There is a Walker Starting Line for the 15K. Walkers (15 minute pace/mile or expected finish of over two hours and thirty minutes) have a separate starting line on in Parking Lot J near Gate 1 at Everbank Field. If you plan on walking the 15K, please register accordingly.
All miles will be marked and digital clocks will display the elapsed time at each mile mark. Water Stations and toilets will be located throughout the course, and entertainment will be provided each mile during the race.
Course Time Limit
All 15K participants need to be to the Hart Bridge, which is at mile 7.5, by 10:30 AM. This is an 20 minute/mile pace.
Traffic on the following roads will be affected by the Gate River Run on March 9th and 10th
Runner's Expo Closures
Race Day Course Closures
Multi-Color Zone (Top 5,000 runners who have submitted proof of qualification with registration):
This Zone is located at the front of the starting line on Gator Bowl Blvd. This wave, which will start at the sound of the cannon, will include the Top 5,000 seeded positions. Runners in Wave One will be seeded into six color zones based on submitted qualifying times. These zones will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis: Yellow Zone 1-300, Blue Zone 301-800, Red Zone 801-2000, Green Zone 2001-3500, Orange Zone 3501-4500, Black Zone 4501-5000. If you already have your qualifying time, register now, so you know you have a spot in one of these seeded zones!
Follow these steps to receive a Top 5000 Seeded Number.
|5K||6K||5 Mile||10K||15K||10 Mile||Half||Marathon|
|Blue||Under 19:00||Under 23:00||Under 35:00||Under 44:00||Under 1:08:00||Under 1:13:00||Under 1:38:00||Under 3:25:00|
|Red||Under 24:00||Under 28:00||Under 40:00||Under 49:00||Under 1:15:00||Under 1:22:00||Under 1:47:00||Under 3:50:00|
|Green||Under 27:00||Under 32:00||Under 44:00||Under 55:00||Under 1:24:00||Under 1:32:00||Under 2:02:00||Under 4:12:00|
|Orange||Under 29:00||Under 34:00||Under 47:00||Under 58:00||Under 1:30:00||Under 1:38:00||Under 2:10:00||Under 4:25:00|
|Black||Under 30:00||Under 36:00||Under 49:00||Under 1:02:00||Under 1:33:00||Under 1:42:00||Under 2:15:00||Under 4:40:00|
Seeded Sections fill up quickly! Do not wait too long to submit your registration, or the seeded section you were qualifying for might already be full! Once a seeded section is full, any additional qualifying runners will be seeded in the next available zone behind the requested zone.
The top 150 seeded numbers are for Elite athletes (Men under 47:00 and women under 52:00 for the 15K) For more information on qualification and registration for these numbers, email [email protected]
Qualifying standards (must run under listed time):
Grey Zone (Numbers 5001-11,000: Must be able to run sub 11 minute pace per mile):
Wave #2 has room for 6,000 runners. Once this section fills, any entries received will be assigned to Wave #3 or #4 based on availability.
The Grey Zone (Wave #2) will be located directly behind the Top 5,000 seeded runners on Gator Bowl Blvd. The staging area will be in Metropolitan Park. There will be a cross walk from lot J to Metro Park behind the Wave #1 and in front of Wave #2. Once all the runners in Wave One have cleared the starting line, the next 5,000 runners in Wave Two will be moved up to the starting line, and will be started after a three minute delay. This will give runners in the Wave Two more room to run.
Purple Zone (Numbers 11,001-16,000: Must be able to run sub 14 minute pace per mile):
Wave #3 has room for 5,000 runners. Once this section fills, any entries received will be assigned to Wave #4
The Purple Zone is located on the east end of Parking Lot J next to Wave One starting zone. The entrance to Wave #3 is located next to the in door practice facility. Runners in this zone will be moved onto Gator Bowl Blvd after wave one has started and wave two is at the starting line. Wave three will start three minutes after wave two has started.
Pink Zone (Numbers 16,001+: Walkers or 14+ minute pace/mile):
The Pink Zone starting area is located in Parking Lot J next to Gate 1 of EverBank Field. Participants in Wave Four will be moved onto Gator Bowl Blvd after Wave 3 has started. There will be a three minute delay after Wave Three starts.
All classes will start together ahead of the Elite Women. Athletes with a certified disability can ride in the Handcycle class on three wheeled recumbent cycles.
There will be a dedicated Disabled Competitors Parking Area near the starting line, and all disabled competitors will receive a parking pass. These will be available in the Race Packets, plus a general instructions sheet, also in the packet.
Please contact Donald Hall at [email protected], or call (904) 246-9190, if you are interested in participating in this division.
Bring the whole family! Encourage your friends, family, church, school, or civic group to participate, and help us raise thousands of dollars for our charities! This is a timed 5k! All participants will receive a technical shirt and a finisher medal.
All 5K finishers will receive a custom designed finisher medal.
The 5K will start on Duval Street in front of the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.
The 5K will finish inside the Fairgrounds entering from Randolph Ave.
Important note: The 5K starts at 8:00 AM at the same time as the 15K!
Half of each entry will go directly to our charities! Last year we raised over $35,000 for our official charities. In 35 years, we have raised a total of over $1,000,000 for local charities.
A FREE one mile fun run for children! The Gate River Run and JTC Running are proud to present the Junior River Run. It's free to any child 13 years and younger. All children who sign up for the in-school training program will receive a free training t-shirt. All children who complete the one mile fun run will receive a t-shirt and goodie packet on raceday! This race is limited to children 13 and under. Each child's parent must fill out and sign an entry form for them.
Participants must pre-register (online or instore) if signing up as part of a team. If signing up as an individual, you can pre-register, or sign up on race morning.
Pre-registration ends on March 7th!
First race starts at 11:00AM on March 10, 2018.
There will be four heats.
The assembly area for this event will be inside the Fairgrounds near the starting line. Each group will assemble in this area about 20 minutes prior to their starting time. Each group will then be moved to Duval Street for the start of their race. Parents can run with their children if necessary, but for the utmost safety of all participants, if you think your child can handle this event without you, we would appreciate your waiting for the child at the finish line.
Download the In-School Training Program Packet below! All students who participate in the eight week training program will receive a free "Training for the Junior River Run" t-shirt in addition to the regular Junior River Run shirt, and an entry into the Junior River Run to be held on March 10, 2018. The purpose of the program is to familiarize our youth with the benefits of exercise and of course get them ready for race day. The ideal is to have the children run 8.3 miles in their training program, and then run one mile on Gate River Run Day. That would mean they have covered the full 15K distance. We hope your school will get involved and help us make this the largest Junior River Run to date.
» Click here to download the Junior River Run In School Training Program Packet
The race will start on Duval Street in front of the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. The start will be near the intersection of Duval Street and Randolph Boulevard. The race will run west on Duval Street doing an out and back mile to finish inside the Fairgrounds near the starting line.
Please join us for this one-mile event to enable, honor and empower individuals living with disabilities. We welcome people of all ages and abilities to participate side by side! You can walk it, jog it, wheel it, or run it. This is a great celebration of all abilities working together to accomplish something that once seemed impossible.
This is a free event but you must pre-register online. Each participant will receive an event t-shirt and a finisher medal. Bibs and shirts will be distributed at the event tent from 8:00 am - 9:30 am or at the pre-registered bus transport locations. There is no packet pick-up for this event at the Expo.
Brooks Rehabilitation will provide free bus transportation to pre-registered Challenge Mile participants from select Brooks Rehabilitation locations. If you would like more information, please email [email protected]
The Diaper Dashes will be held to the left of the stage at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. The dashes will start about 11:00 AM with each division starting as soon as the younger division is finished. You sign up your child at the start of the race! Each Diaper Dash will be 25 to 40 yards. Registration is free and includes a Diaper Dash T-Shirt!
Starts at 11:00 AM in the Jacksonville Fairgrounds next to the stage.
The GATE River Run will be using Bib/Tag Race Results system to time runners. Your Timing Chip will be located on the back of your race number. We will have mats at the starting line, 5k point, 10k point, and at the finish, which will enable us to give every runner a net time. The net time is the time it takes to run from the actual starting line to the finish. The cost of renting a chip is included in the entry fee.
1st Place Sports uses Bib Tag Timing Chips to time most of our races. This radio frequency based technology enables runners to receive an exact select time as you cross the finish line. This technology will speed up the results process and enable less lag time between the race and the awards ceremony.
The team from Marathon-Photos.com will be taking photos along the course. Wear your best smile as you cross the finish line. Photos will be online promptly. Order any download and share on Facebook immediately to show your friends! Click here to find your photo!
All participants receive a moisture wicking shirt. Men's shirts are cut with a crew neck and women's are cut with a v-neck. You will not be able to exchange shirts, so please choose accordingly.
$56,400 to U.S. Citizens as follows:
Cash to the top ten men and women as follows: 1st $10,000, 2nd $5,000, 3rd $3,000, 4th $2,000, 5th $1,000, 6th $900, 7th $800, 8th $700, 9th $600,10th $500.
Equalizer Bonus (First Male or Female):
The top 25 seeded women will start 6 minutes ahead of the rest of the field. The first person (male or female) to cross the finish line will receive a $5,000 bonus. This bonus is based on the difference between the men's and women's American record for the 15K distance.
World Record Bonus (41:13) (46:57): $10,000
American Record Bonus (42:22) (47:00): $5,000
Course Record Bonus (42:22) (47:00): $3,000
Top three men and women:
2nd - $200
3rd - $100
Top three men and women:
2nd - $200
3rd - $100
Must be resident of Duval, Clay, St Johns, Nassau or Baker counties for the past six months.
Top three in each of the following 15K age-groups: 13 & under, 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 & over. Age Group awards will be given out after the race in the post race area.
Custom-designed running caps will be given to the top ten percent of male and top ten percent of female finishers. These will be distributed at the finish line.
The GATE River Run is proud to present a special custom-designed medal to all 15K and 5K finishers. Each 15K finisher will receive their medal in the finish area.
After you finish the race, head over to the Fairgrounds and enjoy the Publix Post Race Celebration! Publix will be providing lots of free food and drink, plus Firewater Tent Revival will rock the Fairgrounds with music to fit the occasion. The Publix Post Race Celebration will include:
Click here to rent a private tent for your friends, family, or co-workers
|10||Mason M. Cathey||1993||1:06:27|
|37||Francie L. Smith||1990||49:39|
|Colleen De Reuck||2002||49:39|
|38||Francie L. Smith||1991||48:43|
|41||Colleen De Reuck||2006||51:15|
|45||Colleen De Reuck||2010||
|46||Colleen De Reuck||2011||52:47|
|51||S. Rae Baymiller||1995||57:37|
|76||Lois Ann Gilmore||2007||1:30:02|
|1978||Bill Rodgers||44:46||Kim Merritt||55:46|
|1979||Jerry Odlin||46:04||Joan Benoit||51:47|
|1980||Bob Hodge||44:54||Jennifer White||53:11|
|1981||Dan Dillon||43:34||Patti Catalano||49:33*|
|1982||Mike Musyoki||43:33||Wendy Sly||49:52|
|1983||Nick Rose||43:42||Charlotte Teske||50:17|
|1984||Gidamis Shahanga||42:54||Midde Hamrin||50:12|
|1985||Simeon Kigen||43:26||Betty Springs||49:25*|
|1986||Arturo Barrios||43:18||Grete Waitz||48:53|
|1987||Arturo Barrios||43:00||Grete Waitz||49:05|
|1988||Steve Spence||43:20||Lynn Jennings||50:02|
|1989||John Halverson||43:12||Cathy O'Brien||49:45|
|1990||Ed Eyestone||43:58||Francie Larue Smith||49:39|
|1991||Steve Spence||43:41||Francie Larue Smith||48:43|
|1992||Valdenor Dos Santos||43:42||Olga Markova||49:20|
|1993||Benson Masya||43:59||Gwyn Coogan||51:26|
|1994||Todd Williams||43:42||Ann-Marie Letko||49:27|
|1995||Todd Williams||42:22*||Cathy O'Brien||48:55|
|1996||Todd Williams||43:49||Lynn Jennings||49:45|
|1997||Joe LeMay||43:35||Lynn Jennings||50:13|
|1998||Todd Williams||44:06||Jennifer Rhines||51:00|
|1999||Todd Williams||43:59||Lynn Jennings||50:05|
|2000||Dan Browne||44:26||Deena Drossin||49:40|
|2001||Meb Keflezighi||43:16||Deena Drossin||49:09|
|2002||Meb Keflezighi||42:49||Deena Drossin||48:12*|
|2003||Meb Keflezighi||43:31||Deena Drossin||47:15*|
|2004||Meb Keflezighi||43:18||Colleen De Reuck||49:02*|
|2005||Ryan Shay||43:50||Jennifer Rhines||49:21|
|2006||Meb Keflezighi||43:41||Blake Russell||49:14|
|2007||Meb Keflezighi||43:39||Deena Kastor||47:20|
|2008||Andrew Carlson||44:10||Deena Kastor||49:34|
|2009||Anthony Famiglietti||43:36||Amy Yoder-Begley||49:54|
|2010||Mo Trafeh||42:58||Katie McGregor||49:51|
|2011||Mo Trafeh||42:58||Jennifer Rhines||49:31|
|2012||Mo Trafeh||43:23||Janet Cherobon||49:41|
|2013||Ben True||43:38||Janet Cherobon-Bawcom||49:44|
|2014||Ben True||43:04||Shalane Flanagan||47:00*|
|2015||Ben True||44:02||Amy Hastings||50:18|
|2016||Stanley Kebenei||44:37||Tara Welling||50:34|
|2017||Leonard Korir||43:22||Jordan Hasay||49:28|
* American Record
* American Masters Record
|Francie Larue Smith
|12||Colleen De Reuck||2004||49:02|
| Grete Waitz
| Sylvia Mosqueda