Celebration Run 5K

Celebration Run 5K

Celebration Run 5K

( 2 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Jacksonville,
    United States
  • July
  • 3 miles/5K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Jenn LE

Florida, United States
13 23
"Celebration 5K"
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Jenn LE's thoughts:

Summer racing is tough in Florida, but the Celebration 5K is always a good time.

OVERALL - The race starts at 7:30 AM and runners have the option to carry full-size American flags if they are so inclined. After the race, there is plenty of beer (full size cans of several different kinds!), popsicles, watermelon, and also watermelon eating and seed spitting contests and a patriotic costume contest. Several local vendors are there with contests and giveaways, too.

T-SHIRTS/SWAG - Registrants receive a logo, gender-specific t-shirt, race-branded bib and large custom medal.

AID STATIONS - Water stations were available at every mile. In addition, one spectator set up an unofficial otter pop station at Mile 2.5. Absolutely amazing.

COURSE SCENERY - The race starts at the 1st Place Sports on Baymeadows. It continues for one mile east on Baymeadows, and then loops into the neighborhood behind the store. The course is a pretty and shaded residential area, which happens to be nice and flat.

EXPO QUALITY - n/a. Packet pickup was at 1st Place Sports stores in the days prior to the race.


PARKING/ACCESS - Parking is available in the different lots around the store and neighboring shops. I always plan to arrive early to get a good spot, but there is plenty available.

A 1 mile kids' fun run is offered to little ones. There is also a huge, blowout sale at the 1st Place Sports store after the race.

It's a great way to start the Independence Day holiday!

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