2020 Virtual Light Up The House 5K

About Virtual 2020 Light Up The House 5K

Welcome to our Light Up The House 5K presented by Black Knight & Florida Blue!

Grab your sneakers and get ready to ‘Light Up The House’ during the festive holiday season for critically ill children staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville! Athletes of all levels are invited to run, walk or stroll  on their own time, anywhere! Be a part of our first ever Virtual Light Up The House 5k event.

Follow #LightUpTheHouseJax on social media.

Run Amenities

  • Event T-shirt

  • Complimentary Pair of Ronald McDonald House Striped Socks

  • Run Swag Bag (First 100 participants)

  • Race Bib

  • Access to Weekly Contests

  • Another Way To Support Our Mission!

    You can support the mission of Ronald McDonald House and help Light Up The House during the holiday season by creating your own Deck The Doors fundraising page. Ask your family, friends and co-workers to support your goal as we ‘Deck the Doors’ in our House in support of critically ill children!


    Starts at:  September 30, 2020 5:00 AM
    Ends at:  December 5, 2020 6:00 PM




    Ashley Strickland

    How To Participate

        <p><br/></p><!--StartFragment--><ul><li style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">This year's run is virtual, meaning you are invited to participate by running, walking, or rolling on your own time, at any location. </span></li><li style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Tune in to Facebook on the day of the run for motivation and appreciation from our staff and families!</span></li><li style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Post photos to social media using </span><span style="font-size: 16px;">#LightUpTheHouseJax</span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> to unite with our community of incredible supporters.</span></li><li style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Participate in one of our fun, online contests!</span></li></ul>

    Race Swag

    Special thanks to Sam Maimone of State Farm for serving as our Swag Bag sponsor! This year's swag bag is filled with cool goodies for you to enjoy!

    Race Swag
    • Event T-Shirt
    • Race Swag Bag filled with cool goodies
    • Pair of Ronald McDonald House Signature Striped Socks
    • Race Bib
    • Access to Weekly Contests

    Swag Bag Pick-Up

    Ronald McDonald House is offering contactless pick-up on the following dates. Simply arrive to our House located at 824 Children's Way, Jacksonville, FL 32207 and pull-up to the entrance and one of our staff members will provide your runner swag bag and shirt. There is no need to get out of your vehicles.
    • December 1 - 5:00pm- 6:30pm
    • December 4 - 8:30am - 10:00am

    If you are an out of town participant, your bag will be mailed to you.

    Participate in fun, online contests!

        <p><br/></p><!--StartFragment--><ul><li style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Get dressed and tag your photos using </span><span style="font-size: 16px;">#LightUpTheHouseJax</span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> and we'll let our followers vote on the </span><span style="font-size: 16px;"><b>Best Dressed</b></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> race participant!</span></li></ul><div><br/></div><ul><li style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Our Facility Dog, REED wants to see all the other cute pups out there also supporting the critically ill children staying in our House for the holidays! Grab your pup and tag photos using </span><span style="font-size: 16px;">#LightUpTheHouseJax</span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> to be included in our </span><span style="font-size: 16px;"><b>Cutest Pup</b></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> contest! </span></li></ul><div><br/></div><ul><li style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">What's a race without a </span><span style="font-size: 16px;"><b>finish line</b></span><span style="font-size: 16px;">? Be creative and make your own finish line, then tag your photos using </span><span style="font-size: 16px;">#LightUpTheHouseJax </span><span style="font-size: 16px;">so that others can see your work! </span></li></ul><div><br/></div><div><br/></div><div><span style="font-size: 16px;">We will award a small, contest prize for individuals who participate in our online contests using the hashtag, </span><span style="font-size: 16px;">#LightUpTheHouseJax </span><span style="font-size: 16px;">on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook through December 8. On December 9th, we will have our Facebook fans vote for contest winners and will announce contest winners on </span><span style="font-size: 16px;"><b>Friday, December 11.</b></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"> </span></div><!--EndFragment--><p><br/></p>

    Discounts for College & High School Students

    High School and College Students can enjoy a discount on the run by applying the following codes during the online registration process:

    • ​COLLEGE20

    Why Your Support Matters

    Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville 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.

    As Jacksonville continues to grow to be a leading medical destination for children’s healthcare, so has the demand for the Ronald McDonald
    House. Our rooms, meals and caring staff are needed now more than ever to accommodate the children and families seeking high-quality pediatric care here on the First Coast.

    To learn more about how Ronald \McDonald House supports children and families seeking medical treatment in Jacksonville, Fl, please visit www.rmhcjacksonville.org.

    Thanks to our generous sponsors