5K/8K Superhero Run

156 Kingsley Avenue

Saturday, February 15, 2025

8K and 5K 8:30 AM | 1 Mile Fun Run 8:00 AM

Superheroes are taking over River Road

Who’s YOUR superhero…a doctor, a nurse, a teacher,  a local police officer, a military veteran, a cancer survivor?  We all have at least one favorite hero, so grab your cape and come run with us!  We’ll run on River Road, with a gorgeous view of the St. Johns River, on a certified 5K and 8K course.

The 5K/8K Superhero Run is the perfect race for serious runners looking to improve times (a great training run for the Gate River Run) and for runners looking for a FUN event with live music, plenty of hero costumes, and a lively runner’s village.  Superhero shirts will be given to all participants, and custom designed finisher medals will be presented to all 5K/8K finishers at the finish line.  Age group and overall awards will be presented to 8K finishers.  

Entry Fees

8K & 5K1 Mile
Through January 31st$30$12
February 1st - February 23rd$35$12
Race Day - February 24th$40$15

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds or transfers!

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Online registration closes the day prior to the beginning of packet pickup or when the race has filled to its limit. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day.

In person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our instore computers.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at Grace Episcopal Day School on Thursday, February 22nd and Friday, February 23rd from 8 AM – 6 PM and at the 1st Place Sports Baymeadows location on Friday, February 23rd from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All remaining packets will be moved to the race site for raceday pick up beginning an hour before the race.

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217
Grace Episcopal Day School 156 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073


8k and 5k finishers will receive a finisher medal. For the 8K, awards ceremony will be held after the race.  Awards categories: Top three men and women overall, first master’s male and female overall, and the top three in each of the following male and female age groups: 10 & 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+. There are no awards for the 5K, but all finishers will receive a custom designed Super Hero medal.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a superhero and become an event sponsor.

Visit www.geds.net/superherorun.


Parking is available in surrounding shopping centers and the Moosehaven Retirement Community. 

1 Mile Fun Run

Medals will be given to all children 13 and under in the one mile fun run.


View the course here.

The 8K and 5K course will begin at 156 Kingsley Avenue, at the corner of Kingsley Avenue and Reed Street.  Runners will run to River Road, along the St. Johns River, and turn around at a designated point depending on the length of your run.  Runners will run along the same path on the opposite side of the road for a return to the finish line, located on Reed Street.

Virtual Option

We will also offer a virtual option for any one who cannot make it to the race. Once you have registered, just run or walk the 1 mile, 5K, or 8K (whenever and wherever is convenient for you) and email your time results@1stplacesports.com. You can pick up your shirt and medal at packet pick up.  Bonus points if you wear a cape!


Bikes and dogs are not allowed on the course under any circumstance. Biking next to a runner could lead to the runner being disqualified.