Striders Summer Classic 2024


Striders Summer Classic 2024

Time: 7:30 AM
Fee: $45.00
Member Discount Applicable

Striders Summer Classic 2024

Time: 7:30 AM
Fee: $45.00
Member Discount Applicable


The Florida Striders and Pinch a Penny at Mandarin are proud to present our new race, the Striders Summer Classic.


The 5K race begins at 7:30 AM on a brand new course.  Over 50% of the course will be in the shade to offset the humidity.  The course features a fun last 1.5 miles that feature three signficant downhills and one uphill.  The course starts and finishes in front of Pinch a Penny at Mandarin at 11112 San Jose Blvd.  

This also is the third event in the new Florida Strider's Championship Series.  More information can be found at


Please note we will be closing registration 15 minutes prior to the start of the race to allow participants to start on time.  Packet pickup will go all the way until race time.

We will be selling Strider swag and apparel with our new logo displayed.  Also on sale will be former race t-shirts.  Come prepared to browse this new feature.  



Online registration is open now, as well as in the First Place Sports stores. There will also be day of race registration, but don't wait until then, as the prices go up. Early packet pickup at one of the 1st Place Sports locations is highly encouraged.


1st, 2nd and 3rd place age group awards , 1st place male and female master and grandmaster awards.

Runners can check with the volunteers near the Awards table to see if they placed, or they can go to the 1st Place Sports website. 


There will be a water station on the course at mile 1 and mile 2, and refreshments on tables beyond the finish line area.

Start Line

The 5K starts at 7:30.  To respect the warm up routine of all we will start on time.

Competitive runners are encouraged to start near the front, and walkers near the back please.


The course starts in front of Pinch a Penny and takes a quick left onto Claire Road and winds through neighborhoods before getting on Scott Mill Road.  Once runners take a left on Scott Mill Lane they will experience several downhill opportunities before ending back on Scott Mill Road.  The finish features another gradual downhill through the neighborhoods all the way to the finish.  It's a great opportunity to run a solid time for the summer before heading into the busy racing season in August.

Finish Line

Please be mindful of other runners finishing so please continue past the finish line area.

Finisher medals will go to the top 675 finishers


For Strider Family Memberships, every family member who is going to register for our races MUST HAVE THEIR OWN PROFILE. This is the way to register spouses and children correctly and get our Club race discount rate.

Here is how to do it. One adult in the family is the Family Head. When this person logs in to our website and looks at their profile, they will have an ADD MEMBER button on the upper right of the profile. They will give each family member their own username and password and complete the form. After doing this, proceed to race registration for each family member.If the Family Head has never logged in to our website, they can click Forgot Password and follow the instructions

NOTE- This action is not required to register in our Free Fun Runs. Those registrations take place on race day only.

***Online registration closes at noon Thursday, July 25th, but you can still register at any one of the 1st Place Sports stores until 6pm on Friday, or at the race Saturday morning starting at 6:00 am.


Pre-Race Packet Pickup 

Pre-Race Packet Pickup is encouraged to ensure you get a shirt. We always try to have a surplus but a shirt is not guaranteed on race day.

Please check your pick up location box when you register.

Date: Friday, July 26th
Times: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the store locations

1st Place Sports  3931 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL

1st Place Sports  2016 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 

1st Place Sports  424 S. 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL

1st Place Sports  2220 CR210, St. Johns, FL  32259

Pick up at the race

​A special thanks to Dave and Shelly Allen with Pinch a Penny at Mandarin for supporting us for so many years.  They have been vital members of the Striders for many years and we are happy to bring a Striders race across the bridge!


Course Map(S)

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