1st Place Sports Running | Jacksonville Grand Prix Races

Proposed Schedule of Races

Tour de Pain (3 Races in 24 Hours)

August 9th & 10th, 2013 » Various Locations

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

Tijana Flats Summer Beach Run

August 24, 2013 » 7:00 PM » Jax 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 Flatss. This is a Jacksonville Track Club event.

The Great Candy Run Presented by Lender Processing Services and Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group

September 28, 2013 » 8:30 AM » Atlantic Beach

This is a flat and fast 5k course which runs run through Atlantic Beach with the Start/Finish Line on Sailfish Drive East 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

October 27, 2013 » 8:00 AM » 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.

Native Sun Mandarin Run 10K

November 9, 2013 » 8:00 AM » Mandarin

This is one of the fastest 10K courses in the south and one of the oldest races in Jacksonville. 550 runners finished last year. The race will start and finish at Mandarin Park 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

November 28, 2013 » 7:00 AM » Pickwick Plaza

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. 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

December 29, 2013 » 7:00 AM » 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.

Vystar Gator Bowl 5K

December 31, 2013 » 10:00 AM » Jacksonville Landing

This race is held before the Gator Bowl Parade on the parade route. Thousands of spectators make this a race not to miss! A big New Year's celebration at the Jacksonville Landing with live bands, and free food and beer.

Florida Striders Resolution 10K and 5K

January 11, 2014 » 8:00 AM » 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!

Winter Beaches Run (10 mile)

January 18, 2014 » 3:00 PM » Jax 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.

Matanzas 5K

January 25, 2014 » 9:00 AM » 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.

Daily's Ortega River Run (5 Mile)

March 1, 2014 » 9:00 AM » Ortega Blvd.

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 Day 10K

March 23, 2014 » 8:00 AM » 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 except for the 13 and under age group.

Run To The Sun 8K

April 12, 2014 » 8:00 AM » Orange Park Kennel Club

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.

Never Quit Never 5K

May, 2014 » 8:00 AM » Seawalk Pavilion

The race features an out and back 5K race on the beach. The race starts and finishes in front of Quality Suites.

Memorial Day 5K

May 26, 2014 » 8:00 AM » Orange Park

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

June, 2014 » 8:00 PM » 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.