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» Live band
» Free beer
56 YEARS AND STILL RUNNING!
JTC Running is pleased to present the 56th running of the Summer Beach Run. The first Summer Beach Run was held in 1965 when the Beatles were taking the US by storm. Long hair with long sideburns was the rage, and we had not yet put a man on the moon. The first event consisted of 25 to 30 runners who were taken by truck to the starting line at Hannah Park. There were only men running the race that year. Most were high school cross country runners getting ready for the season. The race in those days was a straight shot down the beach to the Jacksonville Beach Lifeguard Station. The Seawalk Pavilion would not be built for another 40 years. In 2019 over 1,500 runners and walkers celebrated the 55th running of the event. The Summer Beach Run was not held in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.
New Seawalk water fountain donated by JTC RUNNING will be available before and after the race!
About JTC Running
JTC RUNNING, North Florida’s premier track club, has been “Running Jacksonville since 1975! As the host organization of the Summer and Winter Beach Runs and the Gate River Run, JTC Running is dedicated to promoting health and fitness through running and walking.
For more information about the JTC please click HERE or see information below.
Social Distancing Guidelines
Currently we are planning to have a normal race as we did in 2019. This could change depending on the Covid pandemic situation at the time of the event. If the situation merits the following social distancing guidelines may be in place.
- Race will be run in waves of based on pace
- 6-foot spacing guidelines will be enforced.
- Masks required at packet pickup and around start and finish areas.
- Masks required at post-race celebration and awards area.
- Awards ceremony not held, but awards may be picked up at awards tent on race day or at 1st Place Sports, Baymeadows the day after the race.
- Bring you own water if you want to be as safe as possible. We will have water in bottles at the start and finish. Water in cups will be available at the half-way point on the course.
- Hand sanitizers and masks will be available at the Sanitation Tent near the start/finish.
- Post race celebration with food, drink and live band would not be held.
- If you feel ill or have a fever, do not come to packet pickup or to the race.
|5 Mile||1 Mile|
|Through July 31st||$30||$12|
|August 1st - August 27th||$35||$12|
Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!
» JTC Running members receive $2.00 off through July 31st!
RACE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU.
Online registration closes early. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day.
You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our in-store computers with no processing fee.
Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports locations on Thursday, August 26th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, August 27th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All packets will be moved to the Jacksonville Seawalk Pavilion for raceday pick up starting at 4:30 PM.
|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 CR 210 West, St. Johns, FL 32259|
1 Mile Fun Run
One Mile Fun run starts at 6:05 PM at 5 mile starting line. The race is out 1/2 mile and then back to the finish at the start area. Medals will be given to all children in this event.
Cash awards of $150, $100 & $50 will be paid to the top three men and women overall.
Beach towels will be given to the top five men and women overall, the top three masters male and female finishers, and to the top three finishers in each of the following men’s and women’s divisions: 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 and 80 & over.
All 5 mile finishers will receive a large custom designed finisher medal. One mile fun run finishers will receive a fun run medal.
Arrive early to avoid parking problems. There is a large parking lot between the Seawalk Pavilion and Carrabba’s Italian Grill, but they charge to park. Once this lot is full, you will have to look for parking spots farther from the starting area. The later you arrive, the farther away you will have to park.
Towing in the Wachovia Bank Parking lot is being enforced even though the bank is closed.
JTA has the Beaches Trolley that runs up and down 3rd Street between the South Beach Parkway Shopping Center and the Atlantic Village Shopping Center. Ride cost: $1 each way. On Saturday during the summer, it runs until 2 a.m. and hits numerous stops about 20 minutes apart. So you’ll have lots of party time after the SBR Party is over!!
As always, the streets are a free for all; park responsibly and don’t get towed!!
The 5 mile and one mile course is out-and-back on the beach. Both races will start heading south. Digital clocks will be located at each mile. The turn-around point will be clearly marked with signs and cones. Water stations will be located at each mile. The race will be held near low tide to ensure adequate beach for all runners.
Tijuana Flats Post Race Celebration
We would like to once again, welcome Tijuana Flats as the title sponsor of the Summer Beach Run. Tijuana Flats will be providing free food to all participants and beer to all legal age participants at the Seawalk Pavilion right after the race. The Hard to Handle Band will be featured! Stick around after the race and enjoy the evening. The awards ceremony will start at 8:00 PM. Prize money will be awarded to the overall winners, plus beach towels will be given to age group winners.
Jacksonville Grand Prix
This event is a race in 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.
|Year||Male Winner||Time||Female Winner||Time|
|1968||Ken Misner||26:17.5||Glena Mackey||44:18:00|
|1969||Ken Misner||23:26.9||Mary Harden||49:00:00|
|1970||Ken Misner||25:54.5||Kathy Ford||43:43:00|
|1971||Jack Bachelor||25:30:00||Jacquelin Priestley||37:53:00|
|1972||Bill Blewett||27:41.9||Margaret Tolbert||36:39:00|
|1973||Ken Misner||24:17:00||Emily Cade||?|
|1974||Dennis Skelton||24:54:00||Janis Gage||34:53:00|
|1975||Barry Brown||26:18:00||Pam peterson||41:00:00|
|1976||Tim Simpkins||26:33:00||Janis Gage||31:58:00|
|1977||Ken Misner||24:07:00||Janis Gage||30:24:00|
|1978||Wally Rodriguez||25:33:00||Laura Ledbetter||31:44:00|
|1979||Mike Wachholz||26:35:00||Darien Andrea||32:39:00|
|1980||Mabry McCray||25:39:00||Darien Andrea||30:54:00|
|1981||John Rogerson||23:59||Laura Ledbetter||29:50:00|
|1982||Benji Durden||24:09:00||Laura Ledbetter||28:49:00|
|1983||Mabry McCray||24:34:00||Jane Millspaugh||30:32:00|
|1984||Dennis Stark||24:58:00||Donna Combs||30:46:00|
|1985||Mike Wachholz||23:52||Lanier Drew||28:33:00|
|1986||Dean Matthews||25:27:00||Lanier Drew||30:39:00|
|1987||Peter Gamble||25:41:00||Betsy Veronee||30:34:00|
|1988||Ron Borsheim||27:19:00||Kelly LaDuke||30:11:00|
|1989||Declan Doyle||26:01:00||Lisa Emery||29:47:00|
|1990||Mark Kathman||26:42:00||Lisa Emery||31:37:00|
|1991||Earl Stoner||24:46:00||Monica O’Reilly||28:31:00|
|1992||Earl Stoner||25:20:00||Wendy Frazier||29:13:00|
|1993||Mark VanAlstyne||26:38:00||Beth Michael||30:53:00|
|1994||Jon Dennis||25:54:00||Patty VanAlstyne||30:22:00|
|1995||Rick Patterson||26:01:00||Sylvia Fisher||31:43:00|
|1996||Rick Patterson||26:25:00||Kimberly Bruce||29:52:00|
|1997||Randy Hollinger||25:45:00||Cathy Vasto||28:53:00|
|1998||Mark VanAlstyne||26:12:00||Kim Pawelek||29:33:00|
|1999||Said Diri||28:33:00||Donna Garcia||30:13:00|
|2000||Brian Fleischmann||27:48:00||Kim Pawelek||29:25:00|
|2001||Lee Yaracs||26:34:00||Kim Pawelek||29:13:00|
|2002||Owen Shott||29:04:00||Kim Pawelek||30:26:00|
|2003||Zeph Joseph||25:52:00||Kim Pawelek||29:28:00|
|2004||Jerry Reckart||26:39:00||Garin Glenn||30:27:00|
|2005||Josh Johnson||28:06:00||Michelle Krueger||32:47:00|
|2006||Owen Shott||27:55:00||Kim Pawelek||31:31:00|
|2007||Justin Jacobs||27:50:00||Kim Pawelek||30:17:00|
|2008||Justin Jacobs||28:04:00||Sopagna Eap||30:31:00|
|2009||Justin Jacobs||27:12:00||Kim Pawelek||30:06:00|
|2010||Chris Mutai||27:17:00||Lindsay Sundell||28:59:00|
|2011||Rich Tremain||29:21:00||Liubov Denisova||30:30:00|
|2012||Fabian Manzano||29:45:00||Kim Pawelek Brantly||32:34:00|
|2013||Stephen Pifer||27:17:00||Kim Pawelek Brantly||30:30:00|
|2014||Jeremy Criscione||26:57:00||Svenja Meyer||31:23:00|
|2015||Chris Mutai||26:33:00||Audrey Maheu||30:26:00|
|2016||Matthew De Villers||27:16:00||Kim Pawelek Brantly||31:30:00|
|2017||Chris Mutai||27:17:00||Lauren Scott||31:19:00|
|2018||Justin King||29:00:00||Val Kline||34:15:00|
|2019||Chris McCaffrey||27:25:00||Val Kline||33:38:00|
JTC RUNNING members are part of an organization that gives back to the community, having donated nearly $400,000 to local charities and leading the way in the development of the Emerald Trail, as well as continually working to improve safety for Jacksonville runners, bikers and walkers. Watch our video.
Hundreds of runners and walkers love JTC Running and so will you! Memberships range from just $20/year for an individual and $25 for a family of up to 10 members. It’s easy to join, just click this link:
Benefit of being a member:
- Discounted entry fees at Club races including Tijuana Flats Summer Beach Run, Gate River Run, Winter Beach Run, Guana Trail Races & Last Gasp
- Admission to the highly coveted Members Only VIP Hospitality Tent at Gate River Run
- Bi-monthly informative and entertaining newsletter
- Low cost training classes led by experienced coaches for major races & exclusive classes and clinics
- 10% discount at all 1st Place Sports stores
- Local training runs & track workouts
- Social events to connect with other Club members