Paw Prints in the Sand 5K

Jacksonville Beach
Seawalk Pavilion, 1st Street North, Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States

Saturday, March 24, 2018

5K at 10:00 AM | 1 Mile at 11:00 AM

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About this Race

Lace up your shoes, leash up your dog and join us for the 2018 Paw Prints in the sand Beach Run & Festival!

The Paw Prints in the sand Beach Run & Festival is a unique event that participants can enjoy, with or without their dog, on the beautiful beach of Jacksonville Beach.

The Paw Prints in the sand event includes a 5K run/walk, 1-mile fun run/walk, and festival with sponsor & vendor booths, live music, food trucks, contests, dog demos, dogs available for adoption, activities for kids, massages, raffle prizes and a silent auction.

All 5K and 1-mile race registrants will receive a souvenir tech t-shirt and race packet filled with goodies for people and pups; the top 5K race finishers will be awarded hand-made ceramic dog bowls. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit nonprofit St. Francis Animal Hospital to provide medical care to family pets in need.

St. Francis Animal Hospital is a not-for-profit animal hospital providing affordable veterinary care to all owned pets in the surrounding Jacksonville area. For more information about St. Francis Animal Hospital, visit

Want to make a tax-deductible donation to help pets in need of medical care? Visit

Entry Fees

5K Adults5K Kids 13 and under1 Mile
Through December 31st$30$15Free
January 1st - February 28th$35$15Free
March 1st - March 23rd$40$20$15
Day of Race$45$20$15

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds or transfers!


Register Now!

Online Registration:

» Click Here to Register Online

In person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our instore computers.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports store on Friday, March 23rd from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. All packets will be moved to the race site for raceday pick up beginning an hour before the race.

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32217

Beach Store: 424 S. 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

San Marco Store: 2018 San Marco Blvd., FL 32207


Awards will be presented to the top three men and women overall, first master’s male and female overall, and the top three in each of the following male and female age groups: 10 & 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+.

Custom finisher medals to all 5K participants!

Post Race Celebration

There will be dog activities, police dog demonstrations, dog musical chairs, kid events, and food trucks!

The St. Francis Animal Hospital Mission

Affordable and reliable veterinary care is important for you and your pet. St. Francis Animal Hospital, founded in 2003, strives to make healthcare accessible to all owned pets. We work diligently to treat every patient with quality, comprehensive care – and to protect the special bond that exists between you and your animal.

Our intense desire to provide a wide range of services, at prices you can afford, is the driving force behind our office. We treat dogs and cats, and always welcome new patients with open arms. We offer full-service veterinary care at a lower-cost.