RUNJAX Labor Day 5k

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Labor Day Weekend is a great opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family, to have great BBQ and to…… RUN!! RUNJAX Labor Day 5k offers a fantastic way to kick start your long weekend. The looped course starts at 1st Place Sports on Baymeadows Rd. and ends with a post race celebration including plenty of food, drinks and … Read More

Wine & Chocolate 5k

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Is there anything better than a fun 5k with friends? Yes! A race with friends that ends with a wine and chocolate after party. 1st Place Sports puts on a great event, the Wine and Chocolate 5k Run, in the beautiful San Marco area and the proceeds go towards the ongoing beautification of the square. All participants even get a … Read More

Run 13.1 and 5k

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My favorite distance is the ½ marathon and coming across one that is not in the heat of summer in Florida is hard. I love that this 13.1 is in early April with cooler temps and a great course. 1st place sports is putting on another great race and if the ½ marathon distance is too much there is also … Read More

Wolfson Children’s Challenge 2017

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For the past 4 years we have formed multiple teams of 11 people each to run the Wolfson 55k Challenge relay to benefit children we know that are battling/have battled life-threatening illnesses. This race touches our heart because of the amazing cause and how many can children that can be helped through the money raised.  One of the kids we … Read More

Winter Beach Run

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With Spring just around the corner I know many of us are looking to start racing again after some time off during the holidays. The Winter beach run held at the Jacksonville Pier is a great race to kickoff racing season. You can either do a 5mile or 10 mile beach run depending on how brave you are feeling! This … Read More

Q&A with Becky

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  1. I have been running since late 2013.  It all started with a friend at work asking if I was interested in walking a 5k in 2012.  My first thought was 3.1 miles is REALLY far!!!   I completed my first 5k in just under 1hr.  After that I was bitten by the 5k bug and wanted to see … Read More

Running with Ernie Andrus

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If you don’t know who Ernie is by you many be living under a rock but now I’ll tell you. He’s a man of incredible determination that started at the age of 90 in 2013 running from the coast of CA to the coast of GA in three years. He didn’t even start to run until he was in his … Read More