Celebration 5K Run | 1st Place Sports Running

Celebration Run 5K

Monday, July 4, 2016

  • 5K at 7:30 AM   |   1 Mile Fun Run at 8:30 AM   |   1st Place Sports Baymeadows Store

Family Tradition

The Celebration 5K is an early morning run/walk that is a great way to start off the holiday! It features a great course, chip timing, lots of free food, including lots of watermelon, and fun for the whole family! There is also a one mile fun run for the kids to enjoy! Pick up an American Flag at the starting line to run with to celebrate Independence Day!


Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

  5K 1 Mile
Through June 18th $25 $10
June 19th - July 3rd $30 $10
Day of Race $35 $10

Discounted Entry:

» There is a $2.00 discount if you own your own chip, but chip number must be entered during registration process.

» Children under 13 and Adults 65+ receive $5.00 off for the 5K through June 18th!



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On paper or in person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our in-store computers

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Packet Pickup

Packets will be available on Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM at the following 1st Place Sports locations. Packets will be moved to the starting line beginning at 6:30 AM on Raceday.

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217
San Marco Store: 2018 San Marco Blvd., Jax, FL 32207
Town Center Store: 4870 Big Island Dr., Jax, FL 32246
Jax Beach Store: 424 S. 3rd Street, Jax Beach, FL 32250
Orange Park Store: 2186 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073

Race Timing

The race will be timed using the MyLaps Timing Chip System (chip must be worn on your shoe during the race). Your entry fee covers the cost of the chip rental. If you have your own chip, you need to enter your chip number on the entry form, and deduct $2.00 from the entry fee. You must cross the timing mats to be included in the results. Do not wear your personal chip if you sign up on raceday!


Finisher Medals

Finisher medals to all finishers in the 5K and Fun Run finisher medallions to all 1 Mile Fun Run finishers!

Age Group Awards

The top three finishers in each of the following male and female age groups will receive a watermelon to take home and enjoy: 10 and under, 11-13, 14-19, 20- 24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55- 59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 & 80 and over.

Prize Money

Prize money will be awarded to the top overall finishers:

First Overall Male/Female: $200
Second Place Overall Male/Female: $100
Third Place Overall Male/Female: $50


This USA Track and Field certified course is very flat and very fast. Digital clocks will be located at each mile. All turns and miles will be marked. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office will control traffic on the course. Water stations will be located at the start, 1/2 way, and at the finish.

Celebration Course Map

1 Mile Fun Run

The 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:30 AM from the finish line, which is located behind the 1st Place Sports store. All finishers will receive a medal. Cotton shirts will be given to all mile participants at packet pickup.

Post Race Celebration

After the 5K and fun run, join us for a celebration in front of 1st Place Sports.

  • - Free Beer!
  • - Watermelon Festival!
  • - Watermelon Eating Contest!
  • - Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest!
  • - Most Patriotic Costume Contest!
  • - Drawings for Prizes!
  • - Huge Store Sale!
  • - Free Food and Drinks!


If you'd like to volunteer for this event, click here!

Grand Prize Drawing

Right after the race a random drawing (based on your race number) will be held at 1st Place Sports. There will be lots of nice prizes, so hang on to those race numbers!