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Salute to Veterans 5k

Sunday, November 8, 2015

- Official City of Jacksonville Week of Valor Event!
- Sing your favorite service song with over 500 racers!
- Race started by USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) Bell!
- Military Groups interested in running and competing for "Best of" awards should contact Master Chief Ed Santiago at EdSantiago2015@gmail.com or dial (757) 288-1079.

To Benefit

This event benefits the effort to BRING HOME THE USS ADAMS!


Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

  5K 5K Military, Seniors 65+, Children 13 and Under 5K Military Team 1 Mile
Through October 31st $20 $15 $15 $15
November 1st - November 7th $25 $15 $15 $15
Day of Race $30 $15 $15 $15


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

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 in-store computers!

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports store location on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. All 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
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

Race Timing

The race will be timed using the MyLaps Timing Chip System (chip must be worn on your shoe during the race). Your entry fee covers the cost of the chip rental. 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!


1st place overall Male and 1st Place overall Female will receive $250 in prize money!

Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers and to the top three male and female finishers in age groups from 12 and Under to 80 and over.

Military Team Awards:

Largest Military Group
Fastest Military Group
Most Spirited Military Group
Top two Commodore's Unit Award


Post Race Celebration

Post race food and beverage is sponsored by Chase Bank.

Technical Shirts

Each participant will receive a technical shirt!