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    • January 05, 2022
    • 6:00 AM
    • December 28, 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • Jacksonville
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    This morning event occurs between 6:00 am and 7:00 a.m. on Wednesdays. 

    Members attending this event are required to observe existing Bolles School visitors’ rules (comportment, COVID and/or other requirements) during their stay.   

    The group meets Wednesday mornings between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m. on the Bolles School track for group interval training. Members will sign in, warm up, and perform some dynamic stretching. Track intervals begin at 6:00.

     TWO registrations are required to participate in this event: 

    1. You must be a registered member of JTC Running. 
    2. You must register for the Bolles Wednesday Morning Workout Group event online, at least 18 hours prior to attending your first week's event. The registration is good for all remaining weeks of the year, ending in December.  Persons who are not on the morning event roster will not be permitted on the track.   

    You may be asked for your Drivers’ License by the Bolles entrance security guard prior to any morning's workout. The security guard might scan your Drivers’ License through the Raptor program (a sexual predator data base) to be sure you meet security requirements. 

    Parking: After entering the campus, take the 2nd left turn; the baseball field will be adjacent on the left as you drive into the lot. Park in an open space in that lot. Walk from there to the track; the bright stadium lights will show the way. Do not park in the enclosed parking area closest to the track. After your workout, you must vacate the parking area by 7:20; it is then reserved for student and staff parking. Walk from there to the track; the bright stadium lights will show the way.  

    Meet with the JTCRunning coach on the track not later than 6:00 a.m. and initial the check-in sheet next to your name. The coach will inform the group of any new or expected changes in campus rules or procedures, matters related to members and events, then give a description of the intervals. Runners may place personal items such as hydration, towels, masks, etc. along the fence near the starting line.  Rest rooms are available under the stadium seating area. 

    Please note that the workouts are geared towards adults. Registered runners age fifteen and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the session. 

    We look forward to seeing you on the Track! 

       



    • January 05, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • December 28, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Jacksonville
    Register

    This evening event occurs between 6:00 pm and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. 

    Members attending this event are required to observe existing Bolles School visitors’ rules (comportment, COVID and/or other requirements) during their stay.   

    The group meets Wednesday evenings at the Bolles School for an interval track workout. Members will sign in, warm up, and perform some dynamic exercises in advance of the 6:00 p.m. intervals. Our schedule of Wednesday evening intervals is listed on the JTC Running website Calendar at https://jtcrunning.com/calendar/  Please click on the link to become familiar with it. 

    Occasionally a JTC Wednesday ev
    ening interval event is cancelled (blacked out) due to a Bolles School Athletic activity, scheduled or unscheduled.  When our scheduled events are cancelled due to a blackout, an alternate location, with instructions for the workout, will be sent to the event members by e-mail. 

    TWO registrations are required to participate in this event: 

    1. You must be a registered member of JTC Running. 
    2. You must register for the Bolles Wednesday Evening Workout Group event online, at least 18 hours prior to attending your first Wednesday's event. The group workout registration is good for all remaining weeks of the year, ending in December.  Persons who are not on the morning event roster will not be permitted on the track.   

    Campus Entry:  You may be asked for your Drivers’ License by the Bolles entrance security guard prior to any morning's workout. The security guard might scan your Drivers’ License through the Raptor program (a sexual predator data base) to be sure you meet security requirements. 

    ParkingPark between 5:30 and 5:40 in the first Bolles parking lot, slightly to the left as you pass through the main entrance.  A JTC coach should be in the parking area with a sign-in roster and warmup information.  Walk from there to the track before 6:00 p.m.; bring your own hydration/water, and towels. 

    Workout: Meet with the JTCRunning coach on the track not later than 6:00 p.m. and initial the check-in sheet next to your name if you hadn't done it in the parking lot. The coach will inform the group of any new or expected changes in campus rules or procedures, matters related to members and events, then give a description of the intervals. Runners may place personal items such as hydration, towels, masks, etc. along the fence near the starting line.  Rest rooms are available in tunnels under the stadium seating.

    Please note that the workouts are geared towards adults. Registered runners of age fifteen and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the session. 

    We look forward to seeing you on the Track! 




    • December 24, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Jacksonville University
    • 439
    Register



    46th ANNUAL THE LAST GASP

    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 46th Last Gasp, and to celebrate the entry fee for members who pre-register is just $12! Spikes may be worn.


    Entry Fees through 12/24: JTC Running members online $12. Members paper entry fee, $15. Non-members online, $35. 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 $40 (for members and non-members).

    What Do You Get? A commemorative JTC Running 46th 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).



    • January 03, 2023
    • 6:15 PM
    • March 04, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 1st Place Sports, 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32217
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    TRAINING CLASS DESCRIPTION

    The 2023 Gate River Run Class is a nine week program preparing individuals to participate in the Gate River Run on March 4, 2023. The class starts on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 outside 1st Place Sports, Baymeadows Store at 6:15 PM (come prepared for a short run that evening after a brief introduction). Masks until run start and social distancing are required.  

    YOUR RUNNING LEVEL
    Most participants will progress towards completing the entire 15k running, but others may prefer a walk/run combination to complete the race. This class is not a beginning 5k class, so 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 14 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

    Tuesdays:

    The class will meet every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for a group run. There will be a group discussion at 6:15pm and then  the groups will take off at 6:30pm for the run. The Tuesday location is on the River Walk near the Winston Family YMCA in Riverside.


    Weekends:

    We will meet Saturdays starting January 7th at 7:00 AM for long group run in varying locations throughout the Jacksonville area: Downtown, Ortega, Nocatee, San Marco and the Beaches area.


    Being present at any particular training event or day is not a requirement to benefit from the class but be prepared to train 4-5 times per week for a significant benefit.

    TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED

    Group discussions conducted most Tuesdays prior
    to Group Runs will cover:

    » Training Plan Development

    » Stretching/Foam Rolling 

    » Injury Prevention

    » Running Shoe Selection

    » Nutrition

    » Running Clothing and Specialty Products

    » Cross Training/Strength Training

    » Night before and Race Day Preparation

    TRAINING CLASS COACH

    The class is conducted by Alex Bowles. Alex is a newly certified RRCA Certified running coach. She has raced numerous races from 5Ks to Marathons. Alex has served as a Pace Leader in the past and is excited to take on this role as Coach. Alex's mission is to help other runners reach their full potential, and have fun in the process! In addition to the coaches, there will be pace leaders providing additional guidance and encouragement.

    REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    Registration is online. There is no fee for credit/debit card payment online. Participants in prior Gate River Run and Fall Half Marathon Classes have been emailed $5 discount codes for entry in this class.

                                  JTC Member    Non Member            

    Through Jan. 11, 2022:         $45                $60

    Starting  Jan. 12, 2022:         $55                 $70

    Active members who have done a previous class will be emailed a code to register at the $40 previous class rate.

    Class shirts are a $7 option for all entrants.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    For more information continue checking online at www.jtcrunning.com, or e-mail Alex at alex.bowles93@gmail.com (with a subject line “Gate River Run 2023”). If you need to talk to Alex, you may phone her at (904) 655-0396. Text or 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 Beach Runs, Guana, Last Gasp)
    • Social events - through the year we have non-running casual get togethers.
    • Training runs at different locations throughout Jacksonville- many of which have running mentors.
    • Coached members-only track workouts Wednesday 5:30 am and 5:30 pm at The Bolles School
    • January 03, 2023
    • 6:15 PM
    • March 04, 2023
    • 11:30 AM
    Register

    Pace Leaders are a critical part of JTC Running's training classes. They lead a number of training class participants on the Tuesday and Saturday class runs and are expected to:

    1.  Be present and on time for the Tuesday night runs (start time: 6:15 group discussion - 6:30 run time) and the Saturday Long Runs (7am start).

    2.  If you are unable to attend a training run, please email/call/text Alex at 904-655-0396 with at least 24 hours notice, if possible. Please also add your name to the spreadsheet Alex sends out to plan ahead for absences.

    3.  If you are unable to attend a training run, please have someone fill in for you if your pace group does not have another leader.

    4.  Do your best to keep your group together.  If someone is falling behind, please do your best to ensure everyone reaches the final destination safely.  You might need to run between the 2 groups or send the group on if there is someone who knows the way :-)

    5.  Be flexible and patient.

    6.  Stick to the course routes the best you can.  

    7.  Communicate with Alex if there are things that need to be addressed in a timely manner. 

    8.  Follow the guidelines for social distancing according to the local government and JTC. 

    Individuals selected will be given a one year extension on their JTC Running membership from the starting date of the class, January 3, 2023.

    To apply, contact Alex Bowles at alex.bowles93@gmail.com .


    • January 21, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 75 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250

    The Winter Beach Run in the second oldest running event in the Jacksonville area.  From its beginning in 1976, the race has been very popular with runners and walkers because running on the beach is relatively unique to our area. Distance options this year are 10 miles or 5k and medals will be awarded to all finishers! Registration is at 1st Place Sports. Click HERE!

Past events

December 04, 2022 Guana 50k and 12k Trail Races
September 06, 2022 FALL 2022 Half Marathon Training Class
September 06, 2022 2022 Fall Half Marathon Class Pace Leader
June 01, 2022 Global Running Day Fun Run 5k in Support of Marathon High
March 05, 2022 JTC Running Hospitality Tent at Gate River Run
March 03, 2022 JTC Running Booth at Gate River Run Runners Expo
January 30, 2022 JTC Running's Go Green Winter Beach Run
January 29, 2022 JTC Running 2022 Track Series
January 04, 2022 Gate River Run 2022 Training Class
January 04, 2022 2022 Gate River Run Class Pace Leader
December 26, 2021 45th The Last Gasp 5k Cross Country Race
December 05, 2021 Guana 50k and 12k Trail Races
September 09, 2021 FALL 2021 Half Marathon Training Class
September 09, 2021 2021 Fall Half Marathon Class Pace Leader
July 10, 2021 JTC Running 2021 Track Meet
June 30, 2021 JTC Running Mile Festival
June 19, 2021 Run Jump Throw for Kids
June 02, 2021 Global Running Day Fun Run 5k in Support of Marathon High
May 05, 2021 Bolles Wednesday Evening Workout Group
March 20, 2021 Gate River Run 2021
March 17, 2021 JTC Running Booth at Gate River Run Runners Expo
January 12, 2021 Gate River Run 2021 Training Class
January 12, 2021 2021 Gate River Run Class Pace Leader
December 27, 2020 44th The Last Gasp 5k Cross Country Race
December 06, 2020 Guana 50k and 12k Trail Races
November 21, 2020 VyStar Emerald Trail 5k Bike/Run/Walk
September 08, 2020 FALL 2020 Half Marathon Training Class
September 08, 2020 2020 Fall Half Marathon Class Pace Leader
March 07, 2020 JTC Running Hospitality Tent at Gate River Run
March 05, 2020 JTC Running Booth at Gate River Run Runners Expo
January 18, 2020 JTC Running 2020 Track Series
January 08, 2020 Gate River Run 2020 Training Class
January 08, 2020 2020 Gate River Run Class Pace Leader
January 08, 2020 Bolles Wednesday Evening Workout Group 2020
January 08, 2020 Bolles Wednesday Morning Workout Group 2020
December 28, 2019 43rd The Last Gasp 5k Cross Country Race
September 11, 2019 2019 Fall Half Marathon Class Pace Leader
September 11, 2019 FALL 2019 Half Marathon Training Class
June 13, 2019 2019 JTC Running Awards Banquet
June 05, 2019 Global Running Day Fun Run 5k in Support of Marathon High
May 29, 2019 Volunteers for USATF Run Jump Throw at Normandy Village Elementary School
May 18, 2019 Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football Game
April 13, 2019 Emerald Trail First Mile Walk
March 09, 2019 JTC Running Hospitality Tent at Gate River Run
March 07, 2019 JTC Running Booth at Gate River Run Runners Expo
January 19, 2019 JTC Running 2019 Track Series
January 02, 2019 Gate River Run 2019 Training Class
January 02, 2019 2019 Gate River Run Class Pace Leader
January 02, 2019 Bolles Wednesday Evening Workout Group 2019
January 02, 2019 Bolles Wednesday Morning Workout Group 2019
December 29, 2018 42nd The Last Gasp 5k Cross Country Race
November 03, 2018 JTC Running Night at Sulzbacher Center
September 05, 2018 FALL 2018 Half Marathon Training Class
September 05, 2018 2018 Fall Half Marathon Class Pace Leader
June 21, 2018 2018 JTC Running Awards Banquet
June 06, 2018 National (Now Global!) Running Day Fun Run 5k in Support of Marathon High
March 10, 2018 JTC Running Hospitality Tent at Gate River Run
March 08, 2018 JTC Running Booth at Gate River Run Runners Expo
February 09, 2018 JTC Running Booth at the Donna Expo
January 13, 2018 JTC Running 2018 Track Series
January 09, 2018 Gate River Run 2018 Training Class
January 09, 2018 2018 Gate River Run Class Pace Leader
December 30, 2017 41st The Last Gasp 5k Cross Country Race
December 03, 2017 Guana 50k and 12k Trail Races
November 11, 2017 JTC Running Night at Sulzbacher Center
September 07, 2017 FALL 2017 Half Marathon Training Class
September 07, 2017 2017 Fall Half Marathon Class Pace Leader
July 17, 2017 Bolles Wednesday Morning Workout Group 2017
June 22, 2017 2017 JTC Running Awards Banquet
June 07, 2017 National Running Day Fun Run 5k in Support of Marathon High
May 30, 2017 Volunteers for USATF Run Jump Throw at Ortega Elementary School
May 21, 2017 Celebration of Tomahawk Park Trail Renovation
May 13, 2017 JTC Running 2017 Track Series
March 11, 2017 JTC Running Hospitality Tent at Gate River Run
March 09, 2017 JTC Running Booth at Gate River Run Runners Expo
February 26, 2017 CANCELLED-Celebration of Tomahawk Park Trail Renovation
February 10, 2017 JTC Running Booth at the Donna Expo
January 05, 2017 Gate River Run 2017 Training Class
January 04, 2017 Bolles Wednesday Evening Workout Group 2017
December 31, 2016 40th The Last Gasp 5k Cross Country Race
December 04, 2016 Guana 50k and 12k Trail Races
November 19, 2016 JTC Running Lunch at Sulzbacher Center
September 08, 2016 FALL 2016 HALF MARATHON TRAINING CLASS
August 20, 2016 Tijuana Flats Summer Beach Run
August 08, 2016 Tijuana Flats Summer Beach Run Kickoff Monday, August 8
June 23, 2016 2016 JTC Running Awards Banquet
June 01, 2016 National Running Day Fun Run 5k in Support of Marathon High
April 16, 2016 JTC Running 2016 Track Series
March 12, 2016 JTC Running Hospitality Tent at Gate River Run
March 10, 2016 JTC Running Booth at Gate River Run Runners Expo
February 12, 2016 JTC Running booth at the Donna Expo
January 07, 2016 Gate River Run 2016 Training Class
January 06, 2016 Bolles Wednesday Evening Workout Group 2016
January 06, 2016 Bolles Wednesday Morning Workout Group 2016
January 03, 2016 JTC Running Tent at Jacksonville Bank Marathon
December 26, 2015 39th The Last Gasp Cross Country Race
November 14, 2015 JTC Running Night at Sulzbacher Center
October 28, 2015 JTC Running Celebrates 40 Years of Running
September 10, 2015 FALL 2015 HALF MARATHON TRAINING CLASS
August 22, 2015 Tijuana Flats Summer Beach Run 5 Mile
July 25, 2015 JTC Running Night at the Ballpark
July 01, 2015 Bolles Wednesday Evening Workout Group Fall 2015
July 01, 2015 Bolles Wednesday Morning Workout Group Fall 2015
June 25, 2015 2015 JTC Running Awards Banquet
June 06, 2015 JTC Running 2015 Decathlon/Heptathlon
June 03, 2015 National Running Day Fun Run 5k in Support of Marathon High
April 25, 2015 JTC Running 2015 Track Series
March 28, 2015 JTC Running Night at Sulzbacher Center
March 14, 2015 JTC Running Hospitality Tent at Gate River Run
March 12, 2015 JTC Running Booth at Gate River Run Runners Expo
March 10, 2015 THE 2015 GATE RIVER RUN HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
February 13, 2015 JTC Running booth at the 26.2 with Donna Expo
January 08, 2015 Gate River Run 2015 Training Class
December 21, 2014 38th The Last Gasp Cross Country Race
December 14, 2014 JTC Running Night at Sulzbacher Center
September 09, 2014 FALL 2014 HALF MARATHON TRAINING CLASS
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