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.

July 27, 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!

SuperHero 5K & 10K - September 19, 2021
Bring out your inner superpowers for Nocatee's Spectacular SuperHero 5k and 10k races. This is a time chipped race and all participants receive a race t-shirt and finisher’s medal. The 10K starts at 7:45 a.m., 5K at 8 a.m. Registration is $30 with proceeds benefitting St. Francis House of St. Augustine.

8th Annual Betty Griffin Center 5K Run for Peace – September 25, 2021
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.

Pink Up the Pace – October 2, 2021
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.

The PLAYERS Donna 5K - October 2, 2021
Run for a great cause and help end breast cancer with this behind-the-scenes 5K route through THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Races starts at 8:30 a.m. and registration is $40.

Game On! Ponte Vedra Triathlon – October 10, 2021
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).

Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore – October 23-24, 2021 Cycle from historic St. Augustine to Daytona Beach along the beautiful Florida coastline with a community of riders dedicated to changing the world for people with MS one pedal stroke at a time. Choose from one- or two-day routes ranging from 36 to 100 miles and end day one with a beachside celebration on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. Imagine a world free of MS!

Jail Break 5K - October 30, 2021
Make a break for it at the St. Augustine Old Jail. This 5K takes you across the Vilano Bridge, through Porpoise Point to the Vilano Beach access where transportation awaits to bring you back to the starting point. Registration ranges from $30-$35

Ancient City Boos and Brews 5k Race and Halloween Party – October 30, 2021
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-$35. Sign up!

10th Annual Spoonbills and Sprockets Cycling Tour – November 6, 2021
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.

Cottonmouth Quarter Marathon & 5K - November 7, 2021
This quarter marathon and 5K begin at Sykes Family Farms at 7:45 a.m. The cost to register ranges from $25-$35. Proceeds from the race benefit St. Johns County 4-H. The race is professionally timed, and awards will be presented to the top finishers.

18th Annual Endless Summer Run - November 13, 2021
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 $47 and 5K is $37. The race is professionally timed, and awards will be presented to the top finishers.

St. Augustine Half Marathon & 5K - November 13 & 14, 2021
Join the 11th annual St. Augustine Half Marathon! The 5K takes place on Saturday, November 13 with the half on Sunday, November 14. Both races begin at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine. Registration is $10-$79.

Thankful Turkey Half Marathon & 5K - November 21, 2021
This race takes you through the beautiful Nocatee community. Starting in the Nocatee Field Station near Splash Water Park, this scenic course includes the Greenway Trails and circles through several of the neighborhoods within Nocatee. The half marathon begins at 7 a.m. with the 5K starting at 9 a.m. Registration is $20-$65.

19th Annual Shut Up and Run 5K - November 25, 2021
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 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.

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.

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.