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 is provided at the 16 & 19-mile water stations for the marathon, and at the 10-mile water station for the half marathon.
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 runs the first 5K of the Marathon and finishes on San Jose Boulevard in front of The Bolles School.