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Upcoming events

    • April 25, 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • August 01, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217 and Creekside HIgh School, 100 Knights Ln, St Johns, FL 32259


    JTC Running's 2015 Track Series will consist of five meets:
    1. Distance Carnival of running events 4:00 pm April 25 at Bolles
    2. Track and field meet 4:00 PM May 9 at Bolles
    3. Track and field meet 12:00 PM June 6 at Creekside High School
    4. Track and field meet 12:00 PM July 18 at Bolles
    5. Track and field meet 12:00 PM August 1 at Bolles

    Click HERE to download detailed event schedules for all meets.


    A decathlon/heptathlon will be held June 6 and 7 in conjunction with the June 6 track meet at Creekside. This event requires separate registration.


    Entry to all meets (except Decathlon/Heptathlon) is free of charge to all pre-registered on line participants.
    Free on line registration will close at 6:00 PM the Friday preceding each meet. One time registration enters an athlete in all meets except Decathlon/Heptathlon.
    Coaches can enter their team members as Guest Registrations or by emailing a spreadsheet of team data. For the spreadsheet click HERE.

    Age groups: 0-5, 6-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and over.

    Those not pre-registered will be charged $5.00 for day of meet registration. Bib pickup and day of meet registration will open one hour prior to first event.

    Awards: Medals will be given to the top three in each individual event. No medals for relay teams. All athletes age 12 and under will receive participation ribbons.
    • July 01, 2015
    • 5:30 AM
    • December 30, 2015
    • 5:30 AM
    • Jacksonville

    This group meets Wednesdays at 5:30 am for track and distance workouts.


    You must present your Drivers’ License to the Bolles security guard for security purposes prior to your first workout. The security guard will run your Drivers’ License through the Raptor program (a sexual predator data base). Please allow 10 minutes for processing.


    Warm up and cool down runs will take place on San Jose Blvd and the Bolles campus. Please stay with your group; departing from the established route is not permitted.We look forward to seeing you on the Track!

    • July 01, 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • December 30, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • Jacksonville

    This group meets Wednesdays at 5:30 pm for track and distance workouts.


    You must present your Drivers’ License to the Bolles security guard for security purposes prior to your first workout. The security guard will run your Drivers’ License through the Raptor program (a sexual predator data base). Please allow 10 minutes for processing.


    Warm up and cool down runs will take place on San Jose Blvd and the Bolles campus. Please stay with your group; departing from the established route is not permitted.We look forward to seeing you on the Track!

    • September 08, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • November 25, 2015
    • 1st Place Sports Town Center Store

    TRAINING CLASS DESCRIPTION

    The Fall 2015 Half Marathon Class is a 12-week
    program preparing individuals to participate in a
    half marathon this fall. The class starts on Thursday,
    September 10, 2015 at 1st Place Sports, Town Center
    Store (4870 Big Island Drive) at 6:30 PM (come prepared for a short run that evening).

    The class can serve as a stepping stone for those planning to complete a marathon in December or January. The target half marathon is the Subaru Distance Classic Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, 2015. If not able to participate on Thanksgiving Day, a good alternate half marathon would be the Jacksonville Bank Half Marathon on January 3, 2016.


    YOUR RUNNING LEVEL
    Most participants will progress towards completing the entire half marathon running, but others may prefer a walk/run combination to complete the race. It is recommended that you be running or walk/running three times per week for two to three weeks preceding the class start date. Please take it slow and easy if you are not currently training.

    The program will accommodate all levels of runners, so everyone is  encouraged to participate in the training class. Pace groups will be formed to complete training runs at 17 minutes per mile and faster. You will be encouraged and assisted to tailor your training program to fit your specific fitness level, time constraints and running goals.


    GROUP RUNS
    The class will meet every Tuesday for group runs and selected Saturdays for long runs throughout the training schedule. Be prepared to train 4-5 times per week for a significant benefit. Tuesday we will meet at 6:30 PM, conduct a group discussion and depart for a training run at 6:45 – 7:00 PM. The Tuesday meeting location is on the River Walk near the Yates YMCA in Riverside, except for the first class.

    We will meet Saturdays at 7 AM starting Sept. 12 and every other weekend for a long group run in varying locations throughout the Jacksonville area: Downtown, Ortega, Orange Park, San Marco and Fleming Island. Saturday group runs are scheduled for Sept. 12 and 26, Oct. 10 and 31, and Nov. 14. Being present at any particular training event or day is not a requirement to benefit from the class.


    TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED

    Group discussions conducted most Tuesdays prior
    to Group Runs will cover:
    » Training Plan Development
    » Running Shoe Selection
    » Nutrition
    » Running Clothing and Specialty Products
    » Heart Rate Monitor Training

    » Varied Training
    » Cross Training
    » Night before and Race Day Preparation


    TRAINING CLASS COACH

    The class is conducted by John and Denise Metzgar who
    have led numerous classes preparing participants
    for distances from the 5K (3.1miles) to the Half
    Marathon (13.1 miles). They have been running competitively for more than 25 years. In addition to John and Denise there will be pace group leaders providing additional guidance and encouragement.


    REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    Save money by registering and paying online. There is no fee for credit/debit card payment online.


    ONLINE REGISTRATION:

                                  JTC Member    Non Member            

    Through Sept. 14th:         $50                $65

    Starting Sept. 15th:          $60                $75


    PAPER REGISTRATION ($5 MORE):

                                  JTC Member    Non Member            

    Through Sept. 14th:         $55                $70

    Starting Sept. 15th:          $65                $80


    For a paper registration form click HERE.


    CONTACT INFORMATION

    For more information continue checking online at  www.jtcrunning.com, 1stplacesports.com, or e-mail John at johnmetzgar4@gmail.com (with a subject line “Half Marathon 2015”). If you need to talk to John you may phone him at (904) 716-1020. (please call in the evening between 5 and 9 PM. Leave a message if necessary) E-mail is the preferred and primary contact method for the class.


    Value of JTC Running Membership

    Founded in October 1975, JTC Running is Northeast Florida’s preeminent promoter of healthy lifestyles through running, fitness, and fellowship. It is both a social club with
    several varying events per year and a philanthropic organization that seeks to benefit runners of all types.

    Benefits:

    • A subscription to “The Starting Line” - our bimonthly newsletter about the club, events, and running information.
      Discounted entry fees at most JTC Running events (Gate River Run, Summer & Winter Beaches, Guana, Last Gasp)
    • Access to the JTC Running hospitality tent at the Gate River Run where members enjoy refreshments, bag check, and exclusive port-a-lets.
      Social events - A couple times a year we have non-running casual get togethers.
      Local training runs - many of which have running mentors.
      Discounts on merchandise at many sports stores and other stores in Jacksonville area - see website for complete list: www.jtcrunning.com
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