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Freed to Run Capitol to Coast Marathon Series Benefitting Jax Legal Aid

Published Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Teams are assembling now for Freed to Run 2.0, Freed’s second fundraising odyssey from the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee to the Duval County Courthouse, a distance of 157 miles that will be covered Dec. 2-7 by Freed and teams of runners accompanying him. Each team will run a single marathon in a point-to-point relay, with most runners covering just two or three miles each. Elite Parking is donating transportation for the relay teams and will drop off and pick up runners at designated points throughout the six days.


Freed to Run 2.0 will benefit the Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership (NFMLP), through which health-care professionals and institutions collaborate with attorneys to produce better outcomes for children with medical conditions. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid provides free civil legal aid to pediatric patients and their families and operates the partnership in collaboration with: Baptist Health; Wolfson Children’s Hospital; Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville; UF Health Specialty Pediatric Clinics; and Community PedsCare®, a pediatric program of Community Hospice & Palliative Care.


With a five-year fundraising goal of $1 million, and a $1.25 million match by Baptist Health, JALA expects to create a $2.25 million endowment for the NFMLP. With a fundraising goal of $180,000 to be matched at 125 percent, Freed to Run 2.0 is expected to generate more than $400,000 for the endowment.


The Baptist Health Foundation will match all donations by 125%


For more information about Freed to Run 2.0, to register or support a team, or to become a sponsor, visit: