Joe Jonas didn't sleep in on Labor Day today.
The 21-year-old musician was joined by his brother Nick, bandmates, friends and residents of Florida to run in the "Joe Jonas iWin 5K Fun Run/Walk," which is part of a series of races Jonas has hosted and participated in through his Change for the Children Foundation to benefit the Special Olympics. The funds raised will help give all Special Olympics Florida chapters the ability to continue to provide free year-round sports training and competition to more than 15,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
"The run is special because it's not a race, everybody is a winner, everybody knows that they're giving back and they have an opportunity to get out there and be able to give. I think for all of us, me and my brothers are always trying to do something like that with certain charities or things that we have a passion for and this is something I definitely have a heart for," Joe Jonas told CBS4's Christina Loren during a live interview on the CBS 4 Morning News.
"I think it's just these amazing athletes are so special to me. They are so talented and I think when I see them at my concerts they are just an inspiration to me and I just want to be able to give back to them."
According to NBC Miami, as of race time, more than 600 participants registered, and hundreds more signed up the day of. (We hear they raised about $95,000! Amazing)
"Today is a great day beacause we're here with a young man who's got a big heart," said Chairman Paul Sallarulo. "It takes us a year to get 700 people, and in five days he got up to 1,000 people."
Congrats to everyone who participated in the race.
(Photos: Joe & Nick's twitters/Getty Images)