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River House Run Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 8:45 a.m.

Help kick off JU Homecoming & Family Weekend!

This will be a fun and high-energy 5K run/walk 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, and even complete a fast lap on the JU track, with Dolphin athletes cheering you on! The downhill finish will lead you to the "River House Post-Race Bash" which includes refreshments, beer, music, awards, and a free obstacle course for children. We have cash prizes for the top finishers, medals for all finishers, and JU pint glasses for age-group winners.

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

  • JU Kinesiology Running Research: equipment to study running biomechanics, travel funds for students to present at scientific conferences
  • Scholarships for the Student Veterans of America
  • The JU Annual Fund

JU Kinesiology logo

 

Registration

Registration is open now through 1st Place Sports.

Register Here

  • A group of runners after completing River House Run

    A group of runners after completing River House Run

  • A runner getting her medal after completing the River House Run

    A runner getting her medal after completing the River House Run

  • Walkers finishing the River House Run

    Walkers finishing the River House Run

  • Runners celebrating at the River House

    Runners celebrating at the River House

  • A group of runners celebrating at the River House

    A group of runners celebrating at the River House

  • Three children snacking on bananas at the River House

    Three children snacking on bananas at the River House

  • Three runners posing at the River House after the run

    Three runners posing at the River House after the run

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.

 

Homecoming & Family Weekend

Entry Fees

Standard Registration

Early Online Registration
Through Saturday, September 1
$25
Online Registration
Sunday, September 2 – Thursday, October 11
$30

At JU Packet Pickup
Friday, October 12, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

$35
Day of Race
Saturday, October 13, at JU
6:30–8:00 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 Thursday, October 11
$10
At JU Packet Pickup
Friday, October 12, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$15
Day of Race
Saturday, October 13, at JU
6:30–8:00 a.m
$20

Discount Registration for JU Employees

These prices are available to current JU employees. JU employees must show current JU ID at packet pickup.

Online Registration
Through Thursday, October 11
$15
At JU Packet Pickup
Friday, October 12, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$20
Day of Race
Saturday, October 13, at JU
6:30–8:00 a.m
$25

Prizes

Cash Prizes

  • Top 3 overall male and female ($100, $75, $50)
  • Top masters (40+) male and female ($50)
  • Top grand masters (50+) 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 12, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Parking is available in the lot directly in front of the Howard Administration Building.

If you cannot make it on Friday, packet pickup will also be available the morning of the race, Saturday, October 13, from 6:30  8:00 a.m at River House.

View 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).

View 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
View the map of the race route (PDF).

Race Directors

Jeff T. Wight, PhD

Jeff T. Wight, PhD

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Jacksonville University
Director, JU Running Biomechanics Laboratory at 1st Place Sports
Member, 1st Place Sports Racing Team
jwight@ju.edu

Carena Winters

Carena Winters

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
Director, JU Healthy Campus Initiative
Jacksonville University
cwinter2@ju.edu

Chris T. Robertson, PhD

Chris T. Robertson, PhD

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

Dave Dobson

David Dobson, MBA

JU Faculty & Shooting Program Dir. Kinesiology
Faculty Sponsor, Student Veterans of America
Jacksonville University
ddobson1@ju.edu

Ron Grigg

Ron Grigg

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