Registration is Now Closed!

Run to the Sun

April 28, 2018  

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 April 13th
$22 $27 $15
April 14th - April 27th
$27 $32 $20
Day of Race $35 $35 $35
  • Register online at, or in person at any one of the 1st Place Sports stores.
  • Now through April 2, use promo code "marchmadness18" when you register online to receive $5 off!
  • Processing fees are added to online registrations.
  • On-line registration is available until noon April 26th! After that time you can register at any 1st Place Sports or on race day.
  • Day of Race Registration starts at 6:30 AM.
  • Race Director: Bill Krause -


Medals to all 8K finishers! The overall and age group winner awards ceremony will be near the finish line. Top 3 overall, top master, top grand master, wheelchair, and top 3 in each age group. Age groups include 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, and 80 & over. Awards given to males and females in each category.

8K Course/Timing

The 8K starts at 8:00 AM on River Road. The course takes you out and back along the beautiful St. John's River. There is a water stop near the 1.5 and 2.5 mile marks. See map for more details. Strollers are not allowed in the 8K. This is a Grand Prix Series race, and certified by the USTAF. You can check your results at, or on the FPS app after the race.

The timing chip is attached to the bib. Do not wear your personal chip. You must cross the mats at the start and the finish to be included in the results. Chips are not used for the One Mile Fun Run.

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 to all finishers and $1,000 in participation money for elementary schools! The Fun Run is FREE, but all participants must register on race day. Carol MacDougall is the Fun Run Coordinator & can be reached at

Packet Pickup

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

Dates: Friday, April 27th, and on Race Day
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
  • 9823 Tapestry Park, Jacksonville, FL 32246

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