1st Place Sports Running | The Jacksonville Bank Marathon

Jacksonville Bank Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K

One of the top ten fastest marathon courses in the USA!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

  • Time: 7:00 AM
  • Location: The Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32217

There is a six hour course limit for the Marathon. Services will be terminated based on 14 minute per mile pace. Because of the timing of the Jacksonville Bank Marathon, you can qualify for the Boston Marathon for the next two years.


Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

  5K 1/2 Marathon Marathon
Through October 31st $25 $40 $65
Nov. 1st - Nov. 30th $30 $45 $70
Dec. 1st - Dec. 28th $35 $50 $75
Day of Race $40 $55 $80

Discounted Entry:

» Those who are 13 and under or 65 and over will receive a $5 discount through November 30th! For online registration, enter code AGE1365 at checkout.

» Starting October 1st, buy $125 worth of Brooks merchandise at any 1st Place Sports store, and get a free entry into the 1/2 Marathon or 5K, or pay half price for the full Marathon! This offer is open to the first 100 takers!

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

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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.

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

» Click Here to Download a Registration Form

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!


Race Photos will be by Speedy Banana.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at the following 1st Place Sports locations on Friday, December 27th and Saturday, December 28th 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. All packets will be moved to the Bolles School for day of race pick up from 5:30 AM until 6:45 AM.

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


All runners who register prior to December 1st will receive a confimation by email starting December 2nd, so make sure to include your correct email address on your entry form!

Bag Check

A clothes check-in area will be located at the starting line. Make sure that you have your bag clearly marked with your race number. All bags wil be available for pickup on the west end of the track behind the finish line and food area.

Race Timing

The race will be timed using the MyLaps Timing Chip (chip must be worn on your shoe during the race). 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!

There will be text message results and runner tracking offered!


Marathon Awards: $500, $200 and $100 to the top three overall men and women, $100 to the top master male and female. The overall runners and the top ten finishers in each age group will score double points to be counted in the Jacksonville Grand Prix.

1/2 Marathon Awards: $100 to the top male and female overall. The overall runners and the top ten finishers in each age group will score single points to be counted in the Jacksonville Grand Prix.

5K: The 5K will have results, but no awards.

Age Group Awards: Awards will be given to the first three finishers in each of the following age-groups: 19 and under, 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+.

Finisher Medals: Large, custom designed finisher medals will be given to ALL marathon and half marathon finishers in the finish chutes.

The Awards Ceremony will be held in the Bolles Stadium. The 1/2 Marathon Awards will start at 10:30 AM. The Marathon Awards will start at 12:00 PM.

Directions To Race Site

The Bolles School is located at 7400 San Jose Blvd. From the South, take Highway 13 (San Jose Blvd.) north for five miles off Interstate 295. From the north, exit Interstate 95 at Baymeadows Road. Take Baymeadows three miles west to San Jose Blvd. The Bolles School is located two miles to the north on the left.

» Click here for directions on Google Map

RaceJoy Phone App

Instant Results, Progress Alerts, Live Tracking, and Much More!


Make sure you download the Jacksonville Bank Marathon in the free RaceJoy mobile app so you can fully experience the race.

With the mobile Jacksonville Bank Marathon you get:
Immediate results
Progress updates to friends and family
Automatic Facebook postings
Key race information
Social media sharing
Live tracking, send a cheer and "phone fun" features (upgrade features)

Share RaceJoy with your friends and family and ask them to sign in as a spectator! If you carry your phone, they can track you live from home or at the event. Note: You do not need to carry your phone to get official timing system results.

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Parking for the race is limited at The Bolles School. If you are staying at the host hotel, please try to use our buses. The bus transportation is free and should get you back and forth to the race site without delay. There will also be a satellite parking site with free bus transportation. Participants will receive an email as we get closer to the race with updated information.


The Jacksonville Marathon course is USA Track and Field certified (FL10117EBM), flat, fast, and very scenic with 85% shade. There are no hills, bridges, or overpasses. The course starts at Bolles School on San Jose Blvd. heads north and then back south to Mandarin, does a loop and heads back along the St. Johns River to Bolles. You can qualify for the Boston Marathon for the next two years if spaces are still available. Water and electrolyte stations are located about every two miles. Gel is provided at the 16 & 19 mile water stations. Clocks and mile markers at every mile. The 1/2 marathon is also certified.

The Start: The Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 5K will start together on San Jose Blvd. in front of Bolles School at 7:00 A.M. The gym will open at 5:30 AM for day-of-race registration and as a runner's assembly area. A clothes check-in area will be located at the starting line.

The Marathon Finish: The Marathon will finish on the Hodges Field Track in the Skinner-Barco Stadium at The Bolles School. Each runner's name will be called out as they enter the stadium.

The 1/2 Marathon Finish: The 1/2 Marathon will run with the Marathon until just after the 8 mile mark and will return to finish on the track at Bolles.

5K: The 5K runs the first 5K of the Marathon and finishes on San Jose in front of The Bolles School

» Click Here to View the interactive Marathon Course

» Click Here to View the interactive 1/2 Marathon Course

Grand Prix Event

This race is the 7th race of the 2013-2014 Jacksonville Grand Prix schedule and the first Marathon of the series. 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.

Hotel Accomodations

Embassy Suites

The Embassy Suites will serve as race headquarters. They are offering a special discounted rate to runners of $94. The Embassy Suites is located just east of Interstate 95 on Baymeadows Road, about 5 miles from the race site. Call (904) 731-3555 for reservations. We will provide bus transportation to and from the race site from the hotel. Parking is very limited at event location at The Bolles School.

Four Points by Sheraton

The Sheraton is our hotel for any overflow once the Embassy Suites is full. Contact them at 904-562-4920.

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo is offering an $89 rate under "Jacksonville Bank Marathon". Contact them at 904-996-7199.

Ramada Inn

The Ramada Inn is just a few steps from the Embassy and you can get to the shuttle quickly. They are offering a $62 room rate. Please refer to Jacksonville Bank Marathon. Contact them at 904-737-1700.

bus transportation

Bus Transportation will be provided from the Embassy Suites and the Four Points at Sheraton located on Baymeadows Road. This transportation is for guests of the hotels only. Service will begin at 5 AM from the Embassy Suites and at 5:05 from the Sheraton. Service ends at 6 AM. Buses will transport runners back to the hotels after the race from 9 AM until 1:30 PM leaving every 15 minutes from the Bolles parking lot

medical aid stations

Medical stations will be located at various points along the course and at the finish.

post race party

A post race celebration for all runners will be held at the finish line right after you finish. Free food and drinks will be served. A post-race lunch will be served that includes soup, bagels, and fruit.

Pace Group Leaders

Pace group leaders are needed for paces every 15 minutes from finish times of 3:15 to 5:30! If you would like to volunteer to be a pace group leader, please contact Doug at doug@1stplacesports.com.


If you would like to volunteer to help with the Jacksonville Bank Marathon, please click here or email doug@1stplacesports.com with any questions! Thanks, we really appreciate your help!

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