Celebration 5K

1st Place Sports, 3931 Baymeadows Road

Sunday, July 4, 2021

5K at 7:30 AM | 1 Mile at 8:30 AM

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About this Race

About this Race

This is the first race of the 2021-2022 Grand Prix season

See Jacksonville Grand Prix details below.

The Celebration Run is a wonderful way for the entire family to start the holiday.  This run features moisture wicking shirts to all participants, custom designed medals to all 5K finishers and 1st Place Sports fun run medals to all mile finishers.  After the race, stick around and enjoy the watermelon festival.  There will be loads of watermelon to eat and drawings for prizes. Post-race food will also include bananas, bagels and popsicles.  Prize money to top finishers and three deep age-group awards for each 5 year category.


Social Distancing Guidelines

We will follow CDC guidelines that are in place at the time of the event. Please be aware that the pandemic is not over even though the conditions have greatly improved. We would strongly recommend wearing a mask if you feel uncomfortable being in large groups of people where you can not maintain social distancing.

To Benefit

Funds go to support high school cross country and track programs in Duval county and the summer camp scholarship program.

Carry An American Flag during the Race

Show your support for our country and military by carrying either a large or small flag during the race.  We will supply the flags at the starting line.  You can check the flag carrying box during registration to reserve a flag.

Entry Fees

5K1 Mile5K - 13 and Under and 65 and over
Through June 1st$30$10$25
June 1st - June 22nd$30$10$30
June 23rd -July 3rd $35$10$30
Day of Race$40$10$30

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds, deferrals, or transfers!

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Online Registration:

» Click Here to Register Online

Online registration closes early. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day. By signing up late, you are not guaranteed a shirt at packet pickup or on race day.

In person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our instore computers and save on server and processing fees.

Mass Start

We will be starting in one wave.  You should line up based on the pace you plan to run.  Pace flags will be placed along the starting line. Please line up behind the flag that has the pace you plan to average for the entire distance.

Finishing the Race

The finish will be behind 1st Place Sports on  San Jose Park Drive.  The one mile fun run will start from the 5K finish at 8:30 AM. The one mile will also finish at the 5K finish.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at the 1st Place Sports you selected during registration on Friday, July 2nd from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday, July 3rd from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All unclaimed packets will be available at the race site for raceday pick up beginning an hour before the race.

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32217  (904) 731-3676

Tapestry Park: 9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32246 (904) 260-9991

San Marco: 2018 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904) 399-8800

Jax Beach: 424 South Third Street, Jax Beach, FL 32250 (904) 270-2221

St Johns County: 2220 CR 210, St Johns, FL 32259 (904) 484-7641


Prize money  will be presented to the top three men and women overall ($200, $100, $50), first master’s male and female overall ($50), and award plaques and a watermelon will be given to 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+.

Finisher Medals: All participants in the 5K will receive a custom designed medal and 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a 1st Place Sports fun run finisher medal!


Parking is available in various lots surrounding 1st Place Sports.


The Celebration 5K is a USATF certified 5K course. The course is very flat, has only a few turns, and has lots of shade in the last half of the route.

View the route

Watermelon Festival

After you finish the race stick around for the Watermelon Festival featuring lots of watermelon for everyone to eat, electrolyte popsicles, and other refreshments.  Each overall and age-group winner will receive a watermelon in addition to their regular award.


1st Place Sports would love to have your company or organization as a sponsor of this or one of our other events during the year.  We can tailor a sponsorship to meet your promotional needs.

For more information, contact events@1stplacesports.com

Jacksonville Grand Prix Race

This event is the first race of the 2021-2022 Jacksonville Grand Prix schedule. Runners who finish in the top ten of their age group will receive points to be counted in the overall series. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded at the end of the series. For more information about the Grand Prix, click here.

Email Communication

All communications including event promotions, bib number assignment, results problems, and runner instructions are done by email from 1st Place Sports. If you sign up for an event and do not receive an email from 1st Place Sports and want to receive them, please make sure that 1st Place Sports emails are not going to your junk mail.

Course Restrictions

Bikes and dogs are not allowed on the course under any circumstance. Biking next to a runner could lead to the runner being disqualified.