VyStar Emerald Trail 5K Race – Saturday, November 21, 2020
The first annual Emerald Trail 5K event, sponsored by VyStar and presented by JTC Running and 1st Place Sports. The route for the run will cover the Emerald Trail “LaVilla Link” and will follow the S-Line to the Andrew Robinson Elementary School.
The North Florida Bicycle Club is about bicycles, we typically view runners as people with broken bicycles. However, we are encouraging NFBC members to participate because this event supports the further development of the Jacksonville Emerald Trail. There will also be a short fun bicycle ride before the 5K run, if you want to support the Emerald Trail without running.
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When completed, the Emerald Trail will be a 30-mile urban trail and linear park system connecting 14 historic neighborhoods to downtown, the St. Johns River, McCoys Creek and Hogans Creek. It will link 16 schools, two colleges and 21 parks to destinations like cafes, shops, festivals and events.
The race route will give runners, walkers and cyclists an up-close look at multiple points of interest along the future LaVilla Link and S-Line Rail Link segments of the Emerald Trail.
JTC Running states all proceeds from this event benefit Groundwork Jacksonville, the City’s non-profit partner in building the Emerald Trail. Overall, JTC Running expects to contribute $15,000 annually to the trail by holding the Emerald Trail 5K.
The North Florida Bicycle Club strongly supports this fund raising event. Please show your support by walking, running or cycling the VyStar Emerald Trail 5K on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Also wear an NFBC Jersey during your ride or run to show the community that the NFBC is actively supporting the Emerald Trail.
For details about this event, go to:
Emerald Trail 5K Details
Link to the Emerald Trail Master Plan:
For more information on the NFBC Charity Team, please click the following link or see the Charity Ride Team page under the "Let's Ride/Maps" tab above.
NFBC Charity Team Info