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?
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 Weather 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.