Join the Fun & Support GWJax
Saturday, October 22
The 3nd annual VyStar Emerald Trail 5K and 10K presented by JTC Running and 1st Place Sports will take runners, walkers and cyclists along the LaVilla Link, the first segment of the Emerald Trail that will be complete later this year. You’ll also see points of interest along the S-Line Rail Link including the warehouse district, the Sugar Hill Mosaic, and the Biodiversity Corridor. All proceeds from this event benefit Groundwork Jacksonville, the City’s nonprofit partner in building the Emerald Trail and restoring McCoys Creek and Hogans Creek.
The Emerald Trail is a 30-mile urban trail and linear park system that will connect 14 historic neighborhoods to downtown, the St. Johns River, McCoys Creek and Hogans Creek. It will link 16 schools, two colleges and 21 parks among other destinations like cafes, shops, festivals, and events. As Jacksonville’s signature recreational amenity, the Emerald Trail will be the place where people of all ages, races, cultures and walks of life come together to run, walk, ride and connect with nature and with one another. Learn more at groundworkjacksonville.org. All race registrations and sponsorships go directly to support Groundwork Jacksonville, the City’s nonprofit partner in building the Emerald Trail and restoring McCoys Creek and Hogans Creek.
Each entrant receives a custom designed Emerald Trail t-shirt complements of VyStar Credit Union. All finishers earn a commemorative Emerald Trail finisher medal. Awards will be presented to the top male and female overall, and the top male and female finishers in each age category.
Early bird registration is $30 per person by August 31, then increases to $35 through October 14, $40 through October 21, and $50 on event day. Register at 1stplacesports.com/races/emeraldtrail/.