About this Race
Ameris Bank is proud to carry on the tradition of the Jacksonville Marathon, the oldest marathon in Jacksonville, Florida, and one of the fastest courses in the U.S. In its 37th year, this race celebrates the beauty of Jacksonville on a course featuring plentiful shade and flat terrain.
RUNNERS CAN QUALIFY FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS IF SPACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE
- Course record for men is 2:14:33 for Marathon and 1:02:47 for Half
- Course record for women is 2:36:45 for Marathon and 1:13:39 for Half
- Custom-designed large medals to all Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K finishers
- Prize money for Marathon and Half-Marathon
- 1/2 zip long sleeve shirts provided to all entrants
- Race results bib/tag timing “live results”
- Fastest marathon course in the South
- Finish inside The Bolles Stadium on the track
- Digital clocks at all miles
- Average temperature is 56 degrees
- Custom finisher medals
Current Entry Fees
Half Marathon: $50.00
Online registration closes early. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day.
You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our instore computers with no processing fee.
Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports locations on Friday, January 3rd from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday, January 4th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All packets will be moved to the Bolles School for day of race pick up from 5:30 AM until 6:45 AM.
Participants will receive a gender specific long-sleeve half-zip shirt.
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.
MEDICAL AID STATIONS
Medical stations will be located at various points along the course and at the finish.
Post Race Celebration
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.
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 passing the starting line at the 5K point. The course then runs out and back into the historic and very scenic Mandarin area. 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.
Marathon Route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/816568
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. Satellite parking information will be included in the race instructions that will be emailed to all registered participants the week before the marathon.
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.
The Embassy Suites located at 9300 Baymeadows Road will serve as the host hotel for the event. Room rates are $119 for a king size bed and $129 for two queens. Cut-off date for reservations is December 3rd.
Bus transportation will be provided to and from the race site on race day. See schedule below.
To make reservations call 1-800-362-2779. Group Code is RUN.
Bus Transportation schedule
From Embassy Suites to starting line at The Bolles School – 5:00 AM until 6:00 AM – Buses will leave the hotel at 5 AM, 5:15 AM, 5:30 AM with the last bus leaving at 6 AM, but there may not be room so try to catch an earlier bus.
From Race Site to Embassy Suites – A bus will leave The Bolles School parking lot every 20 minutes from 8:40 AM until 1 PM. If you plan to take longer than 5 and 1/2 hours to complete the marathon you should not plan on using the bus transportation back to the hotel.