Endless Summer 10K & 5K

10K, 5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Sep 23, 2017


St. Augustine, FL

About This Activity

This is the Endless Summer Run put on by Don's Friends and the Friends of Anastasia State Park. The Friends of Anastasia State Park's mission statement is "To generate supplemental resources which will provide increased recreational opportunities and further enhance protection of the natural and cultural resources of Anastasia State Park". We are a Citizen Support Organization for Anastasia State Park which means we support the park by providing programs and services that the state of Florida does not have the resources to do. Assisting in the ranger station, funding educational materials, sponsoring park events, and providing volunteers for general park projects are some of the things we do. Funds to support all of this are a result of the Endless Summer Run, our largest yearly fund raiser.

The race starts at 7:30 AM.

10K (6.2 mile) Cross Country Run
This 10K (6.2 mile) run through Anastasia State Park's beach, hammock, and salt marsh takes you through some of St. Johns County's most beautiful terrain. The race begins at the Island Beach Shop and Grill with a beach loop that is followed by pavement, dirt roads, and soil through the east nature trail and hammock loop. Runners will return to the pavement and then another trail as they head to the marsh loop. The last leg of the run shoots the runners back down the main park road to the finish line at the Island Beach Shop and Grill.

This is a cross country run and participants must be fit to run or walk on soft sand, uneven terrain, mixed pavement types, and hills with sun exposure, heat, and humidity, etc. Please email jim@donsfriend.com if you have any questions about the race.

5K (3.1 mile) Beach Run/Walk
This 5K beach run/walk start line is at the Island Beach Shop and Grill (same as 10K) and is over 90% on Anastasia State Park's beautiful beach with the same finish line as the 10K.  Both the 5K and 10K are timed for a low tide.

NEW THIS YEAR!! 0.0K (0.0 mile)
This is for those who don't want to run but want that turtle shirt.  You do not pay the fee for the 10k or 5k, but a reduced rate to get the shirt. By doing this race you keep slots open for those who want to run since the races have limited slots available.  Sleep in and pick up your shirt on Friday.  If you don't even want to pick it up on Friday, for $6 we will mail it to you.

Because of chip timing and course layout there will be less parking available in Anastasia State Park so please try to carpool.

All runners/walkers will receive a T-Shirt and a grab-bag of goodies. Medals will be awarded after the race. Race Results will be posted here and at www.RaceSmith.com

Packet pickup is from 4-6:30pm on Friday, September 22nd inside Anastasia State Park near the Island Grill. Admission is free after 4pm to pick up your packet. Packet pickup will also be available just before the race from 6:30-7:30am on Saturday the 23rd. If packet is not picked up by race time, the packet including race shirt is forfeited. Contact us before Friday, Sept 22nd if you need to make other arrangements to pick up your packet after the race.

Need info: visit the event websites: www.EndlessSummerRun.org

Info on this race and Don -  Don's FRIENDS: visit: www.DonsFRIEND.com

Race Director: Jim Wauldron - Jim@DonsFriend.com - 904-687-5939

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