Registration is Now Open!

Run to the Sun

April 8, 2017  

8K starts at 8 AM and Fun Run starts at 9:30 AM 



Download the Race Flyer (PDF)

Entry Fees

  Striders Non Striders Kids 13 & Under
Until March 24th
$22 $25 $15
March 25th - April 7th
$27 $30 $20
Day of Race $35 $35 $35
  • $2.00 OFF if you preregister with your own timing chip
  • Sorry, there are no refunds.
  • The Florida Striders are going green. (No paper mail-in entries.)
  • Registration will be handled by 1st Place Sports.  You may either register online via (Credit Card payments ONLY are accepted for online registration at A convenience fee will be charged.)
  • You may also register in person at any 1st Place Sports location!
  • On-line registration is available until Weds, April 5th by 12 noon!! After that time you can register at any 1st Place Sports or on race day.
  • Day of Race Registration starts at 7:00 AM.
  • Race Director: Bill Krause -


Top 3 Overall male and female, Top Masters & Grand Masters male and female, plus male & female Age Group awards for the top 3 finishers in each age group as follows: 10 and under, 11-13, 14 -19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over.  (No Multiple Awards.) Awards ceremony at 10am.
Everyone gets a finisher medal!

8K Course/Timing

The 8K course starts at Wells Road & River Road and finishes at Bestbet. It is a USATF Certified Course (FL11046EBM) along the beautiful St. Johns River on River Road. The race will be timed using the ChampionChip (chip must be worn on shoe or ankle during the race). Do not wear your personal chip if you sign up on race day.

Fun Run

The FREE One-Mile Fun Run starts at 9:30AM in the field behind Bestbet. Entry forms available race morning (do not mail in). Ribbons and water bottles to all finishers and $1000 in participation money for elementary schools! The Fun Run is FREE, but all participants must register on race day. Suzanne Baker is the Fun Run Coordinator & can be reached at

Packet Pickup

Please check your packet pick up location box on the entry form.

Dates:    Thursday, April 6th & Friday, April 7th
Times:    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

1st Place Sports locations:

  • 3931 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217
  • 2016 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
  • 2186 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073
  • 4870 Big Island Dr., St. Johns Town Center, 32246

All packets not picked up at 1st Place Sports will be moved to bestbet for race day pick up.