Virtual Run to the Sun 8K/5K
Your home
Orange Park, FL 32067
United States 
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Event Information

 Virtual Run to the Sun 8K/5K

****Due to the coronavirus, we are changing the race to a virtual format***

For the safety of our community, we are following the direction of our city leaders, and curtalling group gatherings of 50 people or more. This was a tough decision, but the right one to ensure the safety of all involved.

How do I run a virtual race? After registering for either the 5K or 8K, you simply choose your own starting line and time. You can run or walk, your decision. 

Our virtual run is based completely on the honor system. By registering, we assume you will complete the distance required. We will start distributing the race shirts and Finisher medals shortly after the oridginal April 18th race date. ***Due to current events, there won't be any of the normal price increases as we get closer to the race date, and we are also extending the run deadline to April 30th*** You can complete your run or walk anytime between now and then. Break it up over a few days, or do it all at once. Post your picture, along with your time and distance to our Facebook page after you get your shirt and medal if you would like by commenting on the post about the run.

We won't have awards, but you can still have bragging rights amongst your peers:-) I have included the 5K and 8K course maps if you wnat to run the actual routes. Remember though, no big groups:-)


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.

***Online and store registration closes at 6pm Thursday, April 30th, so we can get the shirts ordered and printed the following week***. (Note - the 1st Place Sports stores will be closed to foot traffic possibly until the end of April) There is no Race Day regisration. We will distribute the shirts and medals as soon as possible after the first of May.  

Awards & Medals

All 8K and 5K finishers get a medal, but unfortantly we won't be able to do awards due to the nature of the virtual run.


You pick your course. Run from home, take a walk in the park, etc.

Post your distance and time on our Facebook page. Include a picture:-)

Fun Run

We will also have our free 1 mile Fun Run for the kids, albiet a Virtual one. We are working on the details now.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup - ***no pre-race packet p/u***

Shirts and medals will be available for pick up sometime during the first week of May, from the following  locations. You will receive a email notifying you when they are ready.

Please check your pick up location box when you register.

Date: Sometime during the first of May - exact dates will be announced at a later.
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  9823 Tapestry Park, Jacksonville, FL 
  • 1st Place Sports  424 S. 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL
  • Mailed to house - please make a $5 donation in the donation section when you register to cover the mailing cost.

We do not have a physical Orange Park location anymore. Sorry


Virtual Run to the Sun 5K/8K

***This race is now a virtual run due to the coronavirus***


Course Map(s)
  • maprtts8k.jpg
  • maprtts5K.jpg
Processing to Registration Please wait...
Clearing Session Data Please wait...
You already held spots for this event. You need to process all registrations then you can hold another spot.