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Race Proceeds Benefit Jacksonville Youth Engagement Program


“We’re proud to continue the JMH Race legacy of giving back to the community,” said Kevin Eckhoff, race director. “This donation will provide numerous opportunities for youth in our city to experience the positive influences of sports and adult mentoring.”

JYEP provides low-income youth with recreation, sports and mentoring activities by providing registration fees, equipment and transportation to events.

“We are grateful for the support of the JMH Race, which has been a popular event with local runners for so many years,” said JYEP board member Kevin Hinkle. “We believe that expanding access to sports and recreation activities can make a difference in the lives of young people, just as the JMH Race is making a difference in our community.”

The JMH 5K/10K, the longest-held annual running race in the city, returned this past October after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.