Ameris Bank Jacksonville Marathon

Ameris Bank is proud to carry on the tradition of the Jacksonville Marathon, the oldest marathon in Jacksonville, Florida, and one of the fastest courses in the U.S. In its 37th year, this race celebrates the beauty of Jacksonville on a course featuring plentiful shade and flat terrain.


Event Information

Hotel Accommodations: Embassy Suites

The Embassy Suites will serve a race headquarters, offering a special discounted rate to runners. Rooms are available at $119 for a king bed and $129 for suites with two beds. To make a reservation, please call the Reservation Center at 1-800-EMBASSY (362-2779). Reservation deadline is December 3, 2019.

The Embassy Suites, located at 9300 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256, is located just east of Interstate 95 on Baymeadows Road, about 5 miles from the race site.

Transportation to Race Site

Bus transportation to and from the race site will be provided by Embassy Suites. Parking is very limited at event location at The Bolles School.

 

  • Boston Marathon Qualifier
  • Marathon course has a six hour limit
  • Half Marathon course has a 3.5 hour limit
  • Certified courses
  • Course record is 2:14:33
  • Large Medals to all Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K Finishers
  • Prize Money
  • Moisture wicking shirts to all entrants
  • Mylaps Bib/Tag timing
  • Course features lots of shade and pancake flat
  • Finish inside Bolles Stadium on track
  • Digital clocks at all miles
  • Average temperature is 56 degrees

Looking for information about entry fees? Click here. 

The Awards Ceremony will be held in Skinner-Barco Stadium at The Bolles School. The Half Marathon Awards will start at 9:15 AM, followed by the Marathon Awards at 10:00 AM.

Marathon Awards

$500, $200 and $100 to the top three overall men and women, $100 to the top master male and female. Awards will be given to the first three finishers in each of the following age-groups: 19 and under, 20-24 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. The overall runners and the top ten finishers in each age group will score double points to be counted in the Jacksonville Grand Prix.

Half Marathon Awards

$500, $200 and $100 to the top three overall men and women, $100 to the top master male and female. Awards will be given to the first three finishers in each of the following age-groups: 19 and under, 20-24 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. The overall runners and the top ten finishers in each age group will score single points to be counted in the Jacksonville Grand Prix.

Finisher Medals

Large, custom designed finisher medals will be given to ALL marathon, half-marathon and 5K finishers in the finish chutes.

iTab

The finisher medal has been designed to fit an iTaB insert. Collect your medal at the finish line and your iTaB will arrive in the post a few weeks later, engraved with your name and finish time. If you think your iTab may have been lost during shipment, please contact info@mysportingtimes.com and the customer service team will send a replacement at no charge, after confirming the correct details.

The iTaB fits neatly into the back of your medal and is a great way to celebrate your achievement. If you would like to customize our finisher medal with the iTab insert, you can select it when you register online for $15.00.

A clothes check-in area will be located at the starting line. Make sure that you have your bag clearly marked with your race number. All bags will be available for pickup on the west end of the track behind the finish line and food area.

The Course

The Ameris Bank Jacksonville Marathon course is USA Track and Field certified (FL10117EBM), flat, fast and very scenic with 85% shade. There are no hills, bridges, or overpasses. The course starts at The Bolles School on San Jose Boulevard, heads north and then back south to Mandarin, does a loop and heads back along the St. Johns River to The Bolles School. Water and electrolyte stations are located about every two miles. Clocks and mile markers at every mile. Runners can qualify for the Boston Marathon for the next two years if spaces are still available. The Half Marathon is also certified.

Gel 

Gel is provided at the 16 & 19-mile water stations for the marathon, and at the 10-mile water station for the half marathon.

The Start

The Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K will start together on San Jose Boulevard in front of The Bolles School at 7:00 A.M. The Bolles School gymnasium will open at 5:30 AM for day-of-race registration and serve as a runners assembly area. A clothes check-in area will be located at the starting line.

The Marathon Finish

The Marathon will finish on the Hodges Field Track in the Skinner-Barco Stadium at The Bolles School. Each runner's name will be called out as they enter the stadium.

The Half Marathon Finish

The Half Marathon will run with the Marathon until just after the 8 mile mark and will return to finish on the Hodges Field Track in the Skinner-Barco Stadium at The Bolles School.

The 5K

The 5K runs the first 5K of the Marathon and finishes on San Jose Boulevard in front of The Bolles School.

View Interactive 1/2 Marathond Course

View Interactive Marathon Course

Ameris Bank Jacksonville Marathon is a proud partner of Girls on the Run.

If you would like to support Girls on The Run with your entry for this race, contact your local Girls on the Run club to learn about a special promo code!

To find a local Girls on the Run club, call 904.619.6763 or visit: http://www.gotrnefl.org/

This race is a Jacksonville Grand Prix event and the first Marathon of the series. Runners who finish in the top ten of their age group will receive points to be counted in the overall series. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded at the end of the series.

For more information about the Grand Prix click here.

A post race celebration for all runners will be held at the finish line right after you finish!

Free food and drinks will be served. A post-race lunch will be served that includes soup, bagels, and fruit!

 

Overview

The Ameris Bank Jacksonville Marathon course is USA Track and Field certified (FL10117EBM), flat, fast, and very scenic with 85% shade. There are no steep hills, bridges, or overpasses. The course starts at Bolles School on San Jose Blvd. heads north, then south to Mandarin, does a loop and heads back along the St. Johns River to Bolles. You can qualify for the Boston Marathon at this event. Water & Electrolyte stations are located about every two miles. Gel is provided at the 16 & 19 mile water stations. Clocks and mile markers at every mile. The 1/2 marathon is also certified. The 5K runs the first 5K of the marathon Course and finishes on San Jose in front of The Bolles School.