Cornerstone Leads the Way 5k

Ocala, FL

Come out on September 21st, The race is held at the Baseline Trail Head park at 8AM with a race day t-shirt provided, along with medals for the first 500 finishers and special award medals for top finishers. Thank you for your support and we’ll see you at the finish line!

    SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 at 8:00AM


    4255 SE 58th AVE, OCALA, FL

    Our race is the perfect mix of competition, and family friendly fun. Our race has an amazing environment that is buzzing with runners reuniting with friends and ramping up for this early morning race. We are proud to be Race #3 in the 2019 Big Hammock Race Series! Our race has a warm family vibe, because most of the people at our race either know each other through other races, or are friends with each other through The Cornerstone School. The Cornerstone School is highly represented at the race, and there is a large number of very excited kids ready to set a new PR. We also have our partners at VOCAL on site, who bring the 4-legged friend element into the mix. The Cornerstone Leads the Way 5K is one of the only dog friendly races, which gives an excuse to get the WHOLE family out on a beautiful Saturday morning. Speaking of beautiful, The Baseline Trailhead is a very secluded, scenic run on a nice track through the Greenway. Our race is an enjoyable time with friends and family that is not too intimidating, but still holds some of the stiffest competition in the local area.

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The proceeds from the race go towards The Cornerstone School's tuition assistance program. This program helps keep our independent non-profit school affordable and accessible to a wide array of diverse socio-economic groups. The race earnings are also aiding our friends at VOCAL (Voices of Change Animal League) in their goal to help humanely control our communities' overpopulation of unwanted pets.  Funds raised by the race will help VOCAL in their efforts to: Educate the community on reasons why to spay and neuter their pets, offer affordable spay and neuter clinics, provide reduced rates for dog training classes, and increase pet adoption and fostering within our community.

We are awarding Special Speed Challenger Medals to the top 500 finishers, as well as Award Medals for the top finishers in each age division.

This is an early morning run that starts off at 8:00am for the runners and 8:05am for the walkers. Children 5 and under are FREE!

So grab your family and friends (both 4-legged and 2), come out on September 21, 2019, and help us run, walk and wag our way to a better community. Your hard fought miles on the track will directly benefit a deserving child who will now get a chance at an exceptional education tailored to fit their learning style, as well as continue VOCAL's mission to make Marion County a 100% no-kill county. Thank you for your support and we’ll see you at the finish line!  



$25 until 9/13/19 11:59 p.m.

$30 until 9/20/19 9:00 a.m.

$35 Race Day


Puppy Parade:

$10 for just puppy parade

$5 if added to make a 5k/puppy parade combo




- Access to chip-timed race event

- Race bib 

- Race day T-shirt 

- Finisher's medals (for first 500 finishers) 

- 5K Swag Bag 

- Complimentary breakfast

Puppy Parade

- Access to event (1 mile loop)

- Dog-tag finisher medal for each pup

- Entry into the Cutest Pet Costume Contest

- Also, enjoy our Puppy Kissing Booth, Pet adoption tent

When & Where

Sep 21, 2019


8:00 AM

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