Celebration Run 5K

3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32217
3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL, United States

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

5K at 7:30 AM | 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:30 AM

Race Results

This race has ended. Check back soon for race results. 2017

About This Race

The Celebration 5K is an early morning run/walk that is a great way to start off the holiday and show your American Pride! 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!

Entry Fees

5k5K Military (Must show ID at packet pickup)1 Mile
Through June 17th$25$20$10
June 18th - July 3rd$30$25$10
Day of Race$35$30$10

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

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» Click Here to Register Online

Online registration closes early. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day.

In person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our in-store computers with no processing fee.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available on Saturday, July 1st through Monday, July 3rd during store hours at the following 1st Place Sports locations. Packets will be moved to the starting line beginning at 6:30 AM on race day.

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


Finisher Medals

Finisher medals to all finishers in the 5K and Fun Run finisher medallions to all 1 Mile Fun Run finishers!

Age Group Awards

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.

Prize Money

Prize money will be awarded to the top overall finishers:

First Overall Male/Female: $200
Second Place Overall Male/Female: $100
Third Place Overall Male/Female: $50


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.

1 Mile Fun Run

The 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:30 AM from the finish line, which is located behind the 1st Place Sports store. All finishers will receive a medal. Cotton shirts will be given to all mile participants at packet pickup.

Post Race Celebration

After the 5K and fun run, join us for a celebration in front of 1st Place Sports.

  • Watermelon Festival!
  • Watermelon Eating Contest!
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest!
  • Most Patriotic Costume Contest!
  • Drawings for Prizes!
  • Huge Store Sale!
  • Free Food and Drinks!


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!