Staying Fit is a Good Thing on Florida’s Historic Coast

With so many ways to enjoy the outdoors on Florida’s Historic Coast, it’s easy to raise your heartbeat and raise awareness for a good cause at the same time. It’s a win-win for all.

October 20, 2021
Stay Fit on Florida's Historic Coast

And since there’s nothing like a little healthy competition to motivate you, here are details for some upcoming races to get your heart pumping. Ready, set, go!

Jingle Jog 5K and Reindeer Run - December 3, 2021
This time chipped race will wind through beautiful St. Johns Golf & Country Club. All participants receive a glow stick, glow necklace and a chocolate finisher’s medal. Registration is $10-$20 and the race starts at 6 p.m. at the amenity center located at 205 St Johns Golf Dr, St. Augustine.

Santa Suits on the Loose 5K - December 11, 2021
Join this walk/jog/run starting and ending at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park along a flat 3.1-mile course through St. Augustine Beach neighborhoods. The race begins at 8 a.m. Registration ranges from $30-$35.

Matanzas 5K & Fun Run - January 22, 2022
Race along the Matanzas River and throughout downtown St. Augustine. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. next to Francis Field and begins at 9:15 a.m. The cost to register ranges from $30-$35.

Totally Awesome 80s 5K & 10K - February 12 & 13, 2022
Break out your totally cool 80s gear, lace up your Reeboks and get ready to boogie and run to the Totally Awesome 1980s 5k and 10k race. Race start time for the 5k starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday with the 10k at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, Races are chip timed and include a t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Registration is $30-$35. Race begins at the Nocatee Field Station, 400 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra.

Conquer the Trails 5K - February 19, 2022
Conquer the Trails 5K will take place at TrailMark Community in World Golf Village. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Furever Urs Rescue. Cost for the race is $30 for the first 50 registered after that the fee is $35. F

Lighthouse Night Fest, 5K and Fun Run – March 5, 2022
This special day commemorates the re-lighting of the 1874 St. Augustine Lighthouse. Sign-up to participate in the Junior Service League's Lighthouse Annual 5K & Fun Run and then join us after the race for a free open house until 8 PM. Night Fest features children's crafts, refreshments, live music and more. And if you’re not tired out, climb to the top of the tower for the best view in all of Northeast Florida!

St. Augustine K9s United 5K | 9K | Family Fun Run - March 12, 2022
Join K9s United at World Golf Hall of Fame for the K9s United 9K for K9s. This event includes the classic 5k, our challenging 9k plus a 1-mile fun run! Both the 5k and 9k will be chip timed with awards for the top runners in each category. All the runs are open to runners and walkers of all levels. Registration is $16-$35.

4th Annual End Endo 5K - March 26, 2022
Participate in the 4th Annual Endometriosis 5K that winds through World Golf Village. The 5K starts at 10 a.m., at the Holiday Inn World Golf Village, 475 Commerce Lake Dr., St. Augustine. Registration is $30 and includes a t-shirt and finishers medal.

10th Annual Spoonbills and Sprockets Cycling Tour – April 4, 2022
Experience the beautiful A1A Scenic Byway by bike. The tour starts in Marineland and consists of cycling routes that pass through historic St. Augustine, the Hammock and Flagler Beach. The race has 15, 36, 72 or 100 mile routes and takes place from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Early packet pickup with a festive kick off cookout on Friday, November 5 from 3-7 p.m. at River to Sea Preserve, 9805 N. Oceanshore Blvd.

8th Annual Betty Griffin Center 5K Run for Peace – April 9, 2022
Join Betty Griffin Center for a family-friendly 5K and help support the Betty Griffin Center which saves the lives of domestic and sexual abuse survivors in St. Johns County. The run begins at 8 a.m. at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park at St. Augustine Beach.

Race to the Taste 5K - April 24, 2022
This race starts and ends at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with the course going through Anastasia State Park and surrounding neighborhoods. The race begins at 11 a.m., and registration for the race is $30 day of race and $25 in advance.

First Coast Color Run 5K & Fun Run - May 7 & 8, 2022
Let your true colors shine for the First Coast Color Run 5K Race! This race will wind through the very scenic Saint Johns Golf and Country Club community. This is a timed event and each participant will receive a sports towel, a finisher’s medal and a pack of colored pencils. The 5K race starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Fun Run is on Sunday at 9 a.m.. Both races start from the Saint Johns Golf and Country Club, 205 Saint Johns Golf Dr., St. Augustine. Registration is $30-35.

Game On! Ponte Vedra Triathlon – May 15, 2022
The triathlon will take place at Mickler's Landing Beach and will include an Olympic distance Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike as well as the Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon. The swim will take place in the Atlantic Ocean, with a scenic bike course through the GTM Research Reserve and finishes with a run North on Ponte Vedra Blvd. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. and the cost to participate is $89-$169 (varies depending on the race).

Pink Up the Pace – October 1, 2022
Participate in the largest 5K race in St. Augustine starting at 8 a.m. near the City Gate in downtown St. Augustine. The race route takes runners throughout downtown St. Augustine. Registration ranges from $15-$35.

20th Annual Shut Up and Run 5K - November 24, 2022
This running event is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day at 8 a.m. It benefits the St. Francis House, St. Johns County's only privately funded homeless shelter. The event takes place at Treaty Park. Registration is $35 per person. 1595 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine

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