The summer heat is starting to wind down, and we’re getting ready to run outside again! Organizations and communities throughout the area are coming together for 5Ks, 10Ks, and fun runs to raise money, awareness, or even just for the love of running. So if you’re ready to enjoy the fall breeze and the winter chill and get a little fresh air in your lungs, join a group at the starting line of one of St. Augustine’s fall and winter races.
Alex’s Capes & Tiaras 5K
August 18, 8am
Runners, walkers, and wheelchairs are welcome at this third annual 5K that honors Alex Landis, a young woman who made a tremendous difference in helping those who suffer from neuromuscular disabilities (NMD), despite her own physical disadvantages. Never one to shy away from glitter and glitz, the race honors Alex with a 5K, so bring your capes and tiaras and run for fun…or for a good time! Day-of Registration is $35. All proceeds benefit NMD United.
Feel the Love 5K
St. Johns County Pier
September 8, 8am
Local charity St. Augustine United presents the third annual Feel the Love 5K to benefit the mission of St. Augustine United – helping citizens to aid local charities. The race follows a flat 3.1-mile course through St. Augustine Beach neighborhoods, starting and finishing at the Pier. Awards are given to overall male and female finishers as well as the top three in each age category. Race day registration is $35.
Endless Summer Run 5K/10K
Anastasia State Park
September 15, 7:30am
Sponsored by Don’s Friends and the Friends of Anastasia State Park, the Endless Summer Run offers runners of all levels an opportunity to participate in a 5K or 10K run through the natural beauty of Anastasia State Park. The 10K (6.2 miles) is a cross-country run through Anastasia State Park’s diverse terrain, including beach, hammock, and salt marsh. Stretch your summer out just a little longer in Florida paradise. Registration starts at $35.
Pink Up the Pace
St. Augustine City Gates
October 6, 8am
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, Pink Up the Pace is more than just a race. The organization serves both women and men in an effort to raise funds for imaging services to detect breast cancer, increase public awareness of the importance of early detection, and provide support to survivors and their families. So it’s time to do your part for supporting by getting out there and running your heart out (or walking or even participating in the fun run).
Jail Break 5K
The Old Jail
October 27, 8am
Do you have what it takes to make a break? Channel your inner convict as you make your escape from The Old Jail and climb the treacherous Vilano Bridge. But as exciting as the run itself is, the real fun starts at 0.0. Between the costume contest, finish line Bloody Marys, and tons of race swag, there’s no better way to spend your Halloween weekend. Registration is $25 (or $45 on the day of the race). If you’d rather have all of the fun and none of the work, entrance to 0.0 is $25.
Cottonmouth Quarter Marathon & 5K
Sykes and Cooper Farms
November 3, 8am
Get that crisp November air into your lungs at the Cottonmouth Quarter Marathon & 5K. The run follows a beautiful track of St. Johns County land, starting and ending at Sykes and Cooper Farms. Proceeds from the race benefit the St. Johns County 4H and help fund their programs for local children to develop new skills and interests. Day of registration for the quarter marathon is $45. Day of registration for the 5K is $35.
St. Augustine Half Marathon
November 11, 6:45am
One of the city’s largest annual races and (if we may say so) one of the most beautiful courses in the country. The half marathon course winds through downtown, over the Bridge of Lions, and across the island. Awards will be given out to top finishers in multiple ages categories in the half marathon, the 10K, and the 5K. Runners must be registered by November 5. Registration is $95 for the half marathon, $50 for the 10K, $40 for the 5K, and $10 for the Kids Fun Run.
Run Turkey Run
World Golf Village
November 22, 7:30am
Start a new family tradition this Thanksgiving with the Run Turkey Run 5k in beautiful World Golf Village. The 4th Annual Run Turkey Run will be loaded with tradition and fun for the whole family. There will be great prizes and awards, and you’ll be heading out in plenty of time to get home for turkey. So plan to get that turkey in the oven early and come kick out a quick 5k run or walk to start off your day in a healthy way. Day of registration for the 5K is $40.
Turkey Trot 10K/5K/Fun Run
Nocatee Splash Park
November 22, 7:30am
Get the family up and running this Thanksgiving with the 3rd Annual Turkey Trot. The inaugural event in 2016 boasted over 400 runners and this year’s race is proving to be the biggest yet. The race route highlights the beauty of the community’s flatwood pine forests, the splash park, and other picturesque sites. It’s the perfect way to work up a serious appetite for your Thanksgiving dinner. Day of registration for the 10K and the 5K is $45. The fun run is $5 per child.
Santa Suits on the Loose 5K
St. Augustine Beach Pier
December 8, 8am
Start your December out right by running up your Christmas spirit! With Santa suits provided for the first 100 registrants, this is one of St. Augustine’s most fun holiday traditions. The course follows a beautiful path through the St. Augustine Beach neighborhoods and ends back at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park. Proceeds from the race benefit St. Augustine Youth Services – an organization that serves local foster kids and those with a mental health diagnosis and non-traditional families.
January 26, 2019
One of the area’s fastest races, the Matanzas 5K follows a beautifully scenic route through downtown St. Augustine and along the Matanzas River. The race will begin at 8am. In addition to the 5K, there will also a Fun Run beginning at 9:15am. T-shirts will be given to the first 100 runners, and an awards ceremony will happen at 9:30am at Ketterlinus gym. Registration on the day of the race is $35. Registration for the Fun Run is on race day only.
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