Run for the Pies

James Weldon Johnson Park, downtown

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Championship 5K at 6:30 PM | Open 5K at 7:00 PM

About This Race

  • Jacksonville Grand Prix final event – Double Points
  • Moisture wicking tank tops to all entrants
  • Large custom designed medals to all finishers
  • Mini Moon Pies in all race goodie bags
  • Mini Moon Pie eating contest
  • Prize money in Championship 5K
  • Post-race Beerfest – FREE BEER

Top Finisher Awards – Top Finisher hats and an original size Moon Pie to all finishers in the Championship race and to male finishers who break 22 minutes and female finisher who break 26 minutes in the Open race (gun time).

Last year’s medal.



To Benefit

Funds go to support high school cross country and track programs in Duval county and the summer camp scholarship program. 1st Place Sports Running Club also provides funding for running trails in the Jacksonville area.  Currently we are helping fund the Aterro Park 3 mile running trail in the old Sunbeam Land Field in Mandarin.

Schedule of Events

6:30 PM……..Championship 5K
7:00 PM……..Open 5K
7:15 PM……..Awards Ceremony

Entry Fees

Championship 5K &Open 5K5K Children 13 & Under/Adults 65 & over
Through April 30th$35$25
May 1st - May 31st$40$30
June 1st - June 7th$45$35
Day of Race$50$50

Entry fee includes a technical tank top.

Sorry there are no refunds or race transfers!


Register Now!


» 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.

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.

Championship 5K

The Championship 5K starts at 6:30 PM on Monroe at the 1st Place Sports inflatable . 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. Running shoes will be given to each male who breaks 16:00 and to each female who breaks 18:30. You must run in the championship race to qualify for these prizes. The course is 4 loops and is ideal for spectating.

» View the 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 minute head start.

The Open 5K

The Open 5K, which starts at 7 PM 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 the same starting line as the Championship 5K. 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 Custom designed running hats  will be given out at the finish line to males under 22:00 and females under 26:00.

» View the Open 5K Course


How you can win a Top Finisher Hat

Hats will be given at the finish based on first over the finish (gun time). Men must break 22 minutes (gun time) and women must break 26:00 minutes (gun time) to qualify.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available on Thursday, June 6th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, June 7th 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

Beach Store424 S. 3rd Street, Jax Beach, FL 32250

210 Store:2220 Country Rd 210, St Johns, FL 32259

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.


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 is the final event of the 2023-2024 Jacksonville Grand Prix event. 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.