The first Summer Beach Run was held in 1965 when the Beatles were taking the US by storm. Long hair with long sideburns was the rage, and we had not yet put a man on the moon. The first event consisted of 25 to 30 runners who were taken by truck to the starting line at Hannah Park. There were only men running the race that year. Most were high school cross country runners getting ready for the season. The race is those days was a straight shot down the beach to the Jacksonville Beach Lifeguard Station. The Seawalk Pavilion would not be built for another 40 years.
To commemorate the 50 birthday of the Summer Beach Run, JTC Running has commissioned the creation of a one-time only medal for the Summer Beach Run. The medal will be given to all finishers of the 5 mile run. After the conclusion of the run, a huge post-race celebration will be held featuring a live band, free beer, and tacos from Tijuana Flats.
JTC Running is Northeast Florida's preeminent promoter of healthy lifestyles through running, fitness, and fellowship. JTC Running is the creator and operator of the Gate River Run, which since 1978 has been one of the leading road races in the country. Its four different events encompass over 10,000 national and world class athletes, fitness runners, wheelchair athletes, walkers, and children.
Annual Individual Membership $20.00
Annual Family $25.00
Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!
|5 Mile||1 Mile|
|Through August 9th||$20||$12|
|August 10th - August 15th||$25||$12|
|Day of Race||$30||$12|
» JTC Running members receive $2.00 off through August 9th!
» There is a $2.00 discount if you own your own chip, but chip number must be entered during registration process.
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. Make checks payable to The Summer Beach Run.
Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!
Packets will be available for pick up at the following locations on Thursday, August 14th and Friday, August 15th from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Please be sure to mark your pickup location during registration! If you do not indicate a location, your packet will automatically be at the Baymeadows Store location. All packets will be moved to the Jacksonville Seawalk Pavilion for raceday pick up starting at 4:30 PM.
|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|
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!
One Mile Fun run starts at 6:05 PM at 5 mile starting line. The race is out 1/2 mile and then back to the finish at the start area. Medals will be given to all children in this event.
Cash awards of $150, $100 & $50 will be paid to the top three men and women overall. Beach towels will be given to the top 5 men and women overall, the top 3 masters male and female finishers, and to the top 3 finishers in each of the following men's and women's divisions: 10 and 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 and 80 & over.
To honor the 50th year, all participants will receive a one time only medal to commemorate the occasion!
The SeaWalk Pavilion is located where Beach Blvd. meets the ocean in Jacksonville Beach. Take Butler Boulevard (Highway 202, Exit 344) from I-95 to A1A and then north three miles to Beach Boulevard.
Arrive early to avoid parking problems. There is a large parking lot between the Seawalk Pavilion and Carrabba's Italian Grill. Once this lot is full, you will have to look for parking spots farther from the starting area. The later you arrive, the farther away you will have to park.
Towing in the Wachovia Bank Parking lot is being enforced even though the bank is closed.
JTA has the Beaches Trolley that runs up and down 3rd Street between the South Beach Parkway Shopping Center and the Atlantic Village Shopping Center. Ride cost: $1 each way. On Saturday during the summer, it runs until 2 a.m. and hits numerous stops about 20 minutes apart. So you'll have lots of party time after the SBR Party is over!!
As always, the streets are a free for all; park responsibly and don't get towed!!
Speedy Banana will be taking photos for this race.
The 5 mile and one mile course is out-and-back on the beach. Both races will start heading south. Digital clocks will be located at each mile. The turn-around point will be clearly marked with signs and cones. Water stations will be located at each mile. The race will be held near low tide to ensure adequate beach for all runners.
We would like to once again, welcome Tijuana Flats as the title sponsor of the Summer Beach Run. Tijuana Flats will be providing free food to all participants and beer to all legal age participants at the Seawalk Pavilion right after the race. The Rick Arcusa Band will be the featured band! Stick around after the race and enjoy the evening. The awards ceremony will start at 8:30 PM. Prize money will be awarded to the overall winners, plus beach towels will be given to age group winners.
The Summer Beach Run is the 2nd race of the 2014-2015 Jacksonville Grand Prix schedule. 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.
|Year||Men's Names||Time||Women's Names||Time|
|1968||Ken Misner||26:17.5||Glena Mackey||44:18:00|
|1969||Ken Misner||23:26.9||Mary Harden||49:00:00|
|1970||Ken Misner||25:54.5||Kathy Ford||43:43:00|
|1971||Jack Bachelor||25:30:00||Jacquelin Priestley||37:53:00|
|1972||Bill Blewett||27:41.9||Margaret Tolbert||36:39:00|
|1973||Ken Misner||24:17:00||Emily Cade||?|
|1974||Dennis Skelton||24:54:00||Janis Gage||34:53:00|
|1975||Barry Brown||26:18:00||Pam peterson||41:00:00|
|1976||Tim Simpkins||26:33:00||Janis Gage||31:58:00|
|1977||Ken Misner||24:07:00||Janis Gage||30:24:00|
|1978||Wally Rodriguez||25:33:00||Laura Ledbetter||31:44:00|
|1979||Mike Wachholz||26:35:00||Darien Andrea||32:39:00|
|1980||Mabry McCray||25:39:00||Darien Andrea||30:54:00|
|1981||John Rogerson||23:59||Laura Ledbetter||29:50:00|
|1982||Benji Durden||24:09:00||Laura Ledbetter||28:49:00|
|1983||Mabry McCray||24:34:00||Jane Millspaugh||30:32:00|
|1984||Dennis Stark||24:58:00||Donna Combs||30:46:00|
|1985||Mike Wachholz||23:52||Lanier Drew||28:33:00|
|1986||Dean Matthews||25:27:00||Lanier Drew||30:39:00|
|1987||Peter Gamble||25:41:00||Betsy Veronee||30:34:00|
|1988||Ron Borsheim||27:19:00||Kelly LaDuke||30:11:00|
|1989||Declan Doyle||26:01:00||Lisa Emery||29:47:00|
|1990||Mark Kathman||26:42:00||Lisa Emery||31:37:00|
|1991||Earl Stoner||24:46:00||Monica O'Reilly||28:31:00|
|1992||Earl Stoner||25:20:00||Wendy Frazier||29:13:00|
|1993||Mark VanAlstyne||26:38:00||Beth Michael||30:53:00|
|1994||Jon Dennis||25:54:00||Patty VanAlstyne||30:22:00|
|1995||Rick Patterson||26:01:00||Sylvia Fisher||31:43:00|
|1996||Rick Patterson||26:25:00||Kimberly Bruce||29:52:00|
|1997||Randy Hollinger||25:45:00||Cathy Vasto||28:53:00|
|1998||Mark VanAlstyne||26:12:00||Kim Pawelek||29:33:00|
|1999||Said Diri||28:33:00||Donna Garcia||30:13:00|
|2000||Brian Fleischmann||27:48:00||Kim Pawelek||29:25:00|
|2001||Lee Yaracs||26:34:00||Kim Pawelek||29:13:00|
|2002||Owen Shott||29:04:00||Kim Pawelek||30:26:00|
|2003||Zeph Joseph||25:52:00||Kim Pawelek||29:28:00|
|2004||Jerry Reckart||26:39:00||Garin Glenn||30:27:00|
|2005||Josh Johnson||28:06:00||Michelle Krueger||32:47:00|
|2006||Owen Shott||27:55:00||Kim Pawelek||31:31:00|
|2007||Justin Jacobs||27:50:00||Kim Pawelek||30:17:00|
|2008||Justin Jacobs||28:04:00||Sopagna Eap||30:31:00|
|2009||Justin Jacobs||27:12:00||Kim Pawelek||30:06:00|
|2010||Chris Mutai||27:17:00||Lindsay Sundell||28:59:00|
|2011||Rich Tremain||29:21:00||Liubov Denisova||30:30:00|
|2012||Fabian Manzano||29:45:00||Kim Pawelek Brantly||32:34:00|
|2013||Stephen Pifer||27:17:00||Kim Pawelek Brantly||30:30:00|