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The First 5K Race

Sat April 23, 2022 Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 US Directions


5K Run

7:30AM EDT

10K Run

7:30AM EDT


Come join us at our Nocatee campus on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, for our inaugural The First 5k race. There will be a 5k, 10k and 1 mile fun run that will take you through neighborhood streets and the Greenway Trails before you cross the finish line at our Nocatee campus. 

First Baptist Church Jacksonville at Nocatee has been delighted to serve the Nocatee community since 2009. From it’s beginning, the focus of this community church is to share hope of Jesus Christ through “reaching all of Jacksonville with all of Jesus for all of life”

Since opening their permanent facility in 2019, the church has committed to using their building to serve the community. Over 12 community groups have used the facility and fields, and regular sports leagues, co-ops, and workout groups use the facility weekly.

In 2022, the church launched “The Grow Campaign” – it’s plan to grow its facility footprint to accommodate it’s growing ministry in the community, and to create more space for the community. All proceeds from this race go directly to the effort to create more space to love and serve Nocatee in Jesus’ name.  

Runner Amenities

Race perks included with entry:

Technical race t-shirt 
Custom finisher medal for all participants 
Free race photos
Professional timing results for 5k/10k provided by Second Wind Race Timing 
Post-race food and refreshments 

Race Awards


Overall Awards will be presented as follows:

Men - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place
Women - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place


Age group awards will be presented to the top three men and the top three women in the following age groups:
0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 Plus


Race Course

All events will start and finish at the First Baptist Church Jacksonville at Nocatee

10K Course:

5K Course:


1Mile 2 Lap Course

Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup: Friday, April 22nd from 10 a.m-6 p.m at  First Baptist Church Jacksonville at Nocatee 
1770 Valley Ridge Blvd. 
Ponte Vedra, Fl 32081

Packets will also be available for race day pickup at race site beginning 90 minutes before the race 

Questions? Email


1770 Valley Ridge Blvd.
Ponte Vedra, FL US 32081

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