascade Office Complex) from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm or at the "Packet Pick-Up" table on race day from 6:30 am to 7:30 am.


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