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Saturday May 31, 2014: Jacksonville Beach, Florida

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U.S. Army Parachute Team: “The Golden Knights”

Race start:
5pm            5K                  (1st Run/Walk)
5pm           TRIDENT   (Run / Swim / Paddle)
6:30pm     5K                 (2nd Run/Walk)

4 pm:  1 Mile Fun Run   (age 4 to 9 years old.  Above 9 years old must do the 5k)


(There is parking for both 5K races and TRIDENT in the Jacksonville Beach city parking before 9:00 am.  To be safe with parking, carpool and arrive an 1.5 to 1 hour early.  Remember to stretch, hydrate and enjoy the pre-race events)

The National Anthem will be sung as the Parachute team assembles to display one of the most amazing jumps on Jacksonville Beach this Sunday morning.  Get ready for one amazing start to a race and a great day for everyone!

The course is an out and back.  Starting in front of the Quality Suites Oceanfront hotel. The route will run South and turn around at 25th Ave South and return North to the finish.  Run along the beautiful, hard packed, low tide Jacksonville Beach sand. This is a perfect, wide-open, safe beach course for running. Water stations will be set up at the start/finish and along the course.

You can register for one or both of the 5k’s or TRIDENT and a 5k.   (5 or 6:30pm)


The following are the NEVER QUIT finisher prizes for the 5k & TRIDENT.  Select during online registration

  • Wave Necklace
  • Dog Tag necklace
  • Shell necklace 
    (If you select a necklace it is a finisher award and you will receive it for finishing)
  • Casio G-SHOCK watch (Given prior to event as a training award)
  • Tifosi Sunglasses (Given prior to event as a training award)

Necklace: appraised at $300.  New for 2014, males can receive the necklace as their finisher medal.
(Necklace  includes sterling silver 18″ chain and box)
Sunglasses:  Tifosi sunglasses,  G-SHOCK Watch, value: $180  (Watches and Sunglasses are given in advance of the event so you can use them to train.

If a female or male registers and completes both 5K’s OR the 5pm TRIDENT Relay leg or the TRIDENT Solo and the 6:30pm 5K they can receive 2 different necklaces, or necklace and sunglasses

See 5K more FAQ’s here

1 Mile Fun Run:  
Start time is 11am.  

Age 4 to 9.  

  • Parents can run this 1 Mile Fun Run with your kids for free and then do your own 5k.  This is a great time to encourage your kids to take up running, and do it with them, along the oceans. 

The 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a shirt at packet pick-up and NEVER QUIT Sharks Tooth Necklace at the finish line from a Marine.  
If your child would like the necklace or sunglasses, they will have to complete the 5K or the TRIDENT.  (They must be of age to complete the 5K or TRIDENT. For the 5k it is 4 years or older)

It will be a summer run, so remember to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. 
Don’t forget to thank our beaches city officials, sponsors and volunteers; we wouldn’t be able to have this event without them.


What is the minimum age for the 1 Mile Fun run?:  
4 years with parent 

What is the minimum age for the 5K
4 years old with parent running/walking with you

What is the minimum age for the 5K portion of the TRIDENT Relay?
6 years old

What is the minimum age for the TRIDENT Swim and Paddle?
11 years old

Can we have a stroller in the run?
Yes, but you need to be in the very back of the group of runners. ie., at the back of the start line.

See more 1 Mile FAQ’s here.

“Para-Commando’s” will  jump in for the “NEVER QUIT-6″.  Visit the Para-Commando’s on Facebook


Good times!

Bryan Chalker5K & 1 Mile Fun Run