The 10th Annual Helping Hearts 5K will be Virtual for 2022. We hope you will join us in honoring the memory of Jeremy Nelson, a Buford Middle School student who passed away tragically in January 2013. Proceeds from this virtual 5K will go to the Jeremy Nelson Foundation, which gives scholarships to Buford High School students. Choose where & when you would like to run or walk, and submit your time by the end of day 10/15/22. Participants may choose to receive an awesome shirt or choose no-shirt to save $10.
Proceeds from this virtual 5K will go to the Jeremy Nelson Foundation, which gives scholarships to Buford High School students. This 5K honors and remembers Jeremy Nelson, a middle school student who away tragically in January 2013.
Help us keep his memory alive!
Sign up today!
October 10 Last day to register for guaranteed shirt in your size
October 15 Submit your time before end of day 10/16
Awards and Goodies
Participants may choose to receive an awesome shirt or choose no-shirt to save $10.
Can't make it out to the event site on race day?
Still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said: "Sweet...I want one!"
Then the virtual race is for you.
New to Virtual Running? Here's how it works:
Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you! Sign up and register for the Virtual Event!
Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!
Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want. Please remember to social distance & be safe!
Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the race hashtag:-)
Submit your results online
View your Results Monday after the Event Date.
Event Courtesy and Weather Policy
Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any
competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds and be disqualified.
All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.
Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.
Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.
No COVID-19 Refunds. If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided. The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.