About this Race
This video is from last year, but should give you a good feel for the event.
The Wine and Chocolate is a awesome run through historic San Marco to raise funds for the continued beautification of the San Marco Square. After the run stick around and enjoy the wine and chocolate party. There will be red and white wine plus bubbly to chose from. There will also be lots of chocolate treats from Peterbrooke.
Custom designed wine glass to all participants!
Technical shirts to all participants!
Huge post-race celebration with free wine and chocolate
Social Distancing Guidelines
We will follow CDC guidelines that are in place at the time of the event. Please be aware that the pandemic is not over even though the conditions have greatly improved. We would strongly recommend wearing a mask if you feel uncomfortable being in large groups of people where you can not maintain social distancing.
After the run we will celebrate with wine and chocolate. Each participate will have two tags on their race bib. Each tag is good for one pour. Lots of chocolate will be available. All wine must stay inside the fence area.
Race will be started in one mass wave at 5:00 PM. Start will be on San Marco Blvd. at the east end of the square.
All communications including event promotions, bib number assignment, results problems, and runner instructions are done 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 not going to your junk mail.
|5K||13 & under 65 and over|
|Through August 31st||$35||$25|
|September 1st - September 30th.||$40||$30|
|October 1st - October 8th||$45||$35|
Entry fee includes a moisture wicking running shirt. Men’s and women’s sizes available.
Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!
No race day registration!
You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports store locations on our in-store computers.
Packets will be available on Thursday, October 7th from 10 AM until 6 PM and Friday, October 8th from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM at your selected 1st Place Sports location. Packets will be moved to the starting line for Race Day pick up beginning at 3:30 PM. We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day.
New for 2021 – Wine glasses will be included in your race packet. We are no longer allowed to have wine glasses at the finish line so wine will be served in plastic cups this year.
The race will be timed using the Race Results Timing System. You must cross the timing mats at the finish to be included in the results.
$200, $150 and $100 will be paid to the top three overall male and female finishers. $100 will be awarded to he first male and female master finisher (over 40 years of age) Master winners can also win overall prize money
Age Group plaques – custom designed plaques will be awarded to 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+.
Awards Ceremony will be held at 6:00 PM. Results will be posted on line at 1stplacesports.com and on the 1st Place Sports app within a few minutes after you cross the finish line.
Parking will be limited so arrive in time to find a parking spot, but please to not come to the race area until about 20 minutes before your designated starting time. Masks are required once you are in the start and finish area, but you do not have to wear a mask during the run/walk.
Jacksonville Grand Prix Race
This event is a race in the 2021-2022 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.
Bikes and dogs are not allowed on the course under any circumstance. Biking next to a runner could lead to the runner being disqualified.