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    • January 04, 2022
    • 6:15 PM
    • March 05, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 1st Place Sports, 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32217
    Register

    TRAINING CLASS DESCRIPTION

    The 2022 Gate River Run Class is a nine week program preparing individuals to participate in the Gate River Run on March 5, 2022. The class starts on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 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 8th 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 Jennifer DeSantis and Alex Bowles.  Jennifer is an RRCA Certified running coach and a Personal Trainer who has worked with people of all levels training for various events. She has raced numerous races from 5Ks (3.1) to Marathons (26.2) across the country.  Her mission is to help you become a stronger, confident athlete so you can reach your running goals.  Alex is working towards her RRCA Certification and is a marathon runner.  Alex has served as a Pace Leader and is excited to step into this new role as Coach.  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 Jennifer at desantisfitness@gmail.com (with a subject line “Gate River Run 2022”). If you need to talk to Jennifer, you may phone her at (703)969-6788. (please call in the evening between 5 and 9 PM. Leave a message if necessary) 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 04, 2022
    • 6:15 PM
    • March 05, 2022
    • 11:30 AM
    Registration is closed

    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. 

    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 or Jennifer 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 4, 2022.

    To apply, contact Alex Bowles at alex.bowles93@gmail.com or Jennifer DeSantis at desantisfitness@gmail.com.


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

    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! 




    • January 29, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • July 09, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • January 29 meet ONLY: Bartram HIgh School, 7399 Longleaf Pine Pkwy, St Johns, FL 32259. All other meets at The Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217
    Register

    JTC Running's 2022 Track Series will consist of six meets:

      1. Track and field meet at 9 am, January 29, at Bartram High School

             Event Schedule         Results

      2. Track and field meet at The Bolles School at 9 am, March 19

              Event Schedule         Results

      3. Track and field meet at Bolles at 3 pm, April 16

               Event Schedule         Results

      4. Track and field meet at Bolles at 9 am, May 14

                Event Schedule         Results

      5. Track and field meet at Bolles at 9 am, June 18

                 Event Schedule         Results

    Full event schedules for all meets will be posted shortly.

    Entry to all meets is free of charge to all pre-registered on line participants.

    Free on line registration will close at 6:00 PM the Thursday preceding each meet. One time registration enters an athlete in all 2022 meets.
    Coaches can enter their team members as Guest Registrations or by emailing a spreadsheet of team data. For the spreadsheet click HERE. The spreadsheet must be received by 6 pm the Thursday before the meet. Remember: one registration applies to all 2022 meets. You do not need to resend the same info for each meet.

    Age groups: 0-5, 6-7, 8-9, 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.
    • January 30, 2022
    • 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!


    With the help of Beaches Go Green, a local non-profit focused on environmental education, we are committed to reducing the footprint of the Winter Beach Run and we’re asking you for your support!

    You can help by joining us at the Going Green Winter Beach Run and support our efforts to Go GREEN. We will be providing recycling bins for every trash bin, as well as a compost bin for compostable food waste; so please put your waste in the proper bin. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Beaches Go Green to help with other local Go Green efforts.

    • March 03, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • March 04, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Jacksonville Fairgrounds
    Register

    We need volunteers for Friday 2 pm to 4 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm!

    All other shifts are full!

    The Gate River Run is JTC Running's premier event! Come support JTC Running by staffing our booth at the Gate River Run Runners Expo!

    You will meet runners from Jacksonville and all over the country and have the opportunity to present our Club to them.

    This year the Expo will span two days: Thursday from noon until 6 pm, and Friday from 10 am until 6 pm. The volunteer shifts will be two hours long, starting at 12, 2, and 4 pm on Thursday, and 10 am, 12, 2, and 4 pm on Friday.

    Our booth will be selling memberships, caps, and visors. Wristband handouts will be available this year for our hospitality tent.


    • March 05, 2022
    • 6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Jacksonville Fairgrounds
    Register
    The Gate River Run is JTC Running's premier event! Come support JTC Running by staffing our Hospitality Tent at the Gate River Run!
    If you can't run the race you can still participate!
    Help with Bag Check or Membership!

    Shifts:

    Saturday March 5:  6:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Saturday March 5:  9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Past events

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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