Run for the cause with team and individual race challenges benefitting Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville.
What: Wolfson Children’s Challenge returns on Saturday, January 28, 2023! Individuals and teams of all abilities and fitness levels can participate in a variety of races and fundraising opportunities at the 14th annual event, celebrating current and former patients of Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville and raising funds for lifesaving care. Those who want to give back to Wolfson Children’s can be a part of the event by signing up as a sponsor, organizing a relay team or competing in one of following challenges:
- 55K Ultra
- 55K Relay
- 30K Run
- 1-Mile Fun Run
When: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Registration is now open at wolfsonchildrenschallenge.com.
Registration closes on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 5pm.
Where: 121 Financial Ballpark
301 A. Phillip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202
Who: Every year, the Wolfson Children’s Challenge honors 55 current and former patients of all ages who represent the wide range of conditions we treat at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Known as the “Wolfson 55,” each child and family has a unique story to tell about the strength and hope it takes to fight a health battle.
Background: The Wolfson Children’s Challenge was co-founded in 2009 by Paul Wilson, whose then-newborn son, Luke, underwent corrective surgery for spina bifida just hours after his birth. Wilson and others hoped to raise $5,000 by running 55 miles, honoring the year Wolfson Children’s Hospital opened in 1955. Wilson’s mission has far surpassed the event’s initial goal, with the Wolfson Children’s Challenge raising more than $4 million to date!
This year, the Wolfson Children’s Challenge aims to raise $125,000. All proceeds benefit the Wolfson Children’s Challenge Endowment and help fund the purchase of life-saving trauma equipment and technology for Wolfson Children’s most critically ill and injured patients.
For more information about the event or to register online, visit wolfsonchildrenschallenge.com.
Wolfson Children’s Hospital relies on the generosity of members of our community. To support Wolfson Children’s Hospital, please visit wolfsonchildrens.com.
About Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville
Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, is a part of Baptist Health, Northeast Florida’s most comprehensive health system serving every stage of life. Wolfson Children’s is the only children’s hospital in Northeast Florida and serves as the pediatric referral center for North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Staffed 24/7 by pediatric nurses and other healthcare professionals specially trained to work with children, the 276-bed, patient- and family-centered hospital features the latest pediatric medical technology in a welcoming, child-friendly environment. At Wolfson Children’s, nationally recognized pediatric specialists representing nearly every medical and surgical specialty work with pediatricians to provide care for children of all ages with congenital heart conditions, cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and endocrinology disorders, orthopaedic conditions, behavioral health conditions, traumatic injuries, and more. Wolfson Children’s collaborates with pediatric organizations, including Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Florida College of Medicine—Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Florida. A Magnet™-designated hospital since 2010, Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been named among the U.S. News & World Report 50 Best Children’s Hospitals year after year, and in 2021, was selected as one of only eight children’s hospitals in the country as a Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital, a recognition of patient quality and safety. For additional information, please visit wolfsonchildrens.com.