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Date(s) - 04/29/2017
7:30 am - 10:30 am

PGA National Champion Course


WHEN: April 29, 2017    

TIME: 7:30 a.m., Race Day Registration will begin at 5:45 a.m.

WHERE: PGA National Champion Course, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

WHAT: Garden of Life® presents its second annual Garden of Life Sun Run 5K Challenge, a race for runners and walkers of all ages, at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The race features a 5K (3.1 mile) scenic route along the famous Champion Course, home of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic.

HIGHLIGHTS: All registered runners will receive a Sun Run 5K T-shirt, Garden of Life goody bag valued at $300, personalized race bib and post-race breakfast.  All race entrants will be entered-to-win a BRAND-NEW HONDA® FIT vehicle! The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Male and Female Finishers of the Elite Heat will each receive a CASH PRIZE ($3,000, $2,000, $1,000, respectively)! There will be a $100 prize for each Age Group winner and all finishers will receive a Finishers Medal. The Top Male and Top Female Finisher will each receive a $3,000 CASH PRIZE! There will be a $100 prize for each Age Group winner and all finishers will receive a Finishers Medal.

A portion of your registration fee will be donated to Special Olympics Florida-Palm Beach County and runners can collect donations to support this cause.


Heat 1: Elite Runners* Heat 2: Runners and Walkers

*Runners who hope to qualify for the fastest start group (Heat 1) need to do the following:

  1. Register as “Elite Heat Qualifier” AND
  2. Submit proof of fastest 5K time (January 1, 2016 or later) to

Spots are limited. Athletes who register as “Elite Heat Qualifier” are not guaranteed a Heat 1 start. Elite Heat Registration closes on Sunday, April 23 at 11:59PM.


Elite Heat Male/Female*

  • 1st Place: $3,000 cash
  • 2nd Place: $2,000 cash
  • 3rd Place: $1,000 cash

*Overall Elite winners are determined by gun time and not by chip time (the first male and female runners to cross the finish line). Elite heat runners are eligible for age group awards.

Age Group Awards*

  • 5-year age groups: 14 and under, 15-19 … 70-74, 75 and over)
  • 1st Place: $100 cash & Sun Run 5K plaque
  • 2nd Place: Sun Run 5K plaque
  • 3rd Place: Sun Run 5K plaque

*Age group winners are determined by chip time.

FINISHER MEDALS: All finishers will receive a Finisher Medal