BKS Partners Corporate Run

Jacksonville Fairgrounds

Thursday, May 14, 2020

6:30 PM

Join Us

Benefitting: Duval County High School Cross Country and Track Programs

The Corporate Run 5K, which attracts over 4,000 participants, is a run/walk open to employees of corporations, government agencies, financial institutions, Non-Profits, and individuals. All levels of runners and walkers are encouraged to participate. Participants receive a t-shirt and a post-race party billed as Jacksonville’s largest office party. Companies and organizations are encouraged to rent a team tent as a gathering spot on race day!


Official beer of the Corporate Run




Download the Team Captain Handbook, with all the information about the event, by clicking here.

Online Registration Steps

  1. Create your team.
  2. Team Members Register – Team members register themselves, selecting your team during the process.
  3. Manage Your Team – See who has registered for your team by going to www.signmeup.com, logging in, and clicking on My Groups.

Payment Options

1. TEAM MEMBERS PAY INDIVIDUALLY – Credit card payment is required by individual team member upon registering online.

2. ONE PAYMENT for all team members – If a company prefers to pay for their whole team, we can issue the Team Captain a promotional code to distribute to your team members which will allow them to register at no cost. Your company will then be responsible for full payment for all people who use your company code. Distribute the code wisely. You will be responsible for ALL entries where your company code is used. Payment will be due within two weeks after the event. Invoices will be emailed.

  • To receive a company promotional code, fill out the following online form:

CEO Competition

If you have a senior, full-time member of your company who would like to participate in the CEO Competition, you must state this when creating your team. Participants in the CEO category must be the most senior full time employee of the company, but do not necessarily need to hold the CEO title (i.e. President, Owner, etc.) CEOs MUST be preregistered as a CEO to compete for this award. CEO Competition is open to companies with 5 or more full time employees.

Rent a Tent

Cost $250: Includes 10′ X 10′ tent, 1 table, 1 chair, 1 banner with team name

Cost $200: Includes 1 table, 1 chair, 1 banner with team name **Must bring your own 10′ X 10′ tent**

Team tents are the ideal place to give a pre-race motivational speech or chant company cheers. It provides a sheltered area to give out refreshments to your team members, and it also provides a place to meet after the race to celebrate your team’s achievement! Each 10 x 10 tent comes with a company banner to indicate your tent. A table is included. Reserve yours as soon as possible! Bring your own chairs if you want them!

» Click here to reserve and pay for a Team Tent

(If paying with American Express Card, please email stuart@1stplacesports.com with your order to be processed over the phone)

Picking Up Your Team Packets:

Team captains must pick up the packets for the entire team, or select to have their packets couriered to them the week of the race ($25). Packet pickup will only be available at the Race Office located at 1st Place Sports, 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32217 on Wednesday, May 1st from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Thursday, May 2nd from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. All unclaimed packets will need to be picked-up at the Information tent at the race site beginning at 4:30 PM on Race Day.

» Click here to reserve and pay to have your Team Packets couriered

Team Scoring

The first three men will score for the men’s division, the first three women will score for the women’s division, and the first three finishers including one male and one female will score for the mixed division. Participants must work 20 or more hours a week to score for a team (excludes the Club and Non-Profit Divisions).

Team Captain Checklist

  • Invite Members
  • Team Members Register
  • Invite vendors, clients, friends and family to join your team
  • Set a participation goal
  • Download the Event Flyer and Training Guide and post them around your office, in the break room, etc.!
  • Add the Corporate 5k logo to your company web site! Put the logo in your email auto signatures!
  • Rent a team tent
  • Plan for food and drinks
  • Design a company t-shirt to wear on race night and enter in the T-shirt Contest
  • Use ‘My Groups” on SignMeUp.com to email team members
  • Plan your race day meeting spot
  • Packet Pick-up – Team Captains go to the 1st Place Sports Race Office to pick up Team Packets.
  • Distribute packets to your team members: event shirt, race number, race instructions, wristband for seeded participants, and timing chip.


Email Communication

All communications including event promotions, bib number assignment, results problems, and runner instructions are done by email from 1st Place Sports. If you sign up for an event and do not receive an email from 1st Place Sports and want to receive them, please make sure that 1st Place Sports emails are not going to your junk mail.

Entry Fees

Through April 26th$30
April 27th - May 1st$35

Sorry, there are NO REFUNDS

Registration closes early for this event!

We encourage all teams to enter their teams by Friday, April 26th, to provide time to put together team packets! There is no day of race registration!

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pickup on Wednesday, May 1st, from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Thursday, May 2nd, from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Race Office located at our Baymeadows Store. After 1:00 PM, remaining packets will be loaded up and taken to Metropolitan Park.


Team Awards

Awards will be presented to the top Male, Female, and Mixed teams in each division. These awards will be based on the total times of the top four finishers on each team. To count in the team scoring, team members must work 20 hours per week. Winning teams employment will be verified, and awards will be mailed to the winning team the week after the event.

Individual Awards

Awards will be presented on race night to the top three Overall Male & Female winners and to the top three Male & Female CEO finishers.

Team Spirit Award

The top three Teams with the most participants (runners & walkers) will be awarded Team Spirit awards at the awards ceremony right after the race.

CEO Competition

Anyone participating in the CEO category must be the most senior full time employee of the company. A person does not necessarily need to hold the CEO title (i.e. President, Owner, etc.) To participate in the CEO category, participants MUST be preregistered as a CEO prior to race night. No changes to CEO status will be made on race night. A CEO may only be listed on one team. CEO Competition is open to companies with 5 or more full time employees.

T-shirt Contest

There will be a T-shirt contest for any companies who want to participate. Awards will be given on race night to the winner in the following categories: Most Original Design, Most Colorful, and Most Creative Use of Your Company Logo.

Mail or drop off a sample of your company shirt to the Race Office at 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32217 by Friday, April 26th. For identification, please attach a business card from your company to the inside collar of your shirt. Shirts will be judged prior to raceday, and all submitted shirts will be displayed on race night.


Banking & Financial
Banks, credit unions, mortgage companies, stock brokers, and real estate firms.

Limited to recognized Clubs, such as running clubs, health clubs, etc. Do not have to be employees.

Grade Schools, High Schools, Colleges.

Life, Health, Auto, HMO’s, PPO’s.

Law firms, police teams, government agencies dealing strictly in law enforcement.


Manufacturing & Construction
Engineers, Architects, Any company involved in manufacturing or construction.

Media & Communications
Television, radio, newspaper and magazine, advertising, telephone, computers, paging companies, & electronics, and PR firms.

Hospitals, medical centers, clinics, doctor’s offices, therapy companies, etc.

Military & Government
Any division or branch of the military and any goverment agency, city, state, or federal including education (public or private schools).

Any company or organization not fitting into one of the other divisions.


Sales, Retail and Hospitality
Businesses involved in retail or wholesale sales.

Railroad, trucking, shipping, automobile dealerships, etc.


Big Post Race Celebration!

Live music, free beer, and free food at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds!! Refreshments will be available immediately following the race.

Seed your fastest runners!

10% of your participants (i.e. 45 participants = 5 seeded runners, up to a maximum of 25 runners) can be seeded! Seeded runners are the fastest runners and will be at the front of the starting line. Seeded runners should be able to complete the run in 25 minutes or less.

At packet pick-up, the Team Captain will receive wristbands for their top 10% runners. It is up to the Team Captain to distribute the wristbands to whichever runners are going to be in the seeded section. Only those runners who wear the wristband will be allowed in the “seeded corral” at the start line. It is not mandatory to seed runners. You do not have to take the wrist bands if you don’t want to seed any of your runners.

Course Map

Water/Aid Stations

Water/Aid stations will be located at the start, 1/2 way on the course, and at the finish.

Complementary Team Photos

Complimentary team photos will be taken from 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM. Look for the TEAM PHOTO sign at the race site and come early to have your company photo taken. We encourage all participants to wear your company T-shirts.


Please park in the lots surrounding TIAA Bank Field.


For safety reasons, baby joggers/strollers, bicycles, rollers skates, in-line skates, and dogs are prohibited from the race course.

Race Timing

We will be using the Race Result system to time runners. Your Timing Chip will be located on the back of your race number.