About this Race
RUNNING THROUGH HISTORY
Come and celebrate the historic community of Penney Farms by joining your fellow runners at the start-line for the 5th Annual Penney Farms Historic 5K Run. Race along the tree-lined residential streets of the J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway loop and visualize the fields and dairy herds that grazed there. In the 1920’s, it is said that a hundred men with their mules tilled the fields of Penney – Gwinn Farm.
Those who participated in the last three years enjoyed a well organized run, beautiful weather, good fun and great prizes. Plan to join us this year for this competitive event and routed through picturesque Penney Farms.
Once again, the Florida vs. Georgia game is scheduled for that weekend, so runners from out of town might want to stay over and make this an overnight trip or even a weekend visit to take in the game, attend a game watching party or discover new places to see in Clay County. Mention at check-in that you race the Penney Farms 5K.
PRESERVING THE PAST
Proceeds from the race will support the efforts of the J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway volunteers to protect, preserve and enhance the scenic, historic and cultural resources on the tree-lined scenic highway corridor and loop while promoting tourist activities and encouraging economic development that benefits the community and embraces our goals to preserve as much history as possible for future generations.
|5K||1 Mile Fun Run|
|Through October 20th||$20||$10|
|October 21st through October 26th||$25||$15|
Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!
Online registration closes the day prior to the beginning of packet pickup. 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.
Packets will be available on Friday, October 26th at your selected 1st Place Sports location (either Baymeadows Store or Orange Park Store). Packets will be moved to the starting line beginning at 7:30 AM on Race day.
|Baymeadows Store:||3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217|
|Orange Park Store:||2186 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073|
Awards will be given to the top three overall men and women and the first place Masters male and female. Age group awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in the following age divisions: 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 and 80+
Post Race Celebration
After the race enjoy free food and music in the park while awaiting the award presentations. Refreshments will include a variety of home-baked items, fruit and drinks. Win great door prizes and meet a surprise celebrity. Stay as long as you wish and wander our interesting little town. Check out the French-Norman architecture, the historic church and our fabulous model train club. Go visit and get a chance to run the trains!
Results will be posted after the race at the race site and online under the Currents Results tab.
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