Jacksonville Grand Prix Races
July | Baymeadows Road and San Jose Blvd.
The Celebration Run will be the first race of the 2015-2016 season. This 5K is held early on the 4th of July and is a great way to kick of the Grand Prix and your July 4th Celebration.
August | Various Locations
The Tour de Pain is one of the most unique races in Jacksonville. This event features three races in 24 hours. The is a four mile beach run, 5K road race and the one mile sizzler. The points earned for the Grand Prix will be based on the results from all three races in the series.
August | Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion
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.
September | Baymeadows Road and San Jose Blvd.
The RunJax Labor Day Run is one of the newer races on the Grand Prix schedule. This event features technical shirts and finisher medals, plus a holiday post-race festival. There is also a one mile event for the kids.
October | Evergreen Cemetery
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.
November | Mandarin
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.
November | Mandarin
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.
January | Downtown Jacksonville
The VyStar 5K Run is an official event of the Gator Bowl Associations TaxSlayer Bowl. The event is held on New Year’s Day before the parade.
January | The Bolles School
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.
January | Orange Park Kennel Club
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!
January | St. Augustine
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.
January | Jacksonville Beach
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.
February | Ortega
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.
March | EverGreen Cemetery
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.
March | The Jacksonville Landing
This event is the longest race of the second half of the Grand Prix, so you get double points for running the Half Marathon! Single points will be awarded in the 5K.
June | Jacksonville Landing
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.