39th The Last Gasp Cross Country Race

  • December 26, 2015
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Jacksonville University
  • 263


Registration is closed


About The Race: Begun in December 1977 as an English-style true cross-country race, our 5k competition for individuals and teams has become renowned for its unique, challenging course on the campus of Jacksonville University. This year we are going “retro” with a 1970’s $3 entry fee, called the “Tribute to Lamar,” honoring Lamar Strother, one of our club’s pioneers. This never-to-be-seen-again entry fee is offered exclusively to club members who pre-register. Spikes may be worn.

Entry Fees until 12/23: JTC Running members online $3. Members paper entry fee, $5. Non-members online, $20; paper $25. Non-member fee includes one year membership.

Click HERE to download the paper form.

Day of Race entry fee $30 (for members and non-members).

What Do You Get? A commemorative JTC Running 40-year Anniversary t-shirt (enter by December 5 in order to guarantee your shirt on race day), a chance to win cash in our post-race raffle (a total of $500 given away in various increments), recognition of age group winners, team awards, awards for top-10 men and women overall, top-5 Women's Masters, top-5 Men's Masters, top-5 Grand Masters (60 & over) Women and Men. And, an amazing post-race party at JU’s Bartlett Kinne 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.

Team Competition: 5 to run, 4 to score. Usual cross-country scoring. Team members must all be individually entered. Awards for first male and female teams.

Race Director: Herb Taskett    904-200-2975

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 John TenBroeck Memorial 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).