In sunny St. Petersburg, every morning seems a good morning to go for a run. Many people run for their health, but running for the health of others makes it that much more important.
That’s why once a year thousands of runners pull on their sneakers and gather in front of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Before each group of runners leaves the starting line, they turn around and wave to the families watching from the window of their hospital room. It’s a moment that drives home the meaning of why everyone is there.
Founded from a passion for running and for giving back, the annual Run for All Children turns 5 this year with the May 19 event. Originally organized by a grateful parent who wanted to make a difference in the lives of children and families, the event is now hosted by the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation.
This chip-timed 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run is a chance for grateful families, employees and the community to join together and show support for patients and families receiving care from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
The course takes runners and walkers from the front drive of the hospital, through neighboring roads and finishes at nearby Poynter Park with post-race entertainment for the whole family.
Run for All Children’s is open to athletes of all abilities from seasoned runners to beginners, walkers, families with young children and participants with special needs. Everyone is welcome.
Run For All Children
10K, 7 a.m.
5K, 7 a.m.
1-mile, 8:15 a.m.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
501 Sixth Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
The 10K and 5K races will be chip-timed. There also will be a 1-mile run, a Family/Group Fun Run and a Kid’s Dash for ages 10 and under. Registration is $40 for the 10K and $35 for the 5K and $20 for the 1-miler.
Registration closes May 15.
Sign up now