VyStar New Year’s Eve Run

VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena: 300 A Philip Randolph Blvd.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

5K at 2:00 PM

Race Results

This race has ended. Check back soon for race results. 2019

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Entry Fees

Through December 15th$35
December 16th - December 30th$40
Day of Race$45

Sorry, there are no refunds!

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» 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 or on Race day.


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

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports location on Sunday, December 29th from 1:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday, December 30th 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.

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


Special New Year’s Eve finisher medals to all participants!

Awards will be give to the top three men and women overall, first place master’s male and female and the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 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+.

Join the Dream Team

A $10 donation for a Run for a Child – Dream Team wrist band

Partnership Between the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl and Dreams Come True

Together, we joined twelve youth from different parts of Northeast Florida and South Georgia who suffer from a variety of illnesses to serve on the “Dream Team”. The goal is to give these children and their families hope and fun experiences involving sports as they fight their medical battles.

Throughout the college football season, each of our dreamers will be highlighted individually on social media and our website. The group will also be taken on a ‘scouting trip’ with their families for a fun-filled day of college football. At the conclusion of the college football regular season, the Dream Team will graduate from their Dream Team jerseys to TaxSlayer Gator Bowl green jackets officially making them honorary Dream Team members of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl committee. Their game week Dream Team experience will include a meet and greet with participating team players and cheerleaders in the Dream Room at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and conclude with being honored during the 74th annual TaxSlayer Gator Bowl on New Year’s Eve 2019.


The course will start and finish on A. Philip Randolph Blvd. in front of the VyStart Memorial Arena and run a course to downtown and back.

Route map for New Years Eve Run 2019 by Doug Alred on plotaroute.com

Post Race Celebration

After you finish the run join us for the post race celebration at Intuition Ale Works for the post-race celebration and awards ceremony.  Each legal age runner will have a free beer ticket attached to their race bib.  The first beer is on us. Additional beer will be available for purchase. The awards ceremony will start at 3:15 PM.

Event Layout:

Jacksonville Grand Prix Race

This event is a race in the 2019-2020 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.