Jacksonville Bank Marathon | 1st Place Sports Running

34th Annual Ameris Bank Jacksonville Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday, December 18, 2016

2014 Event Video

Race Details

  • • Boston Marathon Qualifier
  • • Marathon course has a six hour limit
  • • Half Marathon course has a 3.5 hour limit
  • • Certified course
  • • Fastest marathon course in the south
  • • Course record is 2:14:33
  • • Large custom finisher medals to all participants
  • • Prize Money
  • • Technical shirts to all entrants
  • • Mylaps Bib/Tag timing
  • • Course features lots of shade and pancake flat
  • • Finish inside Bolles Stadium on track
  • • Digital clocks at all miles
  • • Average temperature is 56 degrees
  • • Jacksonville Grand Prix Event: Only Marathon on the JGP Schedule!


Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

  5K 1/2 Marathon Marathon
Through October 31st $30 $45 $70
November 1st - November 30th $32 $50 $75
December 1st - December 17th $35 $55 $80
Day of Race $40 $60 $85

Discounted Entry:

» Senior and Youth Discount: 65 and over and 13 and under receive a $10 discount. Enter code below when registering online for your discount:


Register Now


» 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.

In person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our instore computers with no processing fees.

Registration Search

Search registrations to confirm your registration:

In-store Registration Search: Click here

Online Registration Search: Click here


Race Photos will be by Speedy Banana.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports locations on Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17th from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. 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: 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
St. Augustine Store: 1000 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084

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.

MyLaps Bib Tag Timing System

We will be using Race Results Timing 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, 10 mile point, 13.1 mile, 20 mile, 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.


Marathon 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+. 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: 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+. 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, and all participants will receive finisher medals.

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

iTab: Our finisher medal has been designed to fit an iTaB insert. Collect your medal at the finish line and your iTaB will arrive in the post a couple weeks later, engraved with your name and finish time. If you think your iTab may have been lost during shipment, please contact info@mysportingtimes.com and their customer service team will send a replacement at no charge, after confirming the correct details.

The iTaB fits neatly into the back of your medal and is a great way to celebrate your achievement. If you would like to customize our finisher medal with the iTab insert, you can select it when you register online for $12.00.

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


VIP Parking: The San Jose Episcopal Church, located directly across from The Bolles School, will be using their parking lot for a Youth Fundraiser! Starting at 5:30 AM there will be spots available in both their front and back lots on campus. Volunteers will be on hand to direct you to a spot and get you on your way to the race! Spots are $20 and they will be accepting cash or check on race morning. All proceeds go to their youth ministry scholarship fund that helps youth go on their summer mission trips. To reserve your spot and pay now, click on this link!

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.


This 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. Clocks and mile markers at every mile. The 1/2 marathon is also certified.

Gel is provided at the 16 & 19 mile water stations for the marathon, and at the 10 mile water station for the half marathon.

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.

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 a Jacksonville Grand Prix event 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 a race headquarters. They are offering a special discounted rate to runners. Click here to make a reservation.

The Embassy Suites is located just east of Interstate 95 on Baymeadows Road, about 5 miles from the race site.

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.

bus transportation

Bus transportation will be provided from the Embassy Suites located on Baymeadows Road. This transportation is for guests of the hotels only. Service will begin at 5 AM from the Embassy Suites . 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 1:30 to 3:00 in the Half and 3:30 to 6:00 in the Full Marathon! Pace group leaders receive a free entry and pacer shirt. Pacers will be required to submit a qualifying time to prove pacing ability.

Click here to register to be a Jacksonville Bank Marathon Pace Group Leader


If you'd like to volunteer for this event, click here!