RunJax Labor Day 5K

1st Place Sports, 3931 Baymeadows Road

Monday, September 6, 2021

5K Run waves start at 7:00 AM

About this Race

Due to the current Covid crisis race entries will be limited and social distancing guidelines will be in place.  We also have a Virtual option if  you do not want to attend.

Race is limited to the first 500 to sign up and will be run in Waves!

There will be five waves of 100 people starting every two minutes beginning at 7 AM.  See wave information below.

The RunJax 5K Run will be using the following Social Distancing Guidelines.

  1. No day of race registration.
  2. Day of race packet pickup will be limited. Please adhere to the 6 foot spacing guideline and wear a mask when picking up your packet.  We encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day.
  3. Please wear a mask when you can not adhere to the 6 foot spacing guideline.  We encourage everyone to wear a mask until you have started the run/walk.
  4. Race will be started in waves of 100 people.  You must choose your starting wave during registration. Potential award winners should try to run in the early starting waves.
  5. Once you have finished the race please respect the 6 foot social distancing spacing and wear a face covering.
  6. The race will not have an awards ceremony or post-race celebration.  Awards may be picked up at awards tent on race day or a 1st Place Sports, Baymeadows the day after the race.
  7. Bring you own water if you need it on the course. We will have water in bottles at the start and finish, but will not have a water station on the course.  If you take a water bottle with you, be sure to hold on to it until you finish the race or drop off in trash cans at designated drop location.
  8. Hand sanitizers and masks will be available at the Sanitation tent near the start/finish.
  9. If you feel ill or have a fever, do not come to packet pickup or to the race.
  10. To maximize social distance we recommend that you not arrive at the race more than 30 minutes prior to your start time.

To Benefit

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


Virtual Option

Run the race virtually!  You can select to participate virtually by checking that option during registration.  Once registered, just run the distance and send us your time for the 5K.  Each virtual participant who completes the 5K distanced submits their time will receive an official RunJax moisture wicking shirt and finisher medal.  Just let us know where you would like to pick up your items.

Jacksonville Grand Prix Race

This event is a race on the 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.

Race Features

  • Social Distancing Guidelines will be in place
  • Finisher Medals
  • No Post-Race Celebration
  • Technical Shirts to all Participants
  • Age Group awards
  • Prize money $150, $100 and $50 to the top three men and women overall.

Entry Fees

Through August 29th$30
August 30th - September 6th$35

Wave start

This event will feature wave starts with 100 people in each wave starting every two minutes.  The starting line will have 50 designated starting spots marked by orange discs.  Please line up at the disc.  There will be 10 rows of 5 cones. We will be starting 5 people every 5 seconds. As soon as the row in front of you moves up, please move to the open row in front of you.

  1. Starting line is on San Jose Park Road behind 1st Place Sports
  2. Park off Baymeadows Road
  3. You will need to select your wave during registration.
  4. Use layout below to find your wave staging area.
  5. You must wear a mask until you start the run/walk.
  6. Masks are required once you finish.
  7. Please try not to gather in large groups and adhere to social distancing guidelines.




You will receive race instructions the week of the event. These will include your assigned race bib number and your selected pickup location where you will need to pick up your race packet.  The email will also contain updated information for the event including parking instructions. Be sure that our 1st Place Sports emails are not going to your junk folder to ensure that you receive this important email.

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. We will not have day of race registration.

In person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our in-store computers.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available on Friday, September 4th (10 AM until 6 PM and Saturday, September 5th (10 AM until 5 PM)  at your selected 1st Place Sports location.

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


Awards may be picked up at the awards tent on race day and at our Baymeadows location on Tuesday, September 8th.

Finisher Medals
All participants will recieve custom finisher medals.

Age Group Awards
Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in age groups from 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!