Race for Change

Sat January 23, 2021 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081 US Directions



Join us on Saturday, January 23rd at the Crosswater Hall, Nocatee for the  Race for Change 5K run/walk.

Start Format: 7:00 a.m.  5K runners will be self seeded and begin from  the START/FINISH ARCH. Over All awards will be based off of Gun Time.  We ask only the ELITE RUNNERS going for the win, to toe off first at the start line.  To allow for social distancing, all age group awards will be based off chip time.  There is no need to stand crowded at the start line.  Runners can maintain social distancing while waiting in our start area and start in a time trail format.  If you are not comfortable with this start format, late starts will be allowed until 7:15 a.m.   The same process will repeat for the youth 1 mile race at 8:00 a.m.

We ask that all runners wear a face mask during packet pickup / checkin, and that you practice social distancing at all times during the event.  Runners do not need to wear masks while racing.


All proceeds will benefit the Cathedral Arts Project of Jacksonville.

The Cathedral Arts Project mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida through unleashing the creative spirit of young people. By providing access to instruction in the visual and performing arts, we empower underserved, school-aged children to succeed in all areas of their lives. The Race for Change welcomes all to join in solidarity as we work to improve the lives of people of color in our local communities.  Together we can bring awareness to the social, economic and racial barriers that persist in our society and raise funds that will support people of color though education and the arts.  


Race Awards


Overall Awards will be presented as follows:

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

MASTERS (Over 40)

Men - 1st Place
Women - 1st Place


Age group awards will be presented to the top three men and the top three women in the following age groups:
0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 Plus

Youth 1 Mile Race:

Overall runners 1-2-3 Boys and Girls will be awarded, as well as age group 6 & U, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.


Runners will only receive one award:  overall, masters, or an age group award.  Placements for awards are based on gun time, not chip time unless otherwise noted.

Event Schedule


60 minutes to 15 minutes prior to the start of the race - Packet, Bib, & Chip Pickup

60 minutes to 30 minutes prior to the start of the race - Day of Race Registration (Cash or Check Only)

20 minutes to 30 minutes after the last finisher - Awards Ceremony


7:00am - Race 1 - 5km Start

8:00am - Race 2 - 1 Mile


The 5K Course will start and finish on the walkway next to the Nocatee stage @ Nocatee Station Field .  The course stretches through the beautiful Nocatee Greenway.  A water station is located at the 3 way intersection in the middle of the course.  Runners can hit this station a total of 3 times.  Please note the arrows to see runner direction of travel.


1 Mile Youth Race

The one Mile Youth race is a simple out and back.  Runners start and finish under the same arch as the 5K race.  The turn around will be at the 3 way intersection.  


400 Nocatee Center Way
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL US 32081

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