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Start

The 1/2 Marathon and 5K will start together at 7:00 AM on Bay Street at the entrance to Metropolitan Park. Day of race packet pickup and registration will be located at the Metropolitan Park main entrance. The 1/2 Marathon and 5K will run together for about one mile and then split at Newnan Street. There will be a men and women’s Challenged Athletes division for both events.

Finish

Both races will finish at Metropolitan Park in front of the Jacksonville Fire Museum under crossed USMC 155mm Howitzers. You will enter the west end of the park from the service road adjacent to Bay Street. There is a 4 hour course limit for the 1/2 marathon.

1/2 Marathon Awards

$500, $300, and $200 will be paid to the top three men and women overall. $100 to the first place masters male and female. Awards will also be presented to the first 3 finishers in each of the following age-groups: 19 and under; 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65- 69 and 70 and over. The 1/2 Marathon awards will be presented at 10 AM at the stage in Metropolitan Park.

5K Awards

Top three men and women overall and to the 1st place masters male and female. Age group awards will also be given. Team awards to the top High School Cross Country and ROTC. 5K awards presented at the stage starting at 9 AM.

Challenged Athletes Awards

1st and 2nd place to the top two men & women in the Wheelchair and in the Prosthetics divisions.

Medals to all 1/2 Marathon & 5K Finishers

Results

Results for both races will be posted at the finish. Full results for both events will be available at
www.1stplacesports.com.

Race Timing

The race will be timed using Race Result Chip Timing System. The timing chip is on the back of the race bib. Do not fold, bend, or alter the race bib. Doing so could results in the timing chip not working. Wear the bib on the front of your clothing. Timing mats will be located at the start, 10K for the half, and finish. No personal chips allowed in this race!

Post Race Celebration

After you finish you will be treated to live music, free beer, food and other refreshments. It all happens inside Metropolitan Park. Bring a blanket and enjoy the morning.

Registration Information

The Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon and the Freedom 5K are open to all runners and walkers. Click here to register. There is individual sign up for the 1/2 Marathon, and 5K. All entry fees are non-transferable. Your entry fee will include a short-sleeve Technical Shirt and a race packet loaded with great items.

Entry Fees

Deadlines
1/2 Marathon
Freedom 5K
Until August 31
$50
$25
Sept. 1 - Sept. 30
$55
$30
Oct. 1 - Oct. 13
$60
$35
Day of Race
$65
$40
High School ROTC /
Cross CountryTeams
$70

Team Registration

There will be team competition in the 5K only for Cross Country and NJROTC teams. There will be first, second and third place awards presented. Each team can have up to seven members with the first four counting in the scoring. To get a team entry call Chris Rodatz at (904) 655-6511. All team members must sign up as teams and individually.

Race Packet Pick-up

Packets may be picked up at one of the following six 1st Place Sports locations:

  • 3931 Baymeadows Road
  • 2016 San Marco Blvd.
  • 4870 Big Island Drive in St. Johns Town Center
  • 424 South Third Street in Jacksonville Beach
  • 1000 South Ponce de Leon Blvd., in St. Augustine
  • 2186 Park Ave. in Orange Park

Pick-up is Thursday, Oct 12th and Friday, Oct 13th from 10 AM until 6 PM. Packets may also be picked up on race day at Metropolitan Park entrance on Bay Street starting at 5:30 AM.

Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, will serve as the official host hotel of the race. They are offering a discounted rate for double and single guest rooms. Reservations can be made online at https://aws.passkey.com/go/JAXMarineCorpsHalfMarathon2017 or by calling (888) 421-1442. Mention Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon.

Race Course Information


Porta Potties - Several locations on the course.
Water Stops - Every 2 miles with water and Gatorade.
Gel Stations - Mile 6 & 8.
Photos - Speedy Banana will be the official photographer.



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