Ameris Bank Jacksonville Marathon, ½ marathon and 5k

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Come run the oldest marathon in Jacksonville to end the year of racing December 16th. There is a full, half and a 5k so something for everyone to run. The medal is beautiful this year and they are also giving participants a ½ zip long sleeve shirt to all those registered too. It is a great race with great temps … Read More

Community First Thanksgiving Distance Classic

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The Community First Thanksgiving Distance Classic is one of the best ways to kick off your Thanksgiving morning. The race has two options: the half marathon and the 5K. There is also a 1 mile fun run. Beginning at Pickwick Plaza on San Jose Blvd. and winding through the beautiful Mandarin neighborhoods, the course is well marked and has digital … Read More

Tour De Pain 

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If you want to challenge yourself in the heat of summer in Florida then the Tour De Pain race is a must! It is a two day race starting with a 4 mile beach run August 11th in the evening then a 5k Saturday morning then a 1 mile sizzler Saturday afternoon. It is a tough but fun race! You … 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

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

1st Pace Sports St. Patty’s Day Run 10k/5k

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Grab a kilt and some running shoes and come join us for the St. Patty’s day 10k or 5k race in Evergreen cemetery! 1st place sports are putting yet another great race in our area with an awesome tech shirt and finisher medal to all registered along with a pint of beer at the finish. I know it’s not your … Read More

Gate River Run & Tropical Smoothie

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The Gate River Run is the largest 15K in the country and this year it’s the 40th anniversary of this iconic race.  March 11th thousands will be toeing the start line to earn that coveted top 10% finisher hat. Will you be among them?  1st place Sports does an  amazing job putting on this race! If a 15k isn’t in your racing plans there is also a 5k and a kids run … Read More