Friends With Autism 5k Walk/Run

April 7, 2019
8 a.m. - 5K
9 a.m. - One-Mile Run/Walk
715 Riverside Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32204

RUN, WALK, STIM!  The 2nd annual Friends With Autism 5K/Walk is more than just a Run and a Walk - it's a fun time for the entire community to come together and raise awareness and acceptance for families and people on the autism spectrum in Northeast Florida! Join other families as we kickoff Autism Month with a health/resource fair, music, children's activities, speakers, and so much more!  PLEASE NOTE: There is an entry fee to participate in the 5k. To learn more visit

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Jax Mayorthon Kids Club Safety Stop

This free, family-friendly event is taking place in partnership with the Jacksonville Public Library’s Santa Stops and Photo Ops.

December 08, 2018
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Main Library
303 N Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Does your child or loved one have a bicycle on his or her holiday list? Before you make a purchase, stop by the Jacksonville Public Library and visit the Jax Mayorthon Kids Club Safety Stop station to learn about tools and practices that can keep them safe on the roadways! 

  • Bicycle Rodeo
  • Helmet Fittings
  • Games
  • Giveaways
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fun...and more!

Photos with santa will be available 11:15 am - Noon.

Mayorthon Kids Club members can show their membership card to receive a special prize.

Download the Safety Stop flyer here.

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Be Smart With Your Kids' Smartphone!

Presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI Jacksonville has partnered with the Duval County School District to help educate parents on the latest social media apps that offenders are using to target and manipulate local kids.  FBI Special Agents who investigate crimes against children will reveal the latest technology and social media apps that offenders are using to target and manipulate local kids. This eye-opening presentation features real-life cases from the Jacksonville area, and will help parents/caregivers know what to look for.

These events are FREE and open to parents and caregivers of any age student in ANY school district.

Register today at

Download the flyer here.

Tuesday 09/11/18
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Westview K-8 School
5270 Connie Jean Road, Jacksonville, FL 32210

Tuesday 10/30/18
5:30 - 7:00 PM
New Berlin Elementary School
3613 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226

Tuesday 11/13/18
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Mandarin Middle School
5100 Hood Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257

Tuesday 12/11/18
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Bartram Springs Elementary School
14799 Bartram Springs Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32258

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Winston Family YMCA
221 Riverside Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
July 28, 2018
10:00 a.m. 

Calling all active duty, guard and reserve military members! Please join us for a fun-filled day focused on the health and well-being of you and your family.

Activities include:
  • Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway (supplies limited)
  • Baptist Healthy Living Center Health Screenings
  • Swimming
  • Group Exercise Demonstrations
  • Lots of Fun for Kids!
Three Locations
Please visit for more information and to register. Dependents must be registered to receive backpacks and/or school supplies.

Open to all Active Duty, Guard and Reserves.

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YMCA Military Back to School Bash illustration of apple, pencil and pencil sharpener


Jacksonville Fairgrounds
510 Fairground Place 
Jacksonville, FL 32202
March 10, 2018
11:00 a.m. 

The Gate River Run and JTC Running are proud to present the Junior River Run - a FREE one mile fun run for children ages 13 and younger. Participants will receive a t-shirt and goodie packet on raceday. Pre-registration is required and ends on March 7th.

There will be four heats.
  • Boys 9 & under at 11:00 AM.
  • Girls 9 & under at 11:15 AM.
  • Boys 10 -13 at 11:30 AM
  • Girls 10 -13 at 11:45 AM.
The assembly area for this event will be inside the Fairgrounds near the starting line. Each group will assemble in this area about 20 minutes prior to their starting time. 

Please visit for more information.
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10 Week Fitness Meetup
Saturday Mornings
December 9, 2017 - February 17, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Autism DADvocates Network is joining Mayor Lenny Curry’s Journey to ONE with their Commit To Be Fit campaign as they prepare for the Friends With Autism 5K and Community Walk. Commit To Be Fit encourages all Dads and families to join with their children by walking or running at least 26.2 miles a month to increase physical activity and create healthier lifestyle choices. At each weekly meetup, you'll receive fitness, health, and family engagement tips from Fitness Instructor/Autism DADvocate Sean F. Williams and fellow Autism DADvocates. 

Dates & Locations:

  • Ed Austin Regional Park
    11751 McCormick Rd. 32225
    12/9/17, 12/16/17, and 12/23/18
  • Bob Hayes Sports Complex
    5054 Soutel Dr. 32208
    1/06/18, 1/13/18, and 1/20/18
  • Losco Regional Park
    10931 Hood Rd. S 32257
    1/27/18, 2/03/18, and 2/10/17
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The Florida Department of Health in Duval County

February 3, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
West 24th Street between Moncrief Road and Chase Street – 32209

This family friendly event features a little bit of everything including free groceries, backpack giveaway, bike and helmet giveaway (limited), kids bicycle rodeo obstacle course*, face painting, line dancing, group exercise, hands-only CPR,  pedestrian and bicycle safety demonstrations, diabetes risk assessments, mammograms**, housing and job information, and much more!  For more information please call (904) 253-1470.
*Please bring your bicycle and helmet to participate in the rodeo.
**Free Mammograms: Call 904-996-8100 to schedule appointments.
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Klutho Park
204 W 3rd St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
December  2, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This FREE and FUN event is dedicated to making Jacksonville one of America's healthiest cities. Enjoy a day filled with family friendly activities, food, fitness, sports, and dancing. Remember to stop by our booth to sign up for club membership! Click here to learn more about the Let's Move Jacksonville health and fitness festival.
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St. Johns Town Center
4567 River City Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32246
October 22, 2017
7:30 a.m. (5k - All Ages)
9:00 a.m. (Kids Fitness Zombie Chase - Ages 5-15)
Join the Jax Mayorthon Kids Club for a zombie filled day of fun and fitness! Children ages 5-12 can sign up at our booth for FREE club membership and exclusive club swag. PLEASE NOTE: There is an entry fee to participate in the all ages 5k and/or Kids Fitness Chase. To learn more visit Proceeds benefit the Easy Peasy Kids Fitness Foundation, Jax P.A.L., The Shannon Miller Foundation, and Firefighters Charities. 
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