Race to the Taste 5K Run & Walk
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The annual Race to the Taste 5K Run and Walk will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The run is called Race to the Taste because it is part of the annual A Taste of St. Augustine event at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Runners are encouraged to dress up to the race's rock 'n' roll theme.
Sponsored by EPIC Behavioral Healthcare, this is the only 5K connected to a food festival. Beginning at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the in and out course goes through Anastasia State Park and the shaded neighborhoods of Anastasia Island, ending back at the grounds of the Amphitheatre, where A Taste of St. Augustine will be in full swing. Participants in the race (both runners and walkers) receive free admission for two to the tasting event and festival.
The Course: Race to the Taste is a 3.1-mile race on a certified course through Anastasia State park and surrounding neighborhoods. This run is an “out and back” race or more technically, a keyhole race; meaning the race begins and ends in the St. Augustine Amphitheatre parking lot.
Race to the Taste course is designed to be wider so as to accommodate a large field of runners. Walkers are welcome as well as strollers; however strollers must start at the back.
Packet Pickup: Participants can come on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. for their packets at EPIC Behavioral Clinic (1400 Old Dixie Hwy, Suite G, St. Augustine, FL 32084) and on Race Day packet pick-up will be at the back of the Amphitheatre parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Awards: Awards will be given to the first three finishers in various male and female age categories. Also, a $100 restaurant gift certificated will be awarded to the overall 1st place male and female finishers. The Race to the Taste awards will begin about 1 hour after the start of the race, or at around 11:30 am, depending on the time that the last runner/walker crosses the finish line.
Registration: Pre-registration before April 22, 2017, is $25 for adults, $20 for Ancient City Roadrunners members, $15 for kids ages 6 to 15, free for kids under 6. Adult registration on the day of the race is $30. Visit here to register.
When: The race begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017. A Taste of St. Augustine takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.
Where: St. Augustine Amphitheater located at 1340 A1A South St. Augustine, FL 32080.
Visitors and residents alike can participate in this 5K and help raise awareness for the many great causes EPIC Behavioral Healthcare supports. EPIC Behavioral Healthcare was established in 1973 as a community-based non-profit organization. Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families, EPIC was created to provide substance abuse prevention, intervention, outpatient treatment and aftercare services.
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