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50 YEARS+ AND STILL RUNNING!
The first Summer Beach Run was held in 1965 when the Beatles were taking the US by storm. Long hair with long sideburns was the rage, and we had not yet put a man on the moon. The first event consisted of 25 to 30 runners who were taken by truck to the starting line at Hannah Park. There were only men running the race that year. Most were high school cross country runners getting ready for the season. The race is those days was a straight shot down the beach to the Jacksonville Beach Lifeguard Station. The Seawalk Pavilion would not be built for another 40 years. Last year over 1,500 runners and walkers celebrated the 51st running of the event. Join us on August 20th for the oldest running event in Florida. The Tijuana Flats Summer Beach Run event consists of a 5 mile and 1 mile run on the firmly packed sand at Jacksonville Beach. After the conclusion of the run, a huge post-race celebration will be held featuring a live band, free beer, and tacos from Tijuana Flats.
|5 Mile||1 Mile|
|Through July 31st||$25||$12|
|August 1st - August 25th||$30||$12|
Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!
» JTC Running members receive $2.00 off through August 19th!
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.
Each participant will receive a Summer Beach Run tank top!
Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports locations on Thursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. All packets will be moved to the Jacksonville Seawalk Pavilion for raceday pick up starting at 4:30 PM.
|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|
1 Mile Fun Run
One Mile Fun run starts at 6:05 PM at 5 mile starting line. The race is out 1/2 mile and then back to the finish at the start area. Medals will be given to all children in this event.
Cash awards of $150, $100 & $50 will be paid to the top three men and women overall.
Beach towels will be given to the top five men and women overall, the top three masters male and female finishers, and to the top three finishers in each of the following men’s and women’s 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 & over.
All 5 mile finishers will receive a large custom designed medal. One mile fun run finishers will receive a fun run medal.
Arrive early to avoid parking problems. There is a large parking lot between the Seawalk Pavilion and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Once this lot is full, you will have to look for parking spots farther from the starting area. The later you arrive, the farther away you will have to park.
Towing in the Wachovia Bank Parking lot is being enforced even though the bank is closed.
JTA has the Beaches Trolley that runs up and down 3rd Street between the South Beach Parkway Shopping Center and the Atlantic Village Shopping Center. Ride cost: $1 each way. On Saturday during the summer, it runs until 2 a.m. and hits numerous stops about 20 minutes apart. So you’ll have lots of party time after the SBR Party is over!!
As always, the streets are a free for all; park responsibly and don’t get towed!!
The 5 mile and one mile course is out-and-back on the beach. Both races will start heading south. Digital clocks will be located at each mile. The turn-around point will be clearly marked with signs and cones. Water stations will be located at each mile. The race will be held near low tide to ensure adequate beach for all runners.
If you’d like to volunteer for this event, click here!
POST RACE CELEBRATION WITH TIJUANA FLATS
We would like to once again, welcome Tijuana Flats as the title sponsor of the Summer Beach Run. Tijuana Flats will be providing free food to all participants and beer to all legal age participants at the Seawalk Pavilion right after the race. The Rick Arcusa Band will be the featured band! Stick around after the race and enjoy the evening. The awards ceremony will start at 7:45 PM. Prize money will be awarded to the overall winners, plus beach towels will be given to age group winners.
|Year||Male Winner||Time||Female Winner||Time|
|1968||Ken Misner||26:17.5||Glena Mackey||44:18:00|
|1969||Ken Misner||23:26.9||Mary Harden||49:00:00|
|1970||Ken Misner||25:54.5||Kathy Ford||43:43:00|
|1971||Jack Bachelor||25:30:00||Jacquelin Priestley||37:53:00|
|1972||Bill Blewett||27:41.9||Margaret Tolbert||36:39:00|
|1973||Ken Misner||24:17:00||Emily Cade||?|
|1974||Dennis Skelton||24:54:00||Janis Gage||34:53:00|
|1975||Barry Brown||26:18:00||Pam peterson||41:00:00|
|1976||Tim Simpkins||26:33:00||Janis Gage||31:58:00|
|1977||Ken Misner||24:07:00||Janis Gage||30:24:00|
|1978||Wally Rodriguez||25:33:00||Laura Ledbetter||31:44:00|
|1979||Mike Wachholz||26:35:00||Darien Andrea||32:39:00|
|1980||Mabry McCray||25:39:00||Darien Andrea||30:54:00|
|1981||John Rogerson||23:59||Laura Ledbetter||29:50:00|
|1982||Benji Durden||24:09:00||Laura Ledbetter||28:49:00|
|1983||Mabry McCray||24:34:00||Jane Millspaugh||30:32:00|
|1984||Dennis Stark||24:58:00||Donna Combs||30:46:00|
|1985||Mike Wachholz||23:52||Lanier Drew||28:33:00|
|1986||Dean Matthews||25:27:00||Lanier Drew||30:39:00|
|1987||Peter Gamble||25:41:00||Betsy Veronee||30:34:00|
|1988||Ron Borsheim||27:19:00||Kelly LaDuke||30:11:00|
|1989||Declan Doyle||26:01:00||Lisa Emery||29:47:00|
|1990||Mark Kathman||26:42:00||Lisa Emery||31:37:00|
|1991||Earl Stoner||24:46:00||Monica O’Reilly||28:31:00|
|1992||Earl Stoner||25:20:00||Wendy Frazier||29:13:00|
|1993||Mark VanAlstyne||26:38:00||Beth Michael||30:53:00|
|1994||Jon Dennis||25:54:00||Patty VanAlstyne||30:22:00|
|1995||Rick Patterson||26:01:00||Sylvia Fisher||31:43:00|
|1996||Rick Patterson||26:25:00||Kimberly Bruce||29:52:00|
|1997||Randy Hollinger||25:45:00||Cathy Vasto||28:53:00|
|1998||Mark VanAlstyne||26:12:00||Kim Pawelek||29:33:00|
|1999||Said Diri||28:33:00||Donna Garcia||30:13:00|
|2000||Brian Fleischmann||27:48:00||Kim Pawelek||29:25:00|
|2001||Lee Yaracs||26:34:00||Kim Pawelek||29:13:00|
|2002||Owen Shott||29:04:00||Kim Pawelek||30:26:00|
|2003||Zeph Joseph||25:52:00||Kim Pawelek||29:28:00|
|2004||Jerry Reckart||26:39:00||Garin Glenn||30:27:00|
|2005||Josh Johnson||28:06:00||Michelle Krueger||32:47:00|
|2006||Owen Shott||27:55:00||Kim Pawelek||31:31:00|
|2007||Justin Jacobs||27:50:00||Kim Pawelek||30:17:00|
|2008||Justin Jacobs||28:04:00||Sopagna Eap||30:31:00|
|2009||Justin Jacobs||27:12:00||Kim Pawelek||30:06:00|
|2010||Chris Mutai||27:17:00||Lindsay Sundell||28:59:00|
|2011||Rich Tremain||29:21:00||Liubov Denisova||30:30:00|
|2012||Fabian Manzano||29:45:00||Kim Pawelek Brantly||32:34:00|
|2013||Stephen Pifer||27:17:00||Kim Pawelek Brantly||30:30:00|
|2014||Jeremy Criscione||26:57:00||Svenja Meyer||31:23:00|
|2015||Chris Mutai||26:33:00||Audrey Maheu||30:26:00|
|2016||Matthew De Villers||27:16:00||Kim Pawelek Brantly||31:30:00|