Kennedy Kids Foundation 2nd Annual 5K

Starts Friday August 30th, 2024

Miami Shores, FL

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Join Kennedy Kids Foundation for our second annual 5K hosted at Barry University in Miami Shores, the very neighborhood where our dear Kennedy grew up! Our  5K is open to all age groups and abilities. Bring your family and run or walk the course! All Results and standings will be monitored with real-time chip tracking technology from our partner Split Second Timing. This race was the brainchild of Sienna Alvarez-Coia who is a childhood friend of Kennedy and wanted to create this race in her honor back in 2023.  Tragically, Kennedy struggled with depression due to a mental health crisis and lost her life on Thursday, September 15, 2022.  In her honor, our Kennedy Kids Foundation is dedicated to crowdfunding, fundraising and the development of programs and initiatives for the prevention of youth suicide. We are focused on mental health and education, heightened help-seeking behavior and equitable access to care. Our goal is to end this tragic epidemic and save lives.  Will you run with us in support of mental health awareness and suicide prevention among teens?


Runners packets will be available for pickup from 7:00am-8:15am on race day! Pick up your packet outside of Farrell Hall, on the Campus Mall area. The Kennedy Kids Foundation 2nd Annual 5K kicks off at 8:30am! All participants are encouraged to arrived before 7:30am in advance of the temporary race road closures. Free parking will be available in the South Landon Lot, located on North Miami Avenue. 

Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161


POST RACE: We invited everyone to share in some family fun: Post race we will host an Awards Presentation, snacks, booths, and entertainment for all.

Road Closures for the Kennedy Kids 5k Run Course:

Southbound lane of NE 2nd Ave. from 111th St. to 115th St
Westbound at NE 2nd Ave. and 111th St. to the entrance of 111th St. to Barry’s entrance at the Gatehouse. 
Westbound at NE 2nd Ave. and 115th St. all the way to NW 5th Ave.
Southbound on NW 5th Ave. to NW 111th St.
Eastbound on 111th St. to North Miami Ave.
Northbound on North Miami Ave., from 111th St. to NW 115th St., back Eastbound to NW 1st Ct., then into the university at the Garner gate back to the finish line.  

*On-site Parking will be available at the South Landon Lot   *Restrooms will be available.


Don't feel like running? Then volunteer! Over 100 volunteers are needed to help with a variety of pre-race and race day activities.

For more information, help, mental health education and to join our mailing list visit www.kennedykids.org


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Start Location

11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL

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