All runner packets will be available for pickup Friday, January 27, Noon. to 6 pm, at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, and the morning of the event beginning at 5:30 am. Photo ID and email confirmation will be required.
Relay teams: Any team member may pick up the team race packets with a copy of the registration confirmation. That person will be responsible for distributing materials to the other members of the team.
The start/finish line is on the baseball field. Parking is available in Lots P, J, M and N on the West Side between The Baseball Grounds and EverBank Field.
Please review these race instructions prior to the day of the race. Race Instrutions
1-Mile Fun Run
Runners can register the day of the race for the 1-mile fun run at the registration tent. Registration is $25 shirt included or $10 shirt not included. Anyone who has previously registered for the 55K, 30K, or 55K Relay, and wants to also participate in the 1-Mile Fun Run, can also register on the day of the race for an additional $5 cash donation to Wolfson Children's Hospital.
Community Village – located in right field 9am-1pm
Enjoy activities with the following:
501st Legion/ Star Wars
Web.com Tour Putting Green
Home Depot Workshop
Gator Clowns of Jacksonville
THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health
Wolfson Children’s Sports and Orthopedics
Community Health Screenings
Girly Girl Partea’s
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Tin Can Photo Lounge
Food Court – located in right field
10:00am4 Rivers Smokehouse : Open -2:00pm
Beer Sales : Open 8:00am – end of race
Entertainment provided by:
Wolfson 55 Medal Ceremony, 12pm
Jacksonville Jaguars’ D-Line
Jacksonville Country Day School Choir
55K begins at 7am
30K begins at 8am
1 Mile Fun Run at 1:30pm
A bag check area will be provided in the Community Village near the start/finish line.
Mark your bag clearly with your name and race number, and please try to keep personal items to a minimum to ensure safety.
Medical First Aid Stations
Medical first aid stations will be located at various points along the course and at the finish line.
The use of strollers / jogging strollers while running is discouraged, however, as a children’s hospital event, we understand strollers, wheelchairs and running chairs are a natural feature, especially for the 1-Mile Fun Run. Please note, the route can be congested and a lap race will have runners of many different paces in both directions. If a stroller/chair is needed during the race, the stroller/chair must yield to runners at all points of the race. This may require coming to a complete stop. In addition, the course has uneven surfaces, grass surfaces, and curbs. It is possible that strollers/chairs will not be allowed on certain areas of the baseball field, if conditions prohibit it. The Race Director reserves the right to prohibit strollers/chairs at any point of the race if they become a safety issue or impede the progress of the race.
Crossing the Finish Line
There is a cut off time for the 55K, 30K, and Relay Team races. Participants will not be allowed to start a lap after 2:00 p.m., and the course will close at 3:00 p.m. no matter where someone is on the route. At 3:00 p.m., the finish line, results and course support will close.
Family members who aren't registered are not allowed to run across the finish line with runners. Only officially registered participants, volunteers, and race officials are allowed on the course. If you do not have a race number, volunteer t-shirt, or race official race credentials, you will be asked to leave the course.
Enjoy the fun atmosphere in the Community Village on the baseball field with free family-friendly activities and entertainment from 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
Coolers and Grills
Registered runners particpating in the event may bring one (1) small cooler (may not exceed 60 qt size). Alcohol is strictly prohibited. All coolers will be searched upon event entry. Coolers in violation of size or content will not be allowed to enter the event. Due to safety and security, grills, crockpots and other devices that require flame or electric for heat are not allowed in the event area. Coolers are prohibited for spectators.
Lost & Found
Lost and Found is located at the registration tent. Items will be held for 30 days post-race and then donated to a local charity. To locate your lost items after the event, please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.