Run to Raise Awareness. Fight the Progression. Cure the Disease.
In its inaugural year, The First Coast Parkinson's Run was the culmination of a dream and a need. Through the generosity of sponsors and vendors and the commitment of so many runners and walkers, both were fulfilled.
Now going into our 4th year, with over 700 participants in each of the last two years, runners and walkers from multiple states around the country, and over 20 teams a year joining the cause, we are on track to pass $50,000 raised for Parkinson's support groups and awareness since our inception.
One of the major battles of gaining support for Parkinson's Disease is the lack of awareness.
Parkinson's Disease (PD) afflicts millions of people worldwide and it is one of the most misunderstood diseases. The First Coast Parkinson's 5K Team hopes to bring awareness, funding and support to the research of the disease, the men and women diagnosed with PD, and the family members of PD patients.
The UF Health Jacksonville Neuroscience Institute and community volunteers have teamed together to hold this event, which we hope to grow annually into one of the premier races and community events of the First Coast of Florida.
There are many ways YOU and / or your company can make a difference in the fight to eliminate Parkinson’s disease by joining us in this event as a runner. walker, sponsor, participant or volunteer.