Hope Starts Here 5K

Operation New Hope

Operation New Hope's 3rd annual Hope Starts Here 5K - presented by Florida Capital Bank - is a great race for runners and walkers of all levels looking for a route steeped in Jacksonville history and benefitting an amazing cause.

Join us on May 18th on a lovely trek incorporating the Emerald Trail! The course begins and ends at Operation New Hope – housed in one of Springfield’s most iconic buildings. The Hope Starts Here 5K helps Jacksonville build safer communities, stronger economies, and more stable families.

Proceeds from the Hope Starts Here 5k will benefit Operation New Hope, where we believe that we are all better than our worst mistake, worst day, or worst decision. We believe in people’s ability to learn from their errors and transform their lives through commitment and hard work. For the past 25 years, we have worked to build a stronger community by creating opportunities for people with a criminal history to realize second chances by reconnecting to the workforce. Funds raised will be used to provide workforce training, mental health services, and job placement for people affected by the criminal justice system

After the race, Operation New Hope's great neighbors at Strings Sports Brewery will be hosting the Hope Starts Here 5k Breakfast and Brews at their fun restaurant with hoops, darts, and other games. Strings Sports Brewery is the perfect place to reflect on your race and recharge!

1 Mile Fun Run at 8:30AM

5k at 9:00AM

Register at OperationNewHope.org