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!
|5k||5K 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!
Online registration closes early. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day.
You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our in-store computers with no processing fee.
Packets will be available on Sunday, July 2nd and 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 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 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.
- Free Beer!
- 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!