Run for the Pies

James Weldon Johnson Park in the Center of Downtown Jacksonville

Saturday, June 4, 2022

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

About This Race

» Prize Money!
» Large Custom Finisher Medals!
» Technical Tank Tops!
» Win a Pie!

Finisher Medals: Medals will have 2020 on them as that race was cancelled. The ribbons will have 2021.

To Benefit

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

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.

Schedule of Events

7:00 PM……..Championship 5K
7:30 PM – 7:38 PM……..Open 5K Waves
8:15 PM……..Pick up awards at awards tent

We will not have a post-race celebration for this event.


7:30 – Blue Wave – Award winners should start in this wave and anyone under 8 minutes per mile
7:32 – Red Wave – pace between 8 and 9:30 minute miles
7:34 – Green Wave – pace between 9:30 to 11 minute miles
7:36 – Orange Wave – pace between 11 and 13 minute miles
7:38 – Yellow Wave – pace over 13 minute miles
All walkers should start in the last wave.

Entry Fees

Championship 5K, Open 5K & Virtual 5K5K Children 13 and Under/Adults 65 and over
Through April 30th$35$20
May 1st - May 31st$40$25
June 1st - June 11th$45$30
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. By signing up late, you are not guaranteed a shirt at packet pickup 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.

Virtual Option:

If you are unable to attend in person, you can run the race virtually.

» Click here to sign up to run virtually

Championship 5K

The 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. 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 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!

Apple pies will be given at the finish based on the following times. 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 10th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, June 11th 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
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.

Post Race Celebration

We will not have a post-race celebration this year.

Gigantic Giveaway

The Gigantic Giveaway will not be held this year.


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 the final event of the 2020-2021 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.