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.
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!
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.
Game On! Ponte Vedra Triathlon – October 9, 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).
Jail Break 5K - October 22, 2022
Make a break from St. Augustine at the Jail Break 5K. This 5K race takes participants from The Authentic Old Jail across the Vilano Bridge, through Porpoise Point, ending at the Vilano Beach access. The race starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $25-$40.
Ancient City Boos and Brews 5K - October 29, 2022
Join the Ancient City Brewing Boos and Brews 5K Race and Halloween Party. The 5K begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Ancient City Brewery located at 3420 Agricultural Center Drive. This is a chip-timed race and includes a race shirt, finishers medal and after party music! You can pick your swag up on race day beginning at 5 p.m. Registration ranges from $25-$40.
Cottonmouth Quarter Marathon and 5K - November 12, 2022
This quarter marathon and 5K begin at Sykes Family Farms at 7:45 a.m. The cost to register ranges from $25-$50. Proceeds from the race benefit St. Johns County 4-H. The race is professionally timed, and awards will be presented to the top finishers.
Endless Summer Run - November 19, 2022
This event features a 5K beach run/walk and 10K cross country run in Anastasia State Park at 7:30 a.m. The registration cost for the 10K is $50 and 5K is $40.
First Coast Turkey Trot - November 24, 2022
This running event is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day at 8:30 a.m. It benefits the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Ski & Winter Sports Athletic Club. The event takes place at Mickler’s Landing Beach. There will be no on-site registration, all registration must be done via their website before race day. Registration is $30-$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
Jingle Jog 5K and Reindeer Run - December 2, 2022
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.
Guana 50K and 12K Trail Races - December 4, 2022
Participate in this 50K and 12K race at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. The 50K individual and team races begin at 8 a.m. The 12K race begins at 1 p.m. Registration ranges from $40-$120.
Santa Suits on the Loose - December 10, 2022
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 28, 2023
This race takes participants throughout downtown St. Augustine along the Matanzas River through the historic city and ends at Castillo Drive. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the free fun run begins at 9:15 a.m. The cost to register ranges from $30-$35.
Conquer the Trails - February 11, 2023
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 is $30-$35.