Emerald City 5K: No Place Like Home

Register today to collect the first of five commemorative medals in our new “Journey Home” race series and receive a chance to win a  ruby valued at over $2,000!

Due to the gap between living wages and affordable housing, family homelessness is at an all-time high in Brevard County! Family Promise of Brevard answers the needs of families experiencing homelessness by providing emergency shelter, stabilizing families and/or preventing homelessness before it happens. This year’s annual Emerald City 5K, brings us the first in a five race “Journey Home” series, highlighting Dorothy’s journey  down the yellow brick road. Dorothy pulls on her ruby slippers and, much like the families we work with, uses resolve, perseverance and a little help from friends, to find her way home.

Wesche Jewelers has Donated a Ruby Valued at $2,000!

Purchase  Keys to Unlock the Ruby!
  • Every registered participant receives a key to unlock the ruby.
  • Every team registered gets 2 keys per person (teams must be 4 or more participants).
  • The largest team registered gets 3 keys per person.
  • Additional keys may be purchased below. Registration is not required to purchase keys for the Ruby Raffle!
  • All proceeds from the race and raffle go toward ending family homelessness in Brevard County.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 27, 2020, Running Zone – 3696 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935,  10:00am-6:30pm: Packet Pickup & Registration

Friday, February 28, 2020 – Church at Viera – 9005 N Wickham Rd, Viera, FL 32940

4:45pm: Packet Pickup & Late Registration

5:45pm: Late Registration Ends

6:00pm: 5K START and Ninja Warrior Course opens!

*Awards immediately following race


Join the team of companies and individuals supporting our fundraising efforts.  Ruby Slipper ($2,000), Yellow Brick Road ($1,000), Over the Rainbow ($500), and Land of Oz ($250).

Click here to view the sponsorship registration: Sponsorship Registration


Cover the course at your pace whether you’re a world class runner or just out for an evening stroll. Participate, get a medal and enjoy the evening! Can’t make the race or do not want to run/walk? You can still support the Emerald City 5K by making a $25 donation which includes a shirt and key. Shirts will be available during packet pickup.

Register online: Become a runner or walker

Printable copy of the registration form: Printable registration form


You’re the Key! As an individual or a team, you can create your own social media page to raise funds for Family Promise of Brevard. Register as a Fundraiser by accessing the “Donate” section of our registration page and selecting “Become a fundraiser”.  Once there you can customize and personalize your own fundraising page.

Emerald City Sponsors:   

Ruby Slipper Sponsors:  




Yellow Brick Road Sponsors:




Over the Rainbow: 




 Land of Oz: