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River House Run

Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 9 a.m.

Help kick off JU Homecoming & Family Weekend! This will be a fun and high-energy 5K through the beautiful JU campus; runners will soak in views of the St. Johns, pass under the historic oak trees in the heart of campus, complete a fast lap on the JU track, and finish the race at the "River House Post-Race Party." The festivities will include refreshments, beer, music, awards, and a free bounce house and obstacle course for children.

Funds from this race will support these programs and great causes at JU:

Registration

Registration is available through 1st Place Sports.

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Partnership Opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities for partnerships with the River House Run/Walk 5K. Learn more through the PDF below, or contact University Advancement for more information.

Entry Fees

2016 Registrants

The 2016 JU River House Run/Walk 5K was canceled due to Hurricane Matthew. After the race was canceled, we sent an email to registrants which shared that 2016 registrants will be able to register for the 2017 race for free. To sign up for the 2017 race, please do the following:

1) Email 1st Place Sports at events@1stplacesports.com.

2) In the message, type "2016 River House Run Registrant."

3) In the email, share your name, age, and gender so 1st Place Sports can verify that you were registered for the 2016 race. Then, you will be emailed a promotional code so that you can sign up for the 2017 race for free online.

Standard Registration

Early Online Registration
Through Friday, September 1
$25
Online Registration
Saturday, September 2 – Saturday, September 30
$30
Final Week Registration
Online Sunday, October 1 – Thursday, October 5
Or at JU Packet Pickup Friday, October 6, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
$35
Day of Race
Saturday, October 7, at JU
7–8:30 a.m.
$40

Discount Registration for JU Students and Youth

These prices are available to current JU students and youth ages 18 and younger. JU students must show current JU ID at packet pickup.

Online Registration
Through Saturday, September 30
$10
Final Week Registration
Online Sunday, October 1 – Thursday, October 5
Or at JU Packet Pickup Friday, October 6, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
$15
Day of Race
Saturday, October 7, at JU
7–8:30 a.m.
$20

Discount Registration for JU Employees and JTC Running Members

These prices are available to current JU employees and current JTC Running members. JU employees must show current JU ID at packet pickup. JTC runners must show proof of current membership at packet pickup.

Online Registration
Through Saturday, September 30
$15
Final Week Registration
Online Sunday, October 1 – Thursday, October 5
Or at JU Packet Pickup Friday, October 6, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
$20
Day of Race
Saturday, October 7, at JU
7–8:30 a.m.
$25

Prizes

Cash Prizes

  • Top 3 overall male and female ($100, $75, $50)
  • Top masters (40+) male and female ($50)
  • Top grand (50+) masters male and female ($50)

Age Group Prizes

  • JU River House Run pint glasses!
  • JU Water bottles for youth age group winners!
  • Top 3 finishers in each age group:
    10 and under, 11-13, 14-19, 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 & over

Finisher Medal

All participants will receive a custom River House Run/Walk 5K Finisher's Medal.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be at JU in the Lobby of the Howard Administration Building on Friday, October 6, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Parking is available in the lot directly in front of the building.

Download a map of the packet pickup location and parking.

Participants receive a River House Run/Walk 5K T-shirt at packet pickup!

Parking

Enter JU at the main entrance (University Blvd and Merrill Road). Signs and students will direct drivers to the large parking lot "down the hill" by the Dolphin Green. Parking is free. The race begins just down the road (by the River House).

Download a map of parking for the day of the race.

Restrooms

The JU Baseball complex restrooms will be available for runners before and after the race.

Race Route

  • Beautiful course through JU campus
  • Route includes a lap on the JU track
  • JU athletes and students cheer runners on throughout course
  • Runners pass each other at multiple points on the course
  • Water available on course at two locations
Download the map of the race route (PDF).

Race Directors

Jeff T. Wight, PhD

Jeff T. Wight, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director, Human Performance Laboratory
Jacksonville University
Member, 1st Place Sports Racing Team
jwight@ju.edu

Chris T. Robertson, PhD

Chris T. Robertson, PhD

Associate Professor
Program Director, Kinesiology
Jacksonville University
crobert17@ju.edu

Jackie Culver

Jackie Culver

Director, Shannon Miller Lifestyle 5K

Ron Grigg

Ron Grigg

Director, Track & Field/Cross Country
Jacksonville University
rgrigg@ju.edu