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Right Whale Fest 5K Run & 2.5K Walk

No race in 2016 -- on Jacksonville Beach, FL -

Please join us on the shores of the right whales' only known calving area to show support for this amazing species. Celebrate the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whales' annual return to the Southeast U.S.! With as few as 350 remaining, right whales are most threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and vessel strikes. Take part in the Beach Cleanup, enjoy the many activities of the Right Whale Festival at the SeaWalk and participate in the Right Whale 5K Run & 2.5K Walk at the Lifesaving Station (Beach Boulevard at the beach) in the afternoon.
5K Run  -- Beach Cleanup: 9 – 11 am -- Exhibits -- Vendors -- Music...


Right Whale Fest 5K RUN & 2.5K WALK

 No race in 2016

- Produced by Performance Multisports

DATE & TIME: November -The 5K Run & 2.5K Walk start at 10:30AM (for tide)

PLACE: Start and finish on Jacksonville Beach in front of the Red Cross Life Saving Station, at the east end of Beach Boulevard. Look for the tall colored flags on the beach. (GPS: to 2 Oceanfront, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250)

REGISTRATION: Register online (available soon) until the evening of 11/10/16. Remember, be sure to pre-register by 10/28, in order to guarantee that you receive an official Running the Blues T-shirt on race day.

OR register by mail until 11/4, by sending completed entry form and fee to: Performance Multisports, 365 Charlemagne Circle, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.   
AFTER 11/4: Register online until 11/10, OR Register on Race Day with this Entry Form beginning an hour before race starting time at race site.
ENTRY FEES: Early = $20.00 (online or postmarked by 10/7);
     -- From 10/7 through 10/28 = $23.00 (online or postmarked by 10/28);
     -- From 10/28 through Day of Event = $25.00
RACE PACKET PICK-UP & LATE ENTRY: race packet pick-up and race-day registration at the Lifesaving Station at the east end of  Beach Boulevard on race day, beginning an hour before race start.
SAVE TIME ON RACE DAY:  print, fill out, and bring along your completed Entry Form & fee
MUST I WEAR MY RACE NUMBER BIB?  YES!  To be included in race results and any prizes, you must have fully completed the entry form (online or paper), wear your race bib visibly on the front of your shirt or shorts while racing, and must turn in your bib's bottom stub at the finish to be recorded as a official participant. DO NOT PIN THROUGH THE STUB.
COURSE: Accurate, measured 5-Kilometer (3.1 mi.) double-out-and-back course on the flat, smooth beach, starting and finishing just east of the Red Cross Life Saving Station, Jax Beach. Aid stations with water at Miles 1.5 and at the finish. Markers at each mile and at 1/2 mile to go. Walk is 2.5K (1.55 mile) on the beach.
PARKING: Parking is available along the local streets and in the public lots near the beach off First Street, just south of Beach Boulevard.
T-SHIRTS: be sure to pre-register by 10/28, in order to guarantee that you receive an official Running the Blues T-shirt on race day.

 If we do not know you are coming, we cannot plan to have a T-shirt waiting for you at Check-in.

Example of 2014 T-shirts ---->


WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE RUN / WALK? At about Noon, after all runners have finished, there will be Awards for finishers at the patio on the East side of the American Red Cross Lifesaving Station. Winners must be present to claim their awards.  After the Awards presentation, take a short walk over to the Springing the Blues Festival at the SeaWalk Pavilion.
AWARDS: At about Noon, outside on the boardwalk, at the Lifesaving Station -- Awards to top Overall and Masters, male & female, plus top three winners in each age group: 13 & under, 14-19, 20-25, 26-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up.
MUSIC & FOOD: Be sure to visit the Springing the Blues Festival for great food and refreshments. AND THE GREAT MUSIC IS FREE!!


Runners/Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the annual Right Whale Fest 5K Run & 2.5K Walk, hosted by Performance Multisports.  Participants are encouraged to support the Right Whale Festival.

Volunteers are needed and encouraged to assist in the preparation, registration, and on race day.  Contact Jakson at Performance Multisports (904 / 373-8411) if you would like to assist with this event.

CONTACT US: JaksonRuns@gmail.com or by phone at 904 / 373-8411

The mission of the Right Whale Festival is to celebrate right whales and the beginning of right whale calving season.  The goal is to engage the community and heighten public awareness of both right whales and the importance of the area as the whales make their seasonal return to the waters off FL/GA coast -- the only known North Atlantic right whale calving grounds.  This one-day family festival will feature children’s activities, music, beach cleanup, a beach run, and other activities geared towards informing and inspiring the community about right whales, their habitat, and conservation needs. For more details about the Right Whale Festival, click here.  

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