5K/8K Superhero Run (formerly the 8K River Day)

Orange Park Town Center

Saturday, February 16, 2019

8K and 5K 8:30 AM | 1 Mile Fun Run 8:00 AM

Superheroes are taking over the 8K River Day!  

New theme, temporary location, same epic race.

Who’s YOUR superhero…Superman, Wonder Woman, a local police officer, a military veteran, a cancer survivor?  We all have at least one favorite hero, so grab your cape and come run with us!  We’ll start at the fire station, with some local superheroes, and continue on a certified 5K and 8K course, as we run through old Orange Park.

The 5K/8K Superhero Run is the perfect race for serious runners looking to improve times (a great training run for the Gate) and for runners looking for a FUN event with live music, plenty of hero costumes, and a lively runner’s village.  Technical shirts will be given to all participants, and custom designed finisher medals will be presented to all 5K/8K finishers at the finish line.  Age group and overall awards will be presented to 8K finishers.  Due to road construction the 5K/8K Superhero Run will take the place of the 8K River Day.  We hope to be back on River Road next year!

Entry Fees

8K & 5K1 Mile
Through February 8th$25$12
February 9th - February 15th$30$12
Day Of Race$35$12

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds or transfers!

Register Now!


» Click Here to Register Online

Online registration closes the day prior to the beginning of packet pickup or when the race has filled to its limit. 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.

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports location on Friday, February 15th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All remaining packets will be moved to the race site for raceday pick up beginning an hour before the race.

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217
Orange Park Store: 2186 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073


8k and 5k finishers will receive a finisher medal. For the 8K, awards will be presented to the top three men and women overall, first master’s male and female overall, 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+. There are no awards for the 5K.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Parking is available in surrounding shopping centers and the Moosehaven Retirement Community.