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BiG Cardio is produced by BiG Children's Foundation, Inc., a Florida registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides opportunity and support for at-risk youth. EIN 47-3552022. Contributions Solicitation #CH44716.

2020 West McNab Road, Suite 99F, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309    I    (954) 933-3129    I




BiG Cardio is a 5K and multi-sport event. It's a unique blend of all things fitness, sports, cycle and fun! With more than 10 different fitness activities to choose from and dozens of other attractions, it has become one of South Florida's favorite events. Established in 2008, BiG Cardio offers something for everyone at all ages including games and activities, concessions, entertainment, merchant booths, and more. So, bring your family and friends and spend the day. 

You can even make the event the place for your company picnic, team-building event, or church retreat. We have corporate tents available that include complimentary water and snacks, and an attendant for the day. The fun and activities are already there for you and we do all the work. You just show up with your people and have a great time! What could be better than that?

Benefits foster teens and at-risk youth. And to make it even sweeter, you'll be helping the community at the same time because the event proceeds benefit foster teens and at-risk youth in South Florida through BiG Children's Foundation.

So what are you waiting for? Read "How It Works" below and register today!

Central Broward Regional Park
3700 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
​(NE Corner of Sunrise Blvd. and US 441)



  • Adults (age 13+): $35
  • Children (age 6 – 12): $20
  • Adult Multipack (5K Fitness Pkg AND 1 Sport Tournament) (age 13+): $55
  • Child Multipack (5K Fitness Pkg AND 1 Sport Tournament) (age 6-12): $30
  • Spectators and children ages 5 and under: FREE


The following fees will be added if you register at packet pick-up or on event day.

  • $10 Adult (age 13+)
  • $5 Children (age 6-12)


  • $1.50 per person after 8am


This event is a multi-sport event, which means you have several fitness and sports options to choose from. You can choose the 5K-Fitness Pkg, or a Multipack, which is the 5K-Fitness Pkg AND a sports tournament. Immediately below are your options. Package details are further down.

ADULT OPTIONS (age 13 up)

  • 5K FITNESS PACKAGE (includes 5K Run/Walk, Cardio Class, Cycling Class, Obstacle Course, Fitness Yoga) 

KIDS OPTIONS (age 6-12)

  • 5K-FITNESS PACKAGE (includes 5K Run/Walk, KidFit Class, or Cardio Class if accompanied by adult age 13 up) 
  • MULTIPACK (includes 5K Run/Walk, Soccer Clinic and Game)


  • Includes 5K FITNESS PACKAGE for participant and helper
  • Helper is free and does not need to register 
  • NOTE: If more than one helper is required, please contact BiG Children's Foundation for approval (954) 933-3129.


FUN ZONE and PROMENADE  - Activities are subject to change without notice

  • Challenge Inflatables for everyone
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Activities
  • Toddler Rides
  • Carnival Games
  • Bounce House
  • Mini golf
  • Face Painting
  • Martial Arts Demo by Elite Force
  • Entertainment by Resurrection Steel Band
  • Merchant Booths
  • Food Trucks and Concessions
  • Demos
  • Raffles

Thursday, May 3 at 3pm 

Walk up registration is available at packet-pick up and event day, see below.


Friday, May 4 from 4pm-7pm

Beat the lines and avoid early morning rush by picking up your race bib, t-shirt, and event information the day before at our BiG Cardio Packet Pick Up! Packet pick-up is strongly recommended to remove the stress of race day and allow for an efficient start time of 7am.

Central Broward Regional Park
3700 NW 11th Place

Lauderhill, FL 33311

(NE Corner of Sunrise Blvd. and US 441)


All event parking is located INSIDE PARK. Enter park from State Road 441 or Sunrise Blvd. and follow parking attendants and signage to designated areas.

Note that park gates will be closed to all incoming and outgoing traffic between 6:30-8amfor the safety of the runners/walkers. It is strongly advised you arrive by 6am in order to give yourself enough time to get inside the park, register, and make your way to start line by 6:50am. The run/walk will start promptly at 7am.


All BiG Cardio Participants receive a FREE white BiG Cardio event T-shirt with registration, or

  • a custom color T-shirt by forming a team of 20 or more. (see Team Info tab)
  • a custom color with your team name printed on the back for 50 or more. (see Team Info tab)
  • PLUS a limited edition BiG Cardio Race Shirt when you raise more than $100 with your fundraising page! (Registration fee is not factored into the $100.)


Visit the Team page for all team information and important team deadlines.



5K RUN/WALK - 7am (Clock Tower)

  • All ages (children under 12 must be accompanied by parent or guardian

  • Certified 3.1 mile USTAF course

  • Corral start, pace markers, strollers in back

  • No bicycles or skateboards

  • Course mile markers

  • Timing chip

  • Medals 3 deep in each age category 5 years - 80 years +

  • Overall male and female award


CARDIO CLASS - 8:30-9:30am (Main Stage, Finish Line Promenade)

  • All ages (children under 12 must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
  • Live DJ
  • 1-hour cardio work-out to music, led by professional instructors
  • Includes fun movements in low impact, high impact, kickboxing, dance variations


  • Adult (age 13+)

  • All levels

  • 12 – 15 minute heats

  • Groups welcome

CYCLING CLASS - 8:30, 9:30am (Finish Line Promenade)

  • Adult (age 13+)

  • Stationary cycling class to music led by live instructor

  • Two (2) 45 minute sessions

  • First come first served, no bike reservations

FITNESS YOGA - 8:30am, 10am (Athletic Field)

  • Post work out, for flexibility, strength, balance, increased sports performance, decreased pain,stress relief and relaxation
  • Does not use oils, incense, sanskrit words or chanting

KIDFIT - 8:30-9:45am (Fun Zone)

  • For children age 6-12 years
  • A kid's fitness class led by MMA Champion, Brian Fuery
  • Includes games of coordination and agility, sports drills, calisthenics and more


Sports players can register individually or register and be part of a team for camaraderie purposes. Once registered, Tournament Directors with assign you to tournament teams the morning of event.

SOCCER - 8:30am (Athletic Fields)

  • Adult (age 13+)

  • 4V4, 8-person roster

  • Winner medals

  • Double elimination

VOLLEYBALL - 8:30AM (Fun Zone)

  • Adult (age 13+)

  • 4V4

  • Grass surface

  • Co-ed pool play

  • Winner medals

BASKETBALL - 8:30am (Basketball Court at North End of Finish Line Promenade)

  • Adult (age 13+)
  • 5V5
  • Double elimination
  • Winner medals


  • Ages: 4 – 15 years old
  • Soccer Game


When is BiG Children’s Foundation BiG Cardio 2018?
The 2018 event is on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 6am – 12pm.  

What is the financial goal of the BiG Children’s Foundation BiG Cardio?
This year’s goal is $100,000. You can set your own fundraising goal and help us meet ours! No donation is too big or too small.

What is the money raised by BiG Children's Foundation BiG Cardio used for?
Proceeds sustain BCF programming and directly benefit at-risk youth in South Florida.

Can I register after on-line registration closes?

Yes. You can register at packet-pick up and walk-up on event, however there is a late fee of $10 per adult, and $5 per child.

How do I register online for the 2018 BiG Children’s Foundation BiG Cardio?
Registration for BiG Cardio is online only at You can access the form by clicking the "Individual," "Join a Team," or "Start A Team" button at the top right of this page. When you’ve completed registration, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to your proprietary fundraising page, and a receipt. Event fees are not tax deductible, however, donations are. 

How do I form a team?
Forming a team is easy. You just need to decide a name for your team and select or step up as a captain. From, click on the “Start A Team” button located on the top right, and follow the prompts. You will select the activities that you would like to participate in first screen, then you will name your team on the next screen. Once you've registered your team name, you can invite others to join you. They will need to complete their own registration by following the directions above, then select “Join a Team” and search for your team name on the second screen of their registration.
How do I donate to someone's page?
You can support other participants in this event! Go to and click on the red bar on the top right that says “Campaign" and you will be directed to the campaign fundraising pages where you can look for the individual or team you'd like to support.

Do I have to raise funds?
No, but we'd love it if you try. It's easier than you think, and the bigger your effort the bigger your impact. There are so many kids who need our help! If you need a little incentive, check out the gifts you could earn—and we provide you with a fundraising page, a few posts and email copy so all you have to do is copy and send/post!

How do I raise money for this event?
When you register, your fundraising web page will be created automatically, complete with suggested emails that you can send out to all your contacts asking for their support and telling them a little about BiG Children’s Foundation and the event. Your login and this link will be sent to the email address you use to register for BiG Children’s Foundation Big Cardio.

How safe is my information?
We use a system that has made every effort to protect your information and uses industry-standard SSL encryption to make sure that your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. 

How can I see who has supported me, and how much I've raised?
When you registered, you would have received a link to your fundraising page, here you can access all your information. Alternatively, go to and find your individual fundraising page. You can then view your donor list and the amounts that have been donated.

I forgot my username and password. How can I find out what they are?
Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. If you can’t remember either your username and/or password, click the Forgot Username and/or Password link at the bottom of the Login page.

Why are some of my donors not showing up on the scroll mechanism?
When a donor makes a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the recognition scroll. Only those who choose to be recognized can be seen.

What if I don’t want to participate in the 5K, fitness and sports activities, but I still want to be involved?
We’re so glad you asked! You can raise funds online or volunteer to help out at the event. Just go to and sign up as a fundraiser or to volunteer. Thank you for your support!

When does online registration close and can I register on the day of the event?
Online registration closes at 3pm on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018.

Event day registration will open at 6am on May 5th, but it will cost you $10 more for an adult, and $5 more for kidss. We’d love it if you would register early and let your friends know so that they can help you help kids by donating to support your efforts!

When do I pick up my packet, bib and chip?
You must pick up your packet because it will contain your race bib and timing chip. Pre-race Packet Pickup is on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 4pm – 7pm at Broward Central Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, Florida 33311.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?
Yes, packet pickup will be available from 6am. Make sure you arrive with enough time to return to your car with your packet and pin your bib to your clothing before the 7am start.

Do I need to train for the BiG Children’s Foundation BiG Cardio?
It depends on the activities you are participating in. Generally speaking, if you are walking the 5K, or doing any of the fitness classes or obstacle course, it is recommended that one be sufficiently able to do so with no medical restrictions. If you are running the 5K or competing in the sports tournaments, it is recommended that you train accordingly and preferably be cleared by a doctor. Like all such events, you participate at your own risk and a signed waiver is required in order to register.

How long will I have to complete the BiG Children’s Foundation BiG Cardio 5K?
There no cutoff for completion, but we have allowed an hour between the start of the 5K (7am) and the awards ceremony (8am), and support (e.g. water) will be on the course until 8:30am. We suggest that if you think you may be out longer than 90 minutes you plan to carry a water bottle and wear sun protection.

Can I do the 5K and participate in the other activities as well?
Yes! The 5K run/walk begins at 7am and the Fitness Classes, Sports Tournaments and other activities start at 8:30am. The Cardio Class is open to everyone and there will be two cycling sessions during the morning. Fitness sessions are available on a first-come first-served basis.

I've notice that the letter "G" in BiG Cardio seems to be capitalized when mentioned in plain text, is there a significance to that?

Glad you asked. BiG means Believe in God, and in Him we trust.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

6am–12pm (formerly scheduled to end at 2pm)





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By participating in this event, you are helping to reshape the futures of at-risk youth in South Florida including teens in foster care and those aging out, victims of abuse and human trafficking, and teens living in high-risk environments.

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Thank you for CARING!


thank you to all who participated and sponsored bIg cardio 2018

If you did not participate but would still like to contribute to the mission, please use the DONATE button to the right through May 31. Thank you in advance for your support..  We look forward to seeing you again next year on Saturday, May 4, 2019!






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