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Jacksonville Beaches & Ponte Vedra -- Running, Walking, and Biking Training Workouts:

bulletTuesday and Thursday evenings each week - Guided by certified coaches. Tuesday Runs AND Thursday runs leave at 6:30pm, from the south parking lot of Sawgrass Village Shopping Center in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - click for map. The courses have options for 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, or more miles through the neighborhoods of Ponte Vedra Beach, with stops for water at roughly two-to-three mile intervals. There are typically runners of varying paces and abilities, so this run is for anyone. For details, contact Performance Multisports or call 904/373-8411 during normal office hours. The group often meets for dinner after Tuesday's run.
bulletSaturday mornings each week - Guided by certified coaches. Meeting time is 6:55am, and the run leaves about 7:00am from the Starbucks/Subway parking lot on Hwy A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, across from the south entrance to Sawgrass Country Club. The courses sometimes change from week-to-week to provide more variety of distance, scenery and terrain. Distances from 3 to 15 miles. Contact Performance Multisports or call 904/373-8411.
bulletSunday mornings periodically - Very informal group TRAIL rides and runs, especially in the Jacksonville and Beaches area, led by Jakson Badenhoop and Craig O'Neal. Sometimes we also include trail runs as and alternative to trail rides - the locations vary, so send an email to request getting yourself on our Trail Rider/Runner list. We will notify you about details. All abilities are welcome. Trails = dirt, roots, and possible mud and sand. Bring a helmet, water, -- and a change of clothes and shoes, so you can join the group for brunch.
bulletSunday mornings each week - Very informal group road runs, leaving at 6:30am -- meet at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and 1st Street, where Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach meet, near the One Ocean Resort (old Sea Turtle Hotel). The course has options for 5, 7, 10, or more miles through the neighborhoods of Atlantic and Neptune Beaches, with stops for water at roughly two-to-three mile intervals. There are often 20+ runners, all of varying paces and abilities, so this run is for anyone.  

For a map and directions to our Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday weekly runs in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, click here.

Want to participate in a marathon or half-marathon, but want proper guidance from experienced veterans?  Looking for just the right way to start? You can have personalized coaching from certified marathon coach Jakson Badenhoop. Get training plans and even nutritional instruction from a veteran of 100 marathons and ultramarathons. Call 904 / 373-8411 for details.

Jacksonville Running Groups

bulletNext Level Running Club -- check their site for times and locations. Next Level Running Club is a welcoming and accepting club of all abilities believing that a good runner is one that accomplishes his or her goals and not whether one is fast or slow. We are a laid-back group that is non-elitist, friendly and one in which everyone knows each other. Socials, parties, adventure races to 5Ks and community outreach events make up our club portfolio.

Cycling

bulletSaturday mornings in Spring, Summer & Fall at 7:00am, "The Geezers" (masters cyclists and triathletes) meet on North First Street at 17th Avenue North, beside the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Jacksonville Beach. Ride south through Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach toward St. Augustine --length is usually about 25-50 miles, depending upon individual choice. Speeds vary, too, though they tend to be steady.
bulletSaturday mornings in Spring, Summer & Fall at 7:30am, meet at the intersection of Corona Road and Ponte Vedra Boulevard (across from The Lodge and Club) in Ponte Vedra Beach. Ride south through Ponte Vedra Beach, with alternative courses to St. Augustine, Palm Valley, Orangedale, and other locations. This is a younger group of "roadies" with some fast riders who like to sprint. The length of the rides is likely to vary and the speed will, too.
bulletVarious times and locations --  the North Florida Bicycle Club has some periodic training rides in the Beaches area. Contact NFBC Ride Director Jeanne Hargrave at 904/264-7168 or email to BiknJeanne@aol.com. Several of the local bike shops, such as American Bicycle Company and Champion Schwinn, both in Jacksonville Beach, may also have training rides from time to time.

Swimming

bulletWednesday evenings - Masters swimming at University of North Florida Aquatic Center, an Olympic-sized pool. The campus is located just off St. Johns Bluff Road, near the J. Turner Butler Expressway (SR 202). Call there first for details at (904) 620-2854.

 

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