Logo, Wolfson Children's Hospital - Fundraising Event

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bragan Field at the Baseball Grounds at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida

Ultra Marathon Event Benefiting the Region's Only Children's Hospital 

Rudloph - Children's Hospital

Since 1955, Wolfson Children's Hospital has been a place of hope, second chances, and medical wonders for countless children and their families. Motivated by the idea that every child deserves another birthday, the Wolfson Children's Challenge is a celebration of their lives. This symbolic event features 55 children who share their inspiring stories. 

As a not-for-profit hospital, Wolfson Children's relies on the generosity of people like you to ensure that every child continues to receive the world-class care they deserve. You can support the Wolfson Children's Challenge by sponsoring the event, running the ultra marathon, organizing a relay team, or participating in the 1-Mile Fun Run.

The inspiration for the Wolfson Children's Challenge came from Paul Wilson, whose newborn son, Luke, faced difficult surgery within hours of birth. Paul hoped to raise $5,000 by running 55 miles, the age of the hospital during his son's stay. In four years, the event has raised more than $2 million toward the purchase of a 3 Tesla MRI. This groundbreaking technology can lead to earlier diagnoses and the elimination of certain surgeries and procedures.

This year, the Wolfson Children's Challenge will raise money for a Nuclear Medicine SPECT/CT Camera and start a technology support endowment.  A portion of all gifts to the Wolfson Children's Challenge will be matched by Baptist Health for the Wolfson Children's Challenge Endowment.  For more information, please contact Baptist Health Foundation, 904.202.2919.



• 55-Mile Ultra Marathon, run by long-distance runners - 4 a.m.
• Ultra Relay, where teams collectively run the 55 miles - 4:30 a.m.
• 1-Mile Fun Run - 10 a.m.
• An all-day celebration in honor of this year's Wolfson 55 
• Family-friendly festivities taking place throughout the day
• Performances by The X Factor's Rion Paige, as well as Dalton Cyr, Will Harden and Justen Harden
Schedule of Events


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Contact us in Jacksonville, Florida, 904.202.2919, to learn more about the Wolfson Children's Challenge.


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