Vilano Bridge 5K & 10K Run (Race Canceled. Now Virtual Race)

120 Meadow Ave, St. Augustine

Saturday, March 21, 2020

5K & 10K at 7:30 AM | 1 Mile Fun Run immediately after

Race Canceled

Your health and that of your family are of utmost importance to those organizing the annual Vilano Bridge Run. As such, due to the Governor’s ban on mass gatherings to curtail the COVID-19 virus, we are forced to cancel the 24th Annual Vilano Bridge Run, scheduled for March 21st.

This race is an important fundraiser for the Florida School for the Deaf & Blind and North Shores Improvement Association. Please know that your race registration fee will continue to go toward supporting these valued organizations and that your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Runners are optimists by nature and for every door closed, another is opened.  We are hard at work planning a Vilano Bridge Virtual Race. This will allow you to run at your convenience, receive your race T-shirt and finisher medal and submit your times to 1st Place Sports for posting. True, you won’t be able to place in your age group but you will be able to stay safe and run on your own schedule. While you won’t get to enjoy our fun after-party, we do invite you to come on down and run your virtual race here on our beautiful bridge.

We’ll be widely sharing details on how to participate in the Virtual Run in the coming days. Again, thanks for your patience and understanding during these tough times and know that your continued support of these two local charities is greatly appreciated.

Our thanks go out to our Title Sponsor Bob Holmquist & Charlene Garra of Watson Realty and our Gold Sponsors Serenata Beach Club, Flagler Hospital, Vinny’s Pizza, Ancient City Brewing, Dog Rose Brewing Company, Beach 105.5 and the Dilbert Clan.

Join Us

Now in its 24th year, the Vilano Bridge 5K & 10K Run, starts at the Vilano Beach Community Center and Park and winds through the Vilano Beach community, crossing the scenic Vilano Bridge with its sweeping views of the Intracoastal and area beaches. Our 10K run will continue to wind through our Vilano area communities. Both races finish at the North Shores Community Park for the post-race celebration with food, beer, music, drawings & FUN! A family 1-Mile Fun Run will immediately follow the 5K. Come to run, stay to play!

Your registration will go to supporting important projects in the Vilano and North Shores communities. Once again, half of race registration proceeds will be donated to the School for the Deaf & the Blind.

T-shirts guaranteed to those registered prior to March 1st.

Email Communication

All communications including event promotions, bib number assignment, results, and runner instructions will be sent by email from 1st Place Sports. If you sign up for an event and do not receive an email from 1st Place Sports and want to receive them, please make sure that 1st Place Sports emails are added to your contacts and are not going to your junk or spam mailbox.

Entry Fees

10K5K1 Mile Fun Run
Through February 29th$35$25$10
March 1st through March 17th$40$30$10
March 18th through Race Day$45$35$10

Your entry fee supports the non-profit North Shores Improvement Association (NSIA) working to maintain and improve the quality of life in the Vilano and North Shores communities. Half of registration proceeds will be donated to the local School of the Deaf & the Blind.

Please note: T-shirts are only guaranteed to those registered prior to March 1st.

Register Now!


» Click Here to Register Online

Online registration closes the day prior (March 19th) to the beginning of instore packet pickup. 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!

Sorry, there are no refunds!

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up on March 19th (Thursday) from 2-7 PM at North Shores Improvement Association Community Center and at your selected 1st Place Sports location on Friday, March 20th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All packets that are not picked up on at packet pickup will be taken to the race site for race day pickup between 6:00 AM and 7:30 AM. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 800 at packet pickup!

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217
Jacksonville Beach Store: 424 S. 3rd Street, Jax Beach, FL 32250

Community Center: 120 Meadow Ave, Vilano Beach, FL 32084

Party in the Park

Come to run, stay to play after the race at the “Party in the Park!” Enjoy music, a free beer to runners, tasty fare from local vendors, beverages, a silent auction for valuable items and activities for the entire family! Additional beer and food will be available for purchase.

Race Timing

The race will be timed using the Race Results Bib Timing Chip System. You must cross the timing mats to be included in the results. At the 2-hour mark, all roads will be reopened but walkers may finish the course using sidewalks.


Awards will be given to the top three men and women overall and the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+.

Finisher medals will be awarded to all participants!


The starting line for all races is located at 120 Meadow Ave., Vilano Beach, FL 32084

At the 2-hour mark, all roads will be reopened but walkers may finish the course using sidewalks.

Click here to view the 5k Course

10K Map:



Thank You To Our Gold Level Sponsors

Thanks go out to our Gold Level Sponsors who make this event possible!

  • FranScenes Designs
  • Caps on the Water
  • Magic Beach Hotel
  • Metro Diner
  • Oceanside Cleaners

Course Restrictions

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