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

Celebration Run 5k and fun run

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Show your American pride running the 1st place sports Celebration Run 5k and fun run! This race has a great course, awesome medals and lots of post race food. If you get there early enough you can even grab an American flag to run with! So grab your best red white and blue running outfit and register soon.  Afterwards stop … Read More

Run for the Pies 5k

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Every year 1st Place Sports puts on an evening race called Run for the Pies. It is a 5k that rewards you with a pie if you run under 20 minutes (gun time) for males and under 24 minutes (gun time) for females. If you don’t run that fast don’t worry because everyone will receive a awesome medal! I love being able to watch the Nike championship … 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

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

Ragnar Relay Alafia River Trail

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The weeks leading up to Ragnar Relay Alafia River Trail were a little uneasy for me. I had injured my achilles and wasn’t able to train the way I normally would- in fact, I didn’t run at all for five weeks. I have a solid running base so I wasn’t TOO worried, but 32 miles (the distance each runner on … Read More

New York Marathon 2016

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One of our biggest dreams was to run the iconic NYC Marathon and it was coming true. We were very unsure on how to run this marathon since we had been doing heart rate training and didn’t want to get too caught up in the crowds and exhaust our bodies too soon into the race. So, we decided to just … Read More