Run for the Pies

Hemming Park in the Center of Downtown Jacksonville

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Championship 5K at 7:00 PM | Open 5K at 7:30 PM

About This Race

» Jacksonville’s Block Party 5K!
» Free Beer!
» Win Prize Money!
» Large Custom Finisher Medals!
» Technical Tank Tops!
» Gigantic Give-Away! Lots of prizes by random drawing!
» Win a Pie!

To Benefit

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

Official Beer of the Run for the Pies

Schedule of Events

7:00 PM……..361 Championship
7:30 PM……..Open 5K
8:00 PM……..Block Party begins
8:30 PM……..Pie Eating Contest
8:40 PM……..Prize $$ Awards
8:50 PM……..Gigantic Giveaway
9:00 PM……..Pie Run Awards

Entry Fees

5K5K Children 13 and Under/Adults 65 and over
Through April 30th$30$20
May 1st - May 31st$35$25
June 1st - June 12th$40$30
Day of Race$45$35

Entry fee includes a technical tank top and entry into the gigantic give-away!

Sorry there are no refunds or race transfers!


Register Now!


» 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 Store:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our in-store computers! This will save you up to $3 in server and credit card fees.

361 5K Championship

The 361 Championship 5K starts at 7:00 PM on Monroe Street near the corner of Laura Street at Hemming Park. You can run in the championship race if you have run under 17:00 (men) and 20:00 (women) in a 5K within the last year. 361 running shoes will be given to each male who breaks 16:15 and to each female who breaks 19:00. You must run in the championship race to qualify for these prizes. The course is 5 loops and is ideal for spectating.

» View the 361 Championship 5K Course

ChampionShip Race Awards

Cash prizes will be given out to the top three Overall Male/Female winners as follows:

1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $100

There is an Equalizer Bonus of $100. The Championship Women will have a two and a half minute head start.

The Open 5K

The Open 5K is for all runners and walkers except those who run in the Championship race. The 5K Open course will start and finish on Monroe Street at Hemming Park. Custom designed medals will be given to all finishers, awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group (See Open Race Awards), and pies will be given out at the finish line to males under 20:00 and females under 24:00.

» View the Open 5K Course


How you can win a pie!

200 pies will be given at the finish based on the following times or until they run out. Men must break 20 minutes (gun time) and women must break 24:00 minutes (gun time) to qualify.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available on Thursday, June 11th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, June 12th from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM at the following 1st Place Sports locations. Packets will be moved to the starting line for Race Day pick up beginning two hours before the start.

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217
San Marco Store: 2018 San Marco Blvd., Jax, FL 32207
Tapestry Park Store: 9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Jax, FL 32246
Jax Beach Store: 424 S. 3rd Street, Jax Beach, FL 32250

Race Timing

The race will be timed using the Race Result Timing System. You must cross the timing mats at the finish to be included in the results.



Awards will be given 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 and over.

Post Race Celebration

The Run for the Pies is designed to be a lot of fun for everyone. Be prepared to stick around.

Gigantic Giveaway

Each year 1st Place Sports has a huge raffle. All you have to do is register to be eligible to win. Prizes include running clothes, running shoes, bags, and lots more! You must be present to win.


There are a large number of parking garages and lots, which charge for parking around Hemming Park, however on-street parking is free on weekends.

Jacksonville Grand Prix Race

This event is a race in the 2019-2020 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.