Light Up the House 5K and Family Day

Ronald McDonald House Charities - San Marco

Saturday, December 7, 2019

5K at 8:00 am | Family Fun Run at 9:30 am

Race Results

This race has ended. Check back soon for race results. 2019

Become a Beacon of Hope for Critically Ill Children

Grab your sneakers and get ready to ‘Light Up The House’ and serve as a Beacon for critically ill children staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville! Athletes of all levels are invited to run, walk or stroll their way through Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville’s Light Up The House 5K on Saturday, December 7th at 8:00am. Join other run enthusiasts on the 5K race course that snakes its way through historic San Marco and along the beautiful St. John’s River. The Family Day festival is a family-friendly event that is FREE for both children and adults and will feature special guest appearances from story book characters, games, arts & crafts, face painting, giveaways and more!

Race Features

  • Event T-shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Ronald McDoanld House Signature Striped Socks (Encouraged to wear at Race)
  • Gatorade & Water Stations
  • Run Swag Bag

Race Instructions

You will receive race instructions the week of the event. These instructions will include race packet pick-up.  The email will also contain up-to-date information for the event including parking instructions. Be sure that (  is not going to your junk folder to ensure that you receive this important email.

Entry Fees

5K1 Mile Fun Run
Through December 6th$35Free
Day of Race$45Free

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds or entry transfers!

Register Now!

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports locations on Friday, December 6th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All packets will be moved to the race site for raceday pick up beginning an hour before the race.

San Marco Store: 2018 San Marco Blvd., Jax, FL 32207

Baymeadows Road: 3931 Baymeadows Road. Jacksonville 32217


Awards will be presented to the top three men and women overall, first master’s male and female overall, and the top three in each of the following male and female age groups: 10 and under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, and 90 and above. Awards will also be presented to Top Individual that raises the most money, Top Team that raises the most money, Top participant that scores the most points and Top Team that scores the most points.

Sponsorship Information

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carol Harrison:

904-807-4663 ext: 672


All funds from the Light Up The House 5K & Family Day event and campaign goes directly to the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Jacksonville which supports the health and well-being of children by providing lodging, meals, transportation and a community of care to critically ill children and their families who need to be near a hospital for treatment.

If you would like to make a donation, click here.



Parking is available at Nemours Specialty Care flat lot and the MD Anderson Cancer Center parking garage.