Please join us on Saturday October 24th for the 8th 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 running this 5K Virtual this year so you may run through historic downtown Buford, most of which is flat & fast or where ever you want. Participants will receive a great race shirt and we'll have Finisher Cards shipped as well!
2020 has thrown us for a loop, but together we will make it through!
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 high school student who passed away tragically on January 2013. Help us keep his memory alive!
Sign up today!
October 11 11:59 PM - Last day to register for guaranteed shirt in your size
October 24 11:59 PM - Submit your time before end of day 10/24
Awards and Goodies
All participants will receive a Finisher Card!
Just run when & where you want & submit your time to us before end of day 10/24/20.
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.
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.