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The Inaugural Times-Union Half Marathon & 5K is coming to Jacksonville, FL on January 11, 2020 for a fun day of running and celebrating! Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a beginner, you’ll have a blast running through downtown Jacksonville and celebrating your finish in Hemming Park with a huge party featuring delicious craft beer, free food, and live music!

How to enter the The Times-Union Half

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    Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $49–$59
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    5k Run

    Run 5km
    $24–$29
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The Times-Union Half routes

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THE HALF MARATHON

This USATF Certified Half Marathon course will run through downtown Jacksonville. Included will be a long stretch on the Jacksonville Riverwalk, which runs alongside the St. Johns River. This course provides 8 aid station opportunities with 2 portable toilets per station.

The half marathon time limit is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

5k

This USATF Certified 5K course will run through downtown Jacksonville. There will be one aid station along the course.

The 5k time limit is one hour.

Event Details

What’s Included
QUARTER-ZIP FLEECE

Half runners get an awesome long-sleeve 1/4-zip fleece!

TECH T-SHIRT

All runners get a cool short-sleeve tech race tee!

FINISHER'S MEDAL

All runners also get a Times-Union Half commemorative medal!

A ROCKIN' PARTY

The fun doesn’t stop after the run! The post-race party will be rockin’ with great music, entertainment, free pizza, free beer, and more. The best part? Friends & family get in free!

Are there awards for top finishers?

For both the half and 5k, prizes are awarded to the top 3 men and women finishers overall, and to the top 3 men and women in the following categories: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Awards must be picked up at the red tent near the finish or on stage.
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Raceday Logistics
Packet Pick-ups

Friday, January 10th: 11 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, January 11th: 5:45 AM to 7:30 AM

Here you will receive your bib and your tech tee. Shirts won’t be mailed out after the event if you don’t pick yours up, so don’t skip out! More details will be posted here as we get closer to the event, so be sure to check back!
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Volunteers
We wouldn’t be able to make this happen without the support of our wonderful volunteers! Volunteer information is coming soon. Once those details are finalized, there will be a page linked above dedicated to all volunteer details.
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FAQs
Can I run with a baby stroller?

You are more than welcome to run with your jogging stroller, but you must start in the back of the corral for the safety of other runners, and for you & your mini-me!

Can I run with my dog?

No, we love dogs but they’re not allowed on the course during the race.

Are the roads closed for the race?

Yes, the majority of the course will be on closed roads. In areas where the roads remain open, there will be coned off areas with course marshals to ensure the safety of all runners.

Are walkers allowed?

Walkers are welcome in all events, but they will need to abide by course closure times (3 hours, 30 minutes for the half marathon and one hour for the 5K).

The Times-Union Half weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

79°F
Predicted highs
67°F
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 12mph

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Rugged Maniac
Remember when you were a kid and you used to run around outside with your friends climbing trees, jumping in puddles, playing tag, and just plain having fun? Well Rugged Maniac is simply an adult version of that! We build 25+ epic obstacles for you and your friends to play on (like fire jumps, water slides, trampolines, and underground tunnels), put them in a 3-mile course, and then throw a crazy party with plenty of beer and music!

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