45th The Last Gasp 5k Cross Country Race

  • December 26, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Jacksonville University
  • 245


  • Lowest rate offered for 9 week class! See class details at https://jtc.wildapricot.org/event-4505130
  • The lowest rate offered non-Members for the 9 week Gate River Run Training Class! For class details: https://jtc.wildapricot.org/event-4505130

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About The Race: Begun in December 1977 as an English-style true cross-country race, our 5k competition has become renowned for its unique, challenging course on the campus of Jacksonville University. This year is the 45th Last Gasp, and to celebrate the entry fee for members who pre-register is just $9! Spikes may be worn.

Entry Fees through 12/26: JTC Running members online $9. Members paper entry fee, $11. Non-members online, $30; paper $32. Non-member fee includes one year membership in JTC running, a $20 value.

Click HERE to download the paper form.

Day of Race entry fee $35 (for members and non-members).

What Do You Get? A commemorative JTC Running 45th year sweatshirt (enter by December 15 in order to guarantee your shirt on race day), recognition of age group winners, awards for top men and women overall, top Women's Masters, top Men's Masters, top Grand Masters (60 & over) Women and Men. And, an amazing post-race party at JU’s  Bartlett Kinne Student Center, a short walk from the finish line!

Age Groups: 13-under, 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.

Race Director: Herb Taskett    904-372-0509

Also: The Kids’ Gasp a Free1-Mile Cross-Country Run at 1:30 p.m. All finishers get a t-shirt and a ribbon.

About The Club: Originally named The Jacksonville Track Club, JTC Running began on October 27, 1975. Since that day we have been dedicated to the betterment of our sport, be it cross-country, road or track. Our events include, the Gate River Run, Tijuana Flats Summer Beach Run, The Guana Back to Nature Trail Races, The Winter Beach Run, a quality Track Meet Series and The Last Gasp. Our club is “over the hill” now and we want everyone to stay after the race and help us celebrate this important landmark. The party is free and open to all. You must be present in order to win one of the many cash raffle prizes.

Become a JTC Running member! Membership includes: Subscription to The Starting Line, our informative bi-monthly newsletter; discount entries into JTC Running events (see list above); local training runs; track training; exceptional social events throughout the year; and, discounts to local running stores (listed on website).

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