Light Up The House 5K & Family Day

Saturday, December 7, 2019  |  San Marco

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 their way through Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville’s Light Up The House 5K on Saturday, December 7th at 8:00am. Join other run enthusiasts on the 5K race course that snakes its way through historic San Marco and along the beautiful St. John’s River. Race participants should register in advance to take advantage of a reduced registration fee.

Form A Team & Fundraise

Race participants are encouraged to form a team and create a fundraising page to raise additional funds for the mission of Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville.
Congratulations to the winners of our 2018 Light Up The House Team Challenge Winners!
  •     1st Place Top Individual – Most money raised – Michael Kendall
  •     1st Place Top Individual -Number of points scored – Michael Kendall
  •     1st Place Top Team – Number of points scored – Level 6
  •     1st Place Top Team – Most money raised – Level 6

Help Light The House

For every $5 raised among individuals and teams, Ronald McDonald House will add a holiday light to the outside of the House until it’s completely lit! In addition to an actual holiday light, we will also add a paper holiday light icon to the inside of our House with a special message from you on it.

Family Day Festival

The Family Day festival is a family-friendly event that is FREE for both children and adults and will feature special guest appearances from story book characters, games, arts & crafts, face painting, balloon art and more!

Can’t Make The Run?

You can still support the mission of Ronald McDonald House and help ‘Light Up The House’ during the holiday season by creating your own fundraising page. Ask your family, friends and co-workers to support your goal as we create a magical experience for our children by lighting our House for the first time this holiday season! For more information, visit