The Mandarin 10K & 5K was my first EVER 10K in 2011 when I had no idea running would be such a huge part of my life! I struggled through this one but what a memory!
Mandarin is a beautiful area to run in, especially down Mandarin road. It’s tree shaded and the view is lovely! The race starts and finishes at the Bailey’s Gym on San Jose at Loretto Road (11740 San Jose Blvd.) and will follow a large loop around Mandarin. The course is flat and fast! Runs through a nice residential neighborhoods, and of course this race is USA Track and Field certified!
Finishers of both the 5K and 10K will receive custom medals and there is free food and drinks at the finish line!
That’s not all….great music will be playing and there will be drawings for prizes!
This is one of the few 10Ks we have in our area so if you’re ready…now is the time! Of course, the 5K is really fun too so whatever distance is your favorite, this is a perfect race to sign up for!
Bring out the family to watch the speed and agility of our fastest Jax runners, these people fly through the course so if you blink you will miss them!
But don’t worry…there is plenty of time to sit back and enjoy the sunshine while they wait for their favorites to cross….YOU!
Don’t miss out on this fantastic fall race put on by 1st Place Sports and Tropical Smoothie Cafe! Stop by your local Tropical Smoothie Cafe on the way to the race and grab some fuel so you can go the distance. Then show up early and get in a good warm up because this race is FAST!
If you’re ready to sign up or need more info there’s lots of places to look! Check out the links below, follow them on all your favorite social media site, and get signed up. Its almost time to go for a run! 🙂
1st Place Sports
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
What are you waiting for? This medal is pretty….let’s go for a run and earn some bling!