1st Place Sports Running | Jacksonville Grand Prix Races

Proposed Schedule of Races

Tour de Pain (3 Races in 24 Hours)

The Tour de Pain is the first race of the Grand Prix. This event features three races in 24 hours. The points earned for the Grand Prix will be based on the results from all three races in the series.

Tijana Flats Summer Beach Run

This is the oldest race in Florida and one of the largest beach runs in the world. The 5 mile event features an out-and-back course. Look for a big post race celebration at the Seawalk with live music, free beer, and food provided by Tijuana Flats. This is a Jacksonville Track Club event.

The Great Candy Run

This is a flat and fast 5k course which runs run through Atlantic Beach near Atlantic Theaters. Cash prizes to top runners with a great expo and kid's festival taking place during and after the race.

Evergreen Pumpkin Run

This is a great course! This 10 mile Sunday morning event will be held mostly inside Evergreen Cemetery. The course is beautiful, mostly covered by large oak and magnolia trees. The race has a companion 5K, which is not a Grand Prix event except for the 13 and under age group. This race has grown every year.

Mandarin Run 10K

This is one of the fastest 10K courses in the south and one of the oldest races in Jacksonville. The race will start and finish in Mandarin on a very scenic loop course. The points earned for the Grand Prix will be based on the results from the 10K only.

Subaru Distance Classic

A Thanksgiving Day tradition. Thanksgiving Day seems to be the perfect day to hold a longer event. This is a great course though mostly tree-lined streets. This event starts at Pickwick Plaza on San Jose Blvd. The race has a companion 6K, which is not a Grand Prix event except for the 13 and under age group.

Jacksonville Bank Marathon, 1/2 and 5K

The race starts at The Bolles School, winds its way through the large oak trees of Mandarin, and finishes on the Bolles track. This may not be the largest marathon around, but it is one of the best. The Marathon starts at 7:00 AM along with the 1/2 marathon and 5K. The marathon counts as double points and the 1/2 marathon as single points. The 5K doesn't count for Grand Prix points.

Vystar Gator Bowl 5K

This race is held before the Gator Bowl Parade on the parade route. Thousands of spectators make this a race not to miss!

Florida Striders Resolution 10K and 5K

One of the oldest 5Ks in the area and a brand new 10K! This USAT&F certified course has a beautiful finish down River Road next to the St. Johns River. Visit www.floridastriders.com for more information. The new 10K is what counts in the Grand Prix points!

Winter Beaches Run (10 mile)

This 10 mile event is out-and-back on the sand. The race starts and finishes at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach. The race is 5 miles out-and-back to the north and then 5 miles out and back to the south. The race has a companion 5 mile, which is not a Grand Prix event except for the 13 and under age group.

Matanzas 5K

This is one of the largest and fastest 5Ks in the area. Starts and finishes at the St. Augustine Recreation Center. If you're looking for a fast 5K time, this race is the one. The cool to cold weather makes for fast times. Visit www.acientcityrr.org for more information.

Daily's Ortega River Run (5 Mile)

This 5 mile race starts and finishes at St. Mark's Episcopal School on Ortega Blvd. This is a beautiful run over two different bridges over the Ortega River.

St. Paddy's Run 10K

This race is held on a very fast, flat course through large stately oak and magnolia trees. This will be a two loop course inside the cemetery. The race has a companion 5K, which is not a Grand Prix event except for the 13 and under age group.

Run To The Sun 8K

Race starts and finishes at the Orange Park Kennel Club on Highway 17. This is a fast and flat 5 mile race running out and back along the St. Johns River. Visit www.floridastriders.com for more information.

Memorial Day 5K

This is a fast 5K that runs a new course. The course is well shaded. There is a festival with lots of food after the race. Visit www.floridastriders.com for more information.

Run For The Pies 5K

This is truly the fastest 5K in the South. The race features two 5K races. One for elite runners and one open to all other runners. The race starts and finishes at the Jacksonville Landing. This is the final event of the Jacksonville Grand Prix.