Urban core offers fun ways to #RunDTJax in 2015

Whether you’re a 12-minute mile or six-minute mile, Downtown is the place to hit the pavement with your sneakers in 2015, hosting close to 20 runs and races through December 2015. (And our educated, we-host-thousands-of-events-on-our-website-calendar guess is there will be even more Downtown run events announced soon.)

From challenging 5Ks for beginners to tackling the Green Monster in the Gate River Run for experienced runners, Downtown delivers a breath-catching workout with breathtaking city views.


Check out this list of upcoming run events compiled by and DVI:

Jan. 31: Wolfson Children’s Challenge 1-Mile Fun Run, 30K Individual Run, 55K Ultra Relay, 55K Ultra Marathon, Downtown Jacksonville

Feb. 7: Fight for Air Climb, Downtown Jacksonville

Feb. 14: Donna 5K and Family Fun Run, Prime Osborn Convention Center

March 14: Gate River Run, Downtown Jacksonville

March 21: Run for Shelter, 622 W. Union St.

March 29: Run 13.1 and 5K, Jacksonville Landing

March 29: Mount Acosta Classic, Acosta Bridge

April 11: One Spark 5K, Downtown Jacksonville

April 15: Beson4 Media Group Corporate Run, Metropolitan Park

May 9: Shannon Miller Lifestyle 5K and Children’s Fun Run

June 13: Run for the Pies, Jacksonville Landing

July 25: Vestcor 5K Bridges Run, Jacksonville Landing

Aug. 7 – 8: Tour de Pain

Aug. 29: Lung Force 5K, Jacksonville Landing

Oct. 3: Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon and 5K, Metropolitan Park

Oct. 3: Jacksonville Challenge Urban Scavenger Race, Downtown Jacksonville

Oct. 17: Race for the Cure, Metropolitan Park

Nov. 8: Salute to Veterans 5K, Jacksonville Landing

Nov. 21: McKenzie’s Run, EverBank Field


Looking for a Downtown workout to enjoy any day of the year? Or are you training for one of the bad boys listed above? Check out our recent #RunDTJax blog post and our Getting Fit Downtown itinerary for great urban-core workout suggestions. We’ll see you – in your race bib – Downtown soon!

Did we overlook a race taking place Downtown this year? Use the comment section below to help us add to the list.