This race is held before the Gator Bowl Parade! The route runs along portions of the parade route and finishes at the Hyatt Hotel.
|Through December 22nd||$20|
|December 23rd - December 30th||$25|
|Day of Race||$30|
» There is a $2.00 discount if you own your own chip, but chip number must be entered during registration process.
» Donate $10.00 to "Run for a Child" - more details below!
On paper or in person:
You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our instore computers, or you can mail in a completed entry form to our Race Office: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, Fl 32217. Make checks payable to 1st Place Sports Running Club.
Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!
"Run for a Child" by making a $10 donation to Wolfson Children's Hospital. Every donor will receive red arm band bearing the name of a child who is a patient at Wolfson Children's Hospital. When you cross the finish line of the Gator Bowl 5k, you will know that every step you ran is helping to raise funds to care for sick and injured children.
Here is why Wolfson Children's Hospital needs your help:
Miracles happen every day at Wolfson Children's Hospital…a baby breathes on her own, a child with cancer receives a life-giving bone marrow transplant, a little heart is mended, broken bones become whole again….lives are healed.
The other miracle is that no child is turned away. Their doors are open wide, so every child will have access to comprehensive healthcare regardless of their ability to pay. Last year Wolfson Children's Hospital provided over eleven million dollars of charitable and uncompensated care.
When you fill out the entry form for the Gator Bowl 5K, please consider donating an extra $10 to help sick and injured children at Wolfson Children's Hospital.
Packets will be available for pick up at the following 1st Place Sports locations on Friday, December 28th and Saturday, December 29th from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Please be sure to mark your pickup location on your entry form! If you do not indicate a location, your packet will automatically be at the Baymeadows Store location.
|Baymeadows Store:||3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217|
|San Marco Store:||2016 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|
Gatorade, cookies, fruit and beer will be available right after the race at the finish area.
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!
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+. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 11:30 AM at the finish line on Coastline Drive.
The Gator Bowl 5K is held downtown at the Jacksonville Landing. The course will take you through downtown, along Riverside Avenue with the last mile on the Northbank Rivewalk.
The start and finish line are in different locations. Parking can be found near the starting line at The Landing or near the finishline by the Hyatt Hotel, east of Mainstreet.
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