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!
St. Augustine K9s United 5K | 9K | Family Fun Run - May 21, 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.
RESET St. Augustine 5K - June 4, 2022
Lace up your sneaks and support a great cause at the RESET St. Augustine 5K. Proceeds benefit RESET, a St. Augustine based nonprofit that strives to empower, educate, and engage teens to develop the necessary skills to be productive citizens. Registration is $30-$35.
Bridge of Lions 5K - July 9, 2022
Participate in the annual 5K run across St. Augustine’s Bridge of Lions. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Registration ranges from $25-$45.
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.
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.