1st Place Sports Running | Celebration 5K

Celebration Run 5K

Friday, July 4, 2014

  • 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 21st $20 $12
June 22nd - July 3rd $25 $12
Day of Race $30 $12

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 21st!



» Click Here to Register Online

Online registration closes the day prior to the beginning of packet pickup. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day.

On paper or in person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our in-store computers, or you can mail in a completed entry form to our Race Office: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, Fl 32217.

» Click Here to Download a Registration Form

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available on Wednesday, July 2nd and Thursday, July 3rd 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!


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. $100 will be awarded to the first place male and female finisher.


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

Post Race Celebration

After the 5K and fun run, join us for a celebration in front of 1st Place Sports. There will be a huge watermelon festival, with prizes for the watermelon eating contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, and the most patriotic costume! Enjoy free food and drinks, plus drawings for prizes and the awards ceremony.

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!