1st Place Sports Running | Beson4 Media Group Corporate Run

Beson4 Media Group Corporate Run 5K

thursday, April 16, 2015

  • 5K at 6:30 PM | Metropolitan Park
  • To Benefit: Duval County High School Cross Country and Track Programs

Join Us!

The Beson4 Media Group Corporate Run, which attracts over 3,000 participants, is a 5K run/walk open to employees of corporations, government agencies, financial institutions, and individuals. All levels of runners and walkers are encouraged to participate. Participants receive a t-shirt and a post-race party billed as Jacksonville’s largest office party. Companies are encouraged to rent a team tent as a gathering spot on race day!


Sorry, there are NO REFUNDS

Through April 9th $30

Registration closes early for this event!

Registration closes on Thursday, April 9th, to provide time to put together team packets! Entries and team changes will not be accepted after that date. There is no day of race registration!


Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pickup on Wednesday, April 15th, from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Thursday, April 16th, from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Race Office located at our Baymeadows Store. After 1:00 PM, remaining packets will be loaded up and taken to Metropolitan Park.


Team Awards

Awards will be presented to the first place male and female teams in each division at the awards ceremony. These awards will be based on the total times of the top three finishers on each team. To count in the team scoring, team members must work 20 hours per week. Winning teams employment will be verified.

Individual Awards

Awards will be presented on race night to the top three Overall Male & Female winners and to the top Male & Female CEO finishers.

Team Spirit Award

The company or organization with the most participants (runners & walkers) will be awarded the Team Spirit Cup at the awards ceremony right after the race.

CEO Competition

Anyone participating in the CEO category must be the most senior full time employee of the company. A person does not necessarily need to hold the CEO title (i.e. President, Owner, etc.) To participate in the CEO category, participants MUST be preregistered as a CEO prior to race night. No changes to CEO status will be made on race night. A CEO may only be listed on one team. CEO Competition is open to companies with 5 or more full time employees.

Tshirt Contest

There will be a T-shirt contest for any companies who want to participate. Awards will be given on race night to the winner in the following categories: Most Original Design, Most Colorful, and Most Creative Use of Your Company Logo.


Banking & Financial
Banks, credit unions, mortgage companies, stock brokers, and real estate firms.

Legal & Professional
Law firms, police teams, government agencies dealing strictly in law enforcement, Accountants.

Hospitals, medical centers, clinics, doctor's offices, therapy companies, etc.

Railroad, trucking, shipping, automobile dealerships, etc.

Life, Health, Auto, HMO's, PPO's.

Sales, Retail and Hospitality
Businesses involved in retail or wholesale sales.

Manufacturing & Construction
Engineers, Architects, Any company involved in manufacturing or construction.

Military & Government
Any division or branch of the military and any goverment agency, city, state, or federal including education (public or private schools).

Media & Communications
Television, radio, newspaper and magazine, advertising, telephone, computers, paging companies, & electronics, and PR firms.

Grade Schools, High Schools, Colleges.

Limited to recognized Clubs, such as running clubs, health clubs, etc. Do not have to be employees.

Any company or organization not fitting into one of the other divisions.

Big Post Race Celebration!

Live music, free beer, and free food at Metropolitan Park!! Refreshments will be available immediately following the race.

Course Map

Corporate Run Course Map 2010

Water/Aid Stations

Water/Aid stations will be located at the start, 1/2 way on the course, and at the finish.

Complimentary Team Photos

Complimentary team photos will be taken from 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM. Look for the TEAM PHOTO sign at the race site and come early to have your company photo taken. We encourage all participants to wear your company T-shirts.


Please park in the lots surrounding Metropolitan Park and EverBank Field.


For safety reasons, baby joggers/strollers, bicycles, rollers skates, in-line skates, and dogs are prohibited from the race course.

Race Timing

We will be using MyLaps Bib/Tag ChampionChip system to time runners. Your Timing Chip will be located on the back of your race number.

Race Photos

Speedy Banana will be the official photographer for the Corporate Run!


Full results will be published here the night of or day after the race.



Team Captains

Download the Team Captain Handbook, with all the information about the event, by clicking here.

Online Registration Steps

  1. Create your team.
  2. Team Members Register - Team members register themselves, selecting your team during the process.
  3. Manage Your Team - See who has registered for your team by going to www.signmeup.com, logging in, and clicking on My Groups.

Payment Options

1. TEAM MEMBERS PAY INDIVIDUALLY - Credit card payment is required by individual team member upon registering online.

2. ONE PAYMENT for all team members - If a company prefers to pay for their whole team, we can issue the Team Captain a promotional code to distribute to your team members which will allow them to register at no cost. Your company will then be responsible for full payment for all people who use your company code*. Payment is will be due within two weeks after the event. Invoices will be emailed.

  • To receive a company promotional code, email stuart@1stplacesports.com with the following information:
    • Organziation Name
    • Number of times the code can be used if not limitless

*Distribute the code wisely. You will be responsible for ALL entries where your company code is used.

CEO Competition

If you have a senior, full-time member of your company who would like to participate in the CEO Competition, you must state this when creating your team. Participants in the CEO category must be the most senior full time employee of the company, but do not necessarily need to hold the CEO title (i.e. President, Owner, etc.) CEOs MUST be preregistered as a CEO to compete for this award.

Seed Your Fastest Runners!

Captains may 'seed' 10% of their participants (i.e. 45 participants = 5 seeded runners), up to a maximum of 25 runners. Seeded runners are the fastest runners and will be at the front of the starting line. Seeded runners should be able to complete the run in 25 minutes or less. It is not mandatory to seed runners.

When Team Captains create their team, they will mark that they would like to seed some of their runners. At packet pick-up, the Team Captain will receive wristbands for those runners. It is up to the Team Captain to distribute the wristbands to whichever of their runners are going to be in the seeded section. Only those runners who wear the wristband will be allowed in the "seeded corral" at the start line.

Rent a Tent

Cost $250: Includes 10' X 10' tent, 1 table, 1 banner with team name

Team tents are the ideal place to give a pre-race motivational speech or chant company cheers. It provides a sheltered area to give out refreshments to your team members, and it also provides a place to meet after the race to celebrate your team's achievement! Each 10 x 10 tent comes with a company banner to indicate your tent. A table is included. Reserve yours as soon as possible! Regulations forbid the use of your own tent, so please do not bring them! Bring your own chairs if you want them!

You can pay for your Team Tent when you create your team, or if you want to do it at a later time, you can do so at the link below:

» Click here to sign up and pay for a Team Tent if you didn't do it when you created your team

Picking Up Your Team Packets:

Team captains must pick up the packets for the entire team. Packet Pickup will only be available at the Race Office located at 1st Place Sports, 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32217 on Wednesday, April 15th from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Thursday, April 16th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

All unclaimed packets will need to be picked-up at the Information tent at Metropolitan Park beginning at 4:30 PM on Race Day.

You can have your packets courierd to you for a nominal fee ($25.00).

You can pay to have your packets couriered when you create your team, or if you want to do it at a later time, you can do so at the link below:

» Click here to sign up and pay to have your Team Packets couriered

Team Scoring

The first three team men and the first three women from your team to cross the finish line will score for your team. Participants must work 20 or more hours a week to score for a team (excludes the Club Division).

Team Captain Checklist

  • Invite Members
  • Team Members Register
  • Invite vendors, clients, friends and family to join your team
  • Set a participation goal
  • Add the Corporate 5k logo to your company web site! Put the logo in your email auto signatures!
  • Rent a team tent
  • Plan for food and drinks
  • Design a company t-shirt to wear on race night and enter in the T-shirt Contest
  • Use 'My Groups" on SignMeUp.com to email team members
  • Plan your race day meeting spot
  • Packet Pick-up - Team Captains go to the 1st Place Sports Race Office to pick up Team Packets.
  • Distribute packets to your team members: event shirt, race number, race instructions, wristband for seeded participants, and timing chip.