Celebration 5K

1st Place Sports, 3931 Baymeadows Road

Thursday, July 4, 2019

5K at 7:30 AM | 1 Mile at 8:30 AM

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About this Race

The Celebration Run is a wonderful way for the entire family to start the holiday.  This run features moisture wicking shirts to all participants, custom designed medals to all 5K finishers and 1st Place Sports fun run medals to all mile finishers.  After the race, stick around and enjoy the watermelon festival.  There will be loads of watermelon to eat, a seed spitting contest and drawings for prizes.  Post-race food will also include bananas, bagels and popsicles.  Prize money to top finishers and three deep age-group awards for each 5 year category.

The Celebration Run is the first race of the 2019-2020 Grand Prix.

The Jacksonville Grand Prix is a series of Jacksonville’s best road races. These races are top quality, established events. The courses are measured accurately. Each event offers race results to their finishers, and they are conducted by groups or individuals that have experience and expertise in the field of road racing. As a participant in a Grand Prix event you can rest assured that you are running a worthwhile race.

 For more information about the Jacksonville Grand Prix click here.


Carry An American Flag during the Race

Show your support for our country and military by carrying either a large or small flag during the race.  We will supply the flags at the starting line.  You can check the flag carrying box during registration to reserve a flag.

Entry Fees

5K1 Mile5K - 13 and Under and 65 and over
Through June 1st$25$10$20
June 1st - June 22nd$30$10$25
June 23rd -July 3rd $35$10$30
Day of Race$40$10$40

Moisture wicking shirts are available in men’s and women’s sizes XS to 2XL

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds or transfers!


Friend Get Friend $5.00 Refund Program

When you register online you will receive a unique code in your confirmation email. Pass that code along to friends and tell them to use the code when registering and you will receive a $5 refund each time someone registers using your code. You can have your full entry fee refunded using this program. Invite your friends now! You must sign up by June 29th and Friends must register by July 1st. Friend get Friend is only available for online registration.

Register Now!

Online Registration:

» Click Here to Register Online

In person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our instore computers and save on server and processing fees.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at the 1st Place Sports you selected during registration on Tuesday, July 2nd from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Wednesday, July 3rd from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All unclaimed packets will be available at the race site for raceday pick up beginning an hour before the race.

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32217

Tapestry Park: 9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32246

San Marco: 2018 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Jax Beach: 424 South Third Street, Jax Beach, FL 32250


Prize money  will be presented to the top three men and women overall ($200, $100, $50), first master’s male and female overall ($50), and the top three in each of the following male and female age groups: 10 & 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+.

Finisher Medals: All participants in the 5K will receive a custom designed medal and 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a 1st Place Sports fun run finisher medal!


Parking is available in various lots surrounding 1st Place Sports.


The Celebration 5K is a USATF certified 5K course. The course is very flat, has only a few turns, and has lots of shade in the last half of the route.

View the route


1st Place Sports would love to have your company or organization as a sponsor of this or one of our other events during the year.  We can tailor a sponsorship to meet your promotional needs.

For more information, contact events@1stplacesports.com