1st Place Sports Running | Celebration 5K

Celebration Run 5K

Friday, July 4, 2014

  • Time: 5K at 7:30 AM, 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:30 AM
  • Location: 1st Place Sports, 3931 Baymeadows Road

The Celebration 5K is an early morning run/walk that is a great way to start off the holiday! It features a great course, chip timing, lots of free food, including lots of watermelon, and fun for the whole family! There is also a one mile fun run for the kids to enjoy!


Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

  5K 1 Mile
Through June 21st $20 $12
June 22nd - July 3rd $25 $12
Day of Race $30 $12

Discounted Entry:

» There is a $2.00 discount if you own your own chip, but chip number must be entered during registration process.

» Children under 13 and Adults 65+ receive $5.00 off for the 5K through June 21st!



» 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.

On paper or in person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our in-store computers, or you can mail in a completed entry form to our Race Office: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, Fl 32217.

» Click Here to Download a Registration Form

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available on Wednesday, July 2nd and Thursday, July 3rd from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM at the following 1st Place Sports locations. Packets will be moved to the starting line beginning at 6:30 AM on Raceday.

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217
San Marco Store: 2018 San Marco Blvd., Jax, FL 32207
Town Center Store: 4870 Big Island Dr., Jax, FL 32246
Jax Beach Store: 424 S. 3rd Street, Jax Beach, FL 32250
Orange Park Store: 2186 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073

Race Timing

The race will be timed using the MyLaps Timing Chip System (chip must be worn on your shoe during the race). Your entry fee covers the cost of the chip rental. If you have your own chip, you need to enter your chip number on the entry form, and deduct $2.00 from the entry fee. You must cross the timing mats to be included in the results. Do not wear your personal chip if you sign up on raceday!


Custom designed awards will be given to the top three finishers in each of the following male and female 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 & 80 and over. $100 will be awarded to the first place male and female finisher.


This USA Track and Field certified course is very flat and very fast. Digital clocks will be located at each mile. All turns and miles will be marked. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office will control traffic on the course. Water stations will be located at the start, 1/2 way, and at the finish.

Celebration Course Map

Post Race Celebration

After the 5K and fun run, join us for a celebration in front of 1st Place Sports. There will be watermelon, free food and drinks, plus drawings for prizes and the awards ceremony.

Grand Prize Drawing

Right after the race a random drawing (based on your race number) will be held at 1st Place Sports. There will be lots of nice prizes so hang on to those race numbers!

» Register Now

» Entry fees

» Packet Pickup

» awards

» course

» Post Race Celebration

» Grand Prize Drawings

» FAQs


Become one of our Facebook Fans! Fans are able to see our updated events, view the latest event photos, and communicate with other runners!


Check out our 5 Step Fit Process! Our knowledgeable employees go through our expert shoe fitting for each and every customer!


When you purchase non sale items at our stores, you receive points. When you reach 250 points on non-discounted merchandise, you will get a $25 store credit!


Check here for information on upcoming events and clinics!


Help us help our Jacksonville community! Bring in any of your old running shoes to any of our four store locations!


If you have questions or would like more information about our races, click the link above.


Get the latest information from the race office and retail store sent to your inbox! Click above to sign up to receive our Enewsletter!


Click above to view the digital onscreen version of our Running Event Guide with the latest race information!


Click above to view information on common running injuries!