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Helping Hearts

10/16/22, 12:00 PM

2022 Details Coming Soon


Race Information

The 9th Annual Helping Hearts 5K will be Virtual for 2021.  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 10/16/21.  Participants may choose to receive an awesome shirt or  choose no-shirt to save $10.


Proceeds from the race go to the Jeremy Nelson Foundation, which gives scholarships to Buford High School Students

Event Schedule

October 10    

  • Last day to register for guaranteed shirt in your size

October 16    

  • Submit your time before end of day 10/16


Virtual 5K:  

  • $30

Virtual 5K: 

  • No Swag (Still support the cause, NO shirt): $20

Register by 10/10 to guarantee an awesome shirt in your size!

Save money and race with friends! Take a look at our Teams and Fundraising info.

Race Partners


If you don't see anything, that means this race is partner-less!

Course Information

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Awards and Goodies

Participants may choose to receive an awesome shirt or choose no-shirt to save $10.

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Virtual Race

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:


Step 1

  • Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you!  Sign up and register for the Virtual Event!


Step 2

  • Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!


Step 3

  • 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!


Step 4

  • HAVE FUN!~

  • Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the race hashtag:-)


Step 5

  • Submit your results online


Step 6

  • View your Results Monday after the Event Date.

Submit your virtual time

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.

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.

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