Please join us on Saturday September 7th for the 7th Annual Helping Hearts 5K in honor and memory of Jeremy Nelson, a Buford Middle School student who passed away tragically on January 2013. We'll be racing through historic downtown Buford which is mostly fast & flat with an 8 AM start time and awards to all our top finishers (check out the Awards and Goodies section for more info)! Register by Aug 30 to guarantee a great race shirt!
Proceeds from the race go to the Jeremy Nelson Foundation, which gives scholarships to Buford High School Students
Aug 30 11:59 PM: Deadline for guaranteed race shirt
Sep 7: Race Day!
7:00 AM - Registration & Check-in opens
8:00 AM - Race start
9:30 AM - Awards
Super Early Bird (through Jun 14)
5K No Swag...$20
Early Bird (Jun 15 - Jul 14)
5K - No Swag...$22
Regular (Jul 15 - Sep 6)
5K - No Swag...$25
Virtual 5K (registration ends Sep 5)...$30
Race Day (Sep 7)
5K - No Swag...$30
Register by Aug 30 for a guaranteed race shirt in your size!
Help the foundation by becoming a fundraiser! We'll refund your registration fee when you raise $200. Just use your fundraising page and collect pledges & donations.
Awards and Goodies
Awards in each of the following categories! These top finishers receive a medal displaying the race logo and date to commemorate the event.
Overall Master's M/F
Top 3 in each 5 year age group (10 & Under through 75+)
Race in style - register by Aug 30 to guarantee your race shirt! We'll also have a race day raffle with great prizes!
All registered participants qualify for FREE entry into one of the 2019 Five Star Turkey Trots.
Top finishers qualify for the Five Star 5K Championships held to be held on January 5, 2020.
If your seeing this it means I work
Can't make it out to the event site on race day?
Want to support the cause?
Still want to participate and have a shot at an award?
Maybe you saw the shirt and said: "Sweet...I want one!"
Then the virtual race is for you.
Here's how it works:
1. Register for the Virtual division & start training
2. The day before the race you'll receive instructions & a link to submit your race time
3. Submit your race time by end of race day
4. The day after the race results (Virtual Runner division) will be posted online
5. Monday after the race you'll receive an email with a link to the results & any pictures and we will send your t-shirt and Medal!
Please Note: the virtual option is not available for triathlons, group, or treasure runs
Event Courtesy and Refund Policy
Our events are designed to be fun and 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.
Event will take place rain or shine (or snow). In the event of dangerous conditions, the event will cancel. In this case, there are no refunds.
All registrations are final...We're sorry, but there are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.