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2nd Annual Girls of Virtue 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run

April 20 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

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Description

Join us on Saturday, April 20th  in downtown Jacksonville for the Girls of Virtue 5K & 1M Races.  This will be the second year for our fundraising race event.  All monies raised will benefit our non-profit organization Girls of Virtue.

Our Mission:

Girls of Virtue is a community for young women to have a safe environment that will teach them the proper skills they need to face today’s complex generation. To instill life skills through mentorship, workshops, and education. To empower and equip them to be grounded spiritually, mentally, physically, and financially.

In November 2022, we opened the first Empowerment Center in our area to offer these classes to the young women in our community. We have a gym and yoga studio to teach fitness, mindfulness, and self-defense. A kitchen to teach nutrition and healthy cooking on a budget. A library with books to empower and equip them. A computer lab for homework, resumes, college, and job applications. A creative arts studio to expand their imaginations. Private mental health rooms for mentoring and one on one counseling. Then a large life skills room to offer group therapy and workshops in every class to prepare our ladies for success.

Benefiting

All proceeds benefit and go directly to The First Coast Young Women’s Empowerment Center and to offer a safe place to empower and equip them for skills they need to navigate today’s complex generation.

Runner Amenities

SHIRTS

All runners registered by March 14, 2024 are guaranteed to receive a Dry Fit technical of their requested size.   All runners registering after the deadline  will receive a shirt as supplies permit.

  

GOODIE BAGS

All participants will receive a goodie bag with giveaways and vendor/sponsor handouts.

MEDALS

Custom finisher medals guaranteed for the first 200 registered runners

Race Awards

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Overall Awards will be presented as follows:

Men – 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place
Women – 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place

MASTERS (Over 40)

Men – 1st Place
Women – 1st Place

5K AGE GROUPS – 5 YEAR INTERVALS

Age group awards will be presented to the top three men and the top three women in the following age groups:
0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 Plus

1M AGE GROUPS 

6&U, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14  1Mile runners will receive emailed finisher certificates with overall and age group rankings.

Race Course

The Course will be out and back along the Beautiful Jacksonville Northbank/Southbank Riverwalks.

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Event Schedule

DAY OF RACE EVENT SCHEDULE

90 minutes to 15 minutes prior to the start of the race – Packet, Bib, & Chip Pickup

90 minutes to 30 minutes prior to the start of the race – Day of Race Registration (Cash or Check Only)

20 minutes to 30 minutes after the last finisher – Awards Ceremony

RACE START TIMES

8:00am – 5km Start

9:00am  – 1 Mile

9:15am – Awards Ceremony

Packet Pickup

PRE RACE PACKET PICKUP 

Online registration closing Friday April 19th at 9pm EST.
Early Friday packet pickup is available 4-6pm right from the Girls of Virtue center; 10 N Newnan St Suite 2, Jacksonville, FL

DAY OF RACE PACKET PICKUP

Participants not able to make packet pickup prior to the race may pickup their packets at the race during the times listed on the Event Schedule.

Participants may pickup their packets at the race during the times listed on the Event Schedule.

Place

10 N Newnan St suite 2
Jacksonville, FL US 32202

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at Katherine@girlsofvirtue.org

Sponsorship Opportunity

Girls of Virtue is a community for young women to have a safe environment that will teach them the proper skills they need to face today’s complex generation. To install life skills through mentorship, workshops, and education. Empowering them to be grounded spiritually, mentally, physically, and financially.

For our 2nd Annual 5K and Fun Run, we have selected the Jax Downtown Riverwalk. We chose April because Girls of Virtue was founded in April 2020 and we received the keys to our first Empowerment Center in April 2022. We will start and end right outside of the Empowerment Center.

All proceeds from this event go directly to our program. From 14 years old when our youth begin navigating their emotions, to 18 as they transition into independent living, and into their early 20s we will fill the gap for our young women. In November 2022 we opened the first Empowerment Center in our area to offer free classes to the young women in our community.

We have a gym to teach fitness and self-defense. A yoga studio for mindfulness. A kitchen for nutrition and healthy cooking on a budget. A computer lab for college and job applications, resumes, and homework. A library filled with books to empower and equip them. Private rooms for mentoring and one on one mental health coaching. A creative arts area to expand their imaginations. A large life skills room for group therapy and workshops on every topic to prepare our ladies for success. Then an entire floor is dedicated to helping these ladies launch companies and earn vocational trades.

For more details on Sponsorship, please

CLICK HERE: https://girlsofvirtue.org/sponsorship-opportunities/

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
6:00 am - 10:00 am
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Website:
https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Jacksonville/GoVirtue5k

Organizer

Girls of Virtue
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Venue

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
225 E Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States
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