The event kicks off with the half marathon at 7:00 AM and the 5K at 7:15 AM with both races followed by the epic after party! Click a section below for more details.
The Half Marathon
This USATF certified half marathon course will run through downtown Jacksonville. Included will be a long stretch on the Jacksonville Riverwalk, which runs alongside the St. Johns River. There will be 8 aid stations along the route with portable toilets located at each location.
This USATF Certified 5K course will run through downtown Jacksonville. There will be one aid station along the course.
National Anthem Singer
Ebonique is an R&B and Neo-Soul singer and songwriter, inspired by her long time musical influences including Anita Baker, India.Arie, Jazmine Sullivan, and Ari Lennox. Ebonique, born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, began singing in church at the age of six. As an energetic and animated child, Ebonique began to perform in school plays and carried that energy into leading her church’s youth choir. As a young girl, her mother and sister would play gospel music everyday which is where she developed her never-ending love for music and how it made her feel. Although R&B is her first love, she is a student of music having performed a plethora of music ranging from classical to Negro spirituals composed by Moses Hogan in her middle school and high school choirs. As a graduate of Florida State University, she has hosted and performed in various venues around the Jacksonville and Tallahassee areas.
You’ve never seen a party like this at a road race! The Jacksonville Block Party Half Marathon & 5K features a rockin’ block party in James Weldon Johnson Park waiting for you at the finish line! Get ready for great live tunes, entertainment, food trucks, local vendors, and more! And don’t worry, your first beer is on us (21+)!
Stay tuned for more exciting details as we get closer to race day!
Directions & Parking
The closest parking options can be found at Ed Ball Garage (238 Monroe St W, Jacksonville, FL 32202) and at 33 W Duval St, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Be on the lookout for more details posted closer to the event.
Location: James Weldon Johnson Park
135 W Monroe St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Day and Time: Friday, November 19th from 12PM to 6PM & Saturday, November 20th from 5:30AM to 6:45AM
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
225 E Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Check back as more lodging options are added!