Event details

  • Sunday | 14th May, 2017
  • 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Hemming Plaza 117 W Duval St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
2015 Results   2015 Pictures


Join us in the Spring of 2017!  We will announce a date soon!

Packet Pick up

Jacksonville Running Company 9823 Tapestry Park Circle

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM   Thursday

10:00 AM – 6:30 PM   Friday

The Great Candy Race Day Schedule

6:30-8:30 AM – Packet Pick up and Registration at Hemming Plaza

8:00 AM – FREE – Sweet Pete’s Tiny Tot Trot, A Short & Sweet 200 yard dash for kids 5 & under. Finisher medals and candy boxes for short sweet runners!

8:10 AM – 1 Mile Kids Run for Kids. Runners ages 6-12 get finisher medals and candy boxes

8:45 AM – 5K Run/Walk

Sweet Pete’s Candy Making Experience!

Family Festival/Expo at Hemming Plaza continues until 12:30 p.m.

What to Expect

· Family festival for kids of all ages with music, bounce house, 18 foot slide, face painting, live entertainment, smoothies and CANDY CANDY CANDY!

· Swoozies confetti candy pinatas

· Medals for the first 1,000 5K finishers

· Signature Sweet Pete’s/Great Candy Run chocolate bar for 5K finishers- will you win a golden ticket?

· Prizes for best costumes in Kids’, Team, Adult, Volunteer, and Volunteer Group categories

· Entertaining clowns and Star Wars characters roaming the festival

· Prize money and signature medals for top runners in mens, womens and stroller division

· Candy Aid Stations along the course featuring Sonic’s candy Slush

· Kids Yoga and Sing Along with Bay& Bee, Tumbling Fun with MY GYM

· Sweet Pete’s interactive candy making experience for all participants. Choose from Chocolate Dipping Stations, old fashioned taffy pulls, candy crafts and lollipop making.


Register Online

Printable Registration Form

Registration Categories

1 Mile  (12 & Under) – $10*
5K Adults  (13 & Over) – $40*
5K Kids  (12 & Under) – $30*
5K Seniors  (60 & Over) – $30*
5K Family 4 Pack  (Online Only) – $115
Sweet Pete’s Tiny Tot Trot – Free
*Prices will increase $5 on race day (excluding kids fun run)

5K Awards

Prize Money!
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Top Overall Male & Female
1st Place Male & Female Stroller Division

Awards will also be presented to:
The first three overall male & female stroller finishers.
The first three age group finishers (male & female) in the following age categories: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.


Why We Run

The Great Candy Run boosts awareness of fetal condition diagnoses and provides a community of hope for families experiencing these medical challenges. Proceeds from the event benefit the Fetal Health Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that connects families diagnosed with a fetal conditions to top rated maternal fetal medical specialists, provide support, and funds research to improve outcomes in fetal conditions.

This is a sweet 5K you will not want to miss!


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