Operation New Hope is hosting their second annual 5K in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A local non-profit is looking for runners and walkers to help job seekers looking for a second chance at life.

Operation New Help assists those who were in the criminal justice system and are eager to be part of the workforce.


They partner with local businesses, community-based organizations, and much more.

The 5K and one mile run with be May 20.

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The race will begin and end at Operation New Hope’s offices in historic Springfield, located at 1830 North Main Street. Runners and walkers of all levels are encouraged to register.

After the race, Operation New Hope’s 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.

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Proceeds from the race will support the nonprofit organization’s efforts to build safer communities, stronger economies, and more stable families through programs such as workforce training, mental health services and job placement for people affected by the criminal justice system.

Registration for the Hope Starts Here 5K is now open through 1st Place Sports. For more information about the Hope Starts Here 5K, visit operationnewhope.org.

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