Registration open now for the 14th annual Wolfson Children’s Challenge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Wolfson Children’s Challenge returns on Saturday, Jan. 28 to 121 Financial Ballpark!

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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 the following challenges: 55K Ultra, 55K Relay, 30K Run or the 1-Mile Fun Run.

Every year, the Wolfson Children’s Challenge honors 55 current and former patients of all ages who represent the wide range of conditions that are treated 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.

Registration is now open until Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.

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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.