Tour de Pain

Jacksonville, Florida

Friday, August 9, 2024

6:00 PM

About this Race

The Tour de Pain features 3 races in 24 hours.  You can run all three or just one or two of the races.  To qualify for the finishers medal and awards you must run all three events.

The Tour de Pain consists of the following:

First Race – 4 Mile Run – Friday, August 9th – 6:00 PM – Site to be determined, but may be on the roads this year.

Second Race – 5K Road Race – Saturday, August 10th – 7:00 AM – James Weldon Johnson Park – Downtown – New 5K course!

Third Race – Road mile – New start time at 9 AM – Saturday, August 10th – James Weldon Johnson Park – Downtown

  • 9 AM – Men’s Open Mile (male under 40 years of age)
  • 9:15 AM –  PM – Men’s Masters Mile (male 40 and older)
  • 9:30 AM – Women’s Open Mile  (female under 40 years of age)
  • 9:45 AM – Women’s Masters Mile (female 40 and older)

Race Benefits the following:

  1. Local High School Cross Country and Track programs.
  2. Summer Camp Scholarships for high school cross country and track athletes.
  3. The construction and maintenance of a new three-mile running trail at Aterro Recreation Park on Sunbeam Road.


Race Features


  • Finisher Medals –  if you run all three events
  • Post-Race Celebration after the final event
  • Moisture Wicking Tank Tops to all Participants
  • Prize Money for top finishers in Tour de Pain Series
  • Age-Group awards for series
  • Beer Garden after last event

4 Mile Run

  • Site to be determined – We hope to have the 4 Mile run on the roads this year!
  • 6:00 PM – start
  • Course to be determined
  • Water station on the course
  • No post-race activities – some refreshments


  • Starts at James Weldon Johnson Park – Downtown
  • 7:00 AM start
  • Course Map
  • Water stations on course
  • Post race food and drink

Road Mile – New time for Mile – Now at 9 AM.

  • Starts at James Weldon Park – Downtown
  • Mile is run in four heats starting at 9 AM.  See schedule above
  • Two loops of a half-mile course  Course Map
  • Post- Race Celebration and Awards Ceremony

Start of women open mile.


Starting Position

During registration please select your start position based on the pace you plan to average.

  • Expected pace is under 8 minutes per mile
  • Expected pace between 8 and 9 minutes per mile
  • Expected pace between 9 and 10 minutes per mile
  • Expected pace between 10 and 11 minutes per mile
  • Expected pace between 11 and 14 minutes per mile
  • Expected pace over 14 minutes per mile

Entry Fees

4 Mile Beach Run5KRoad Mile 3 Race Series
Through May 31st$30$30$30$80
June 1st until June 30th$35$35$35$85
July 1- July 30th$37$37$37$90
Starting August 1st$40$40$40$90

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds or deferrals!





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!


Online registration closes a few days before the race. After online registration closes, you can still register at any 1st Place Sports store or on race day.

In person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our in-store computers with no processing fee.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports location on Thursday, August 8th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Friday, August 9th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Packets will also be available starting at 5:00 PM at the 4 mile event location.

  • Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217
  • San Marco Store: 2018 San Marco Blvd., Jax, FL 32207
  • Jax Beach Store: 424 S. 3rd Street, Jax Beach, FL 32250
  • 210 Store: 2220 SR 210 West, St Johns, FL 32259


Series Awards

Male & Female

  • 1st Place Overall  – $300
  • 2nd Place Overall – $200
  • 3rd Place Overall – $100
  • 1st Place Masters – $100

Prize money double dipping is allowed.  What is double dipping?  A masters prize money winner can also win overall prize money.

Age-group awards  (Series only) will be given to the top three finishers in each age division based on total time for all three events: 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 and over.

Awards Ceremony after last event at James Weldon Johnson Park starting at 5:30 PM

Finisher Medals will be given to all those who finish all three races.  Medals will be distributed at the finish of the mile run.


Post Race Celebration

Water, Fruit and popsicles will be available after the finish of each event.


Beer Garden

We will have free beer after the last event.  Beer must remain inside the park.

Jacksonville Grand Prix Race


This is an official 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.