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.

September 22, 2022
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!

First Coast Color Run - January 21, 2023
This is a timed event and each participant will receive a white Color Run T-shirt and a finisher’s medal. Race starts at 9 a.m. from the Aberdeen Amenity Center, 110 Flower of Scottland Ave., St. Augustine. Registration is $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.

Totally Awesome 80's 5K and 10K at Nocatee - February 12, 2023
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. Both races start at 7:45 a.m. Races are chip timed and include a t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Registration is $30-$35.

Lighthouse NightFest 5K & Fun Run - February 18, 2023
Join us for the annual Lighthouse Night Fest, 5K and Fun Run from 4-8 p.m. Participants in the 5K and Fun Run will receive finishers medals and a T-shirt. Night Fest features children's crafts, refreshments, live music and more will be available for all guests — plus you can climb to the top of the tower for the best view in all of Northeast Florida!

3K Raptor Run - March 5, 2023
This fun run is designed for all ages to participate in as we run to help save endangered species in Florida. Registration is $35-$45 and the race begins and ends at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

St. Augustine K9s United 5K and 9K - April 29, 2023
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. Registration starts at $23 and begins at 8 a.m. at the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Vilano Bridge 5K & 10K - April 1, 2023
Join the 26th Annual Vilano Bridge 5K & 10K Run that starts at the Vilano Beach Community Center and Park and winds through the Vilano Beach community and across the scenic Vilano Bridge with its sweeping views of the Intracoastal and area beaches. This 10K run will continue to wind through Vilano area communities. Both races finish at the North Shores Community Park for the post-race celebration with food, beer, music, drawings & fun! A family 1-Mile Fun Run will immediately follow the 5K. The 5K and 10K races begin at 8 a.m. and registration ranges from $10-$45.

Run for Peace 5K - April 8, 2023
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. Registration ranges from $25-$35. The run begins at 8 a.m. at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park at St. Augustine Beach.

5K Race to the Taste - April 30, 2023
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.

Game On! Ponte Vedra Triathlon (Spring Edition) - May 21, 2023
Headquartered at Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park, this event includes an Olympic distance Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike as well as the Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon. Registration is $99-$209 depending on the race selected.

Game On! St. Augustine Triathlon - July 30, 2023
Headquartered at Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park, this event includes an Olympic distance Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike as well as the Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon. Registration is $89-$199 depending on the race selected.

Pink up the Pace 5K - October 7, 2023
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-$40.

Game On! Ponte Vedra Triathlon (Fall Edition) - October 15, 2023
Headquartered at Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park, this event includes an Olympic distance Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike as well as the Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon. Registration is $99-$209 depending on the race selected.

Santa Suits on the Loose 5K - December 9, 2023
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-$40. Proceeds benefit St. Augustine Youth Services.

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