1st Place Sports Running | Vestcor 5K Bridges Run

Vestcor 5K Bridges Run

Saturday, July 20, 2013

  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Hemming Plaza

Hemming Plaza will be the place to be on this fun-filled Saturday evening. A live band will fill the air with music as you are racing in the streets. The course is entirely downtown, featuring a course over the Main and Acosta Bridges.


Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

Thru July 13th $20
July 14th - July 19th $25
Day of Race $30

Discounted Entry:

» Receive a $2 discount if you own your own Personal Timing Chip and enter your Chip number during registration.

» If you are 13 and under or 65 and over registration is $15 through July 13th



» Click Here to Register Online

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.

In person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our in-store computers, or you can mail in a completed entry form to our Race Office: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, Fl 32217.

» Click Here to Download a Registration Form

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available on Thursday, July 18th and Friday, July 19th from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM at your selected 1st Place Sports locations. All packets that are not picked up at the above locations will be moved to the Hemming Plaza for race-day pick up from 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM.

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217
San Marco Store: 2016 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

Race Timing

The race will be timed using the MyLaps Timing Chip System (chip must be worn on your shoe during the race). Your entry fee covers the cost of the chip rental. If you have your own chip, you need to enter your chip number on the entry form, and deduct $2.00 from the entry fee. You must cross the timing mats to be included in the results. Do not wear your personal chip if you sign up on raceday!


Awards will be presented to the top three men and women overall and to the top masters male and females. Age group awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each of the following male and female age groups: 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+

Directions to the Race Site

Hemming Plaza is located downtown at the intersection of Laura and Monroe Streets, four blocks north of the Jacksonville Landing and one block west of Main Street.

Post Race Celebration

Of course this is more than just a race, it's also a celebration of the revitalization of downtown. The celebration will be in Hemming Plaza and will feature live music, free beer, lots of food, and other refreshments. It's all free and will be lots of fun for the whole family!


The start and finish of the race will be on Duval Street in front of City Hall. The race will start heading west, turn left on Julia Street, east on W. Adams Street, right on Market St., west on W. Forsyth St., left on Laura St. North and then do a loop over the Main Street and Acosta Bridges (see map). All turns and miles will be marked. Digital clocks will be located at each mile. An on-course water station will be located on Mary Street. Water will also be available at the start/finish. Medical aid will be located in the park near the start/finish.

Vestcor Course Map

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» Directions

» Post race Celebration

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