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5K and Party in the Plaza


The 16th Annual LifeSouth Community Foundation Race on February 18, 2023 in scenic Gainesville, Florida! 

Join LifeSouth as we celebrate blood donation with a 5K, 1-Mile Fun Run and Party in the Plaza. 5K starts at 9 a.m. followed by the 1-MIle Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. The 5K course is USATF certified and chip timed by DRC Sports. Age group and over all wards for the 5K, and all participants receive a commemorative race t-shirt and a finisher’s medal, pictures with Albert and Alberta,  Chik-fil-A, refreshments and beer (for those 21 years or older). Not a running or walking the races? Enjoy the Party in the Plaza, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live music by Moondog Band and MADWOMAN, food truck, vendors, the LifeSouth Bloodmobile and much more. Bring your lawn chair for a day of fun!

Visit the race website for more information or to sign up.

The LifeSouth Race is an initiative of the LifeSouth Community Foundation (formerly Five Points of Life), which provides education to K-12 students about the need for blood donation. To meet the needs of patients, it’s imperative that we raise a “Donation Generation” of young people who understand and are committed to giving the gift of life. There’s no substitute for human blood, and donations provide relief and hope for patients with life-threatening diseases and trauma victims. LifeSouth is YOUR community blood center, and we are the only provider of blood and blood products to the major hospitals in the Gainesville area and more than a hundred other hospitals throughout Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.


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