Your Race Instructions and Confirmation.


July 4th • 1st Place Sports Baymeadows

Thank you for registering for the Celebration Run!
We hope that you will take the time before the start of the race to
read these instructions. The information  below should enable you to have a good, safe race. Have fun!

Race Day Schedule

6:00 AM - 7:15 AM Race Registration and Pickup
  7:30 AM 5K Start
  8:00 AM  Watermelon Festival
  8:30 AM 1 Mile Fun Run
  8:45 AM Awards Ceremony

Your Race Number

To look up your race number, shirt size, and pickup location, click here.

If your information is not correctly listed, please notify us of the corrections using the email address

Your race number will be included in your race packet. Be sure that all the information on the label at the bottom of the number is correct. If you need to make corrections, take it back to the registration table. Attach your race number to the front of your shirt with safety pins, so it is clearly visible. Please do not fold it or cover it up. Do not wear your race bib on your back or your side.

Packet Pickup Information

Packets will be available at your selected 1st Place Sports location on Friday, July 2nd from 10 AM until 6 PM,  and Saturday July 3rd from 10 AM until 5 PM. All packets that are not picked up on these two days will be taken to the race site on race morning for pick up beginning at 6:00 AM.

Your Timing Device

Official timing will be calculated using a timing chip on the back of your race bib.  Please do not bend or fold your race bib.  For best results wear the bib on the front.

The 5K Start

The 5K will start in front of 1st Place Sports on Baymeadows Road. Faster runners should line up near the starting line in the first few rows. Children and walkers should not be near the front of the starting line. Pace flags will be placed along the starting line.  Please try to line up in the appropriate starting area for the pace you plan to run. The race will be started by the sound of the cannon. The command will be runners set and then, when the cannon fires, you may start. Walkers and baby joggers must start in the back section.

Course Information

To view the course, click here.

All turns and miles will be marked. Digital clocks will be located at each mile point. Water stations will be located at the start, one mile, two mile, and at the finish.

The 5K Finish

The finish will be behind 1st Place Sports on San Jose Park Drive. Once you have crossed the finish please move quickly through the fenced area to the water table.  If you carried one of our American flags, please return inside the fenced area. 

1 Mile Fun Run

The 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:30 AM behind the finish line of the 5K.


Finisher medals to all finishers in the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run!

The top three finishers in each of the following male and female age groups will receive a custom designed award and a watermelon. The age groups are 10 and under, 11-13, 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 and over.

Prize money will be awarded to the top overall finishers:

First Overall Male/Female: $200
Second Place Overall Male/Female: $100
Third Place Overall Male/Female: $50
1st Place Masters Male/Female: $50


You can view your results instantly on your smart phone with the 1st Place Sports App. Download it on iTunes or Google Plus. The app is free and also includes a listing on upcoming 1st Place Sports events and store information and specials.

Results will also be posted live online at as the even progresses. If you think there is a discrepancy with your results, let us know by emailing

Direct link to results

Race Pictures
Individual pictures will be available at 


Watermelon Festival

The Watermelon Festival will start at 8 AM. There will be watermelon for everyone, along with other food and drinks. Don't miss the watermelon eating contest  and the most patriotic costume contest!
Prizes will be awarded in each of these contests.

Carry An American Flag

There will be American Flags available for anyone who would like to carry one during the race. Flags will be available at the starting line.  We have three different sizes of flags available. Please return the flag at the finish area.


Park in the lots in front and behind 1st Place Sports off San Jose Park Drive. All the businesses are closed for the holiday, so there is plenty of parking.

4th of July Sale
at Baymeadows Stores

Lots of great bargains at 1st Place Sports Baymeadows right after the race.

Sidewalk sale at the Baymeadows Store from 8am-11am
Massive shoe sale!!  
Lots of Sale Apparel!!!
361, Adidas, Altra, Asics, Brooks, Hoka, LuluLemon, Mizuno, New Balance, Nike, Saucony, and Under Armour
All shoes outside will be marked anywhere from 30-60% off
*NOTE this sale will follow our annual Celebration 5k (starts at 7:30am) so parking in our lot will be closed

We hope you have a great race and a wonderful holiday!


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3931 Baymeadows Rd
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