New Year’s Eve Day – Core Values 5K Benefiting The First Tee of North Florida

Thu December 31, 2015 Jacksonville, FL 32202 US Directions


Unity Plaza presents The New Year’s Eve Day – Core Values 5K benefiting The First Tee of North Florida. This will be a run / walk that the whole family can enjoy. The run will bring together members of The First Tee of North Florida and the community to help raise money to give back to The First Tee North Florida program. This race will be centered around the kids and the 9 Core Values of The First Tee North Florida. Come out and have fun and sport your favorite core value whether it’s Honesty, Responsibility, Judgment, Courtesy, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Perseverance, or Confidence. All runners will receive a t-shirt, medals and goodie bags. We will have multiple winner categories and prizes for runners of all ages.  Unity plaza will be hosting a family festival following the race with food, drinks, and unique holiday activities. We hope to see you there to kick off the new year! 


The mission of The First Tee of North Florida is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. To Learn more about the organization, please visit

Runner Amenities


All runners registered two weeks prior to the race a guaranteed to receive a unisex Long Sleeve shirt of their requested size.   All runners registering within two weeks of the race will receive a shirt as supplies permit.


All participants will receive a goodie bag with giveaways and vendor/sponsor handouts.


All finishers will receive a race medal

Race Awards

Awards will be presented as follows:


Men - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place
Women - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place

MASTERS (Over 40):

Men - 1st Place
Women - 1st Place


Age group awards will be presented to the top three men and the top three women in the following age groups:
0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 Plus

Runners will only receive one award:  overall, masters, or an age group award.  Placements for awards are based on gun time, not chip time unless otherwise noted.


The following special awards will be presented as follows in addition to the awards above (participants may win both an overall or age group award AND a special award):

Fastest First Tee Family

Fastest Family

Random Runner Awards

Core Value Awards

Top three First Tee Kids

Race Registration Fees

The following race registration fees include all online processing fees


Early Registration - $25.00 - Through 11/12/15

Regular Registration - $30.00 - 11/13/15 through 12/23/15

Late Registration - $35.00 - 12/24/15 through 12/30/15 at 3:00pm

Day of Race Registration - $35.00 - Cash or Check Only, $38.00 - Credit Cards


22 Years of age and under - $18.00 until 12/30/15 at 3:00pm

62 Years of age and older - $18.00 until 12/30/15 at 3:00pm

Groups and Families of 4 or more people registering together, save $5.00 per person

Race Course

The race starts and finishes at Unity Plaza in Riverside, a Life Enhancing Urban & Performance Park in the rising Jacksonville, FL riverfront neighborhood known as Brooklyn.   There will be water stations on the course and at the finish line.  The course is certified with USTAF Course Number FL15141EBM

Course Map:

For a map of the course, please click on the link below:


Click Here For The Course Map

Click Here For The Course Certification Documents

Unity Plaza

Click here For Information About Unity Plaza


Event Schedule


7:30am to 8:45am - Packet, Bib, & Chip Pickup

7:30am to 8:30am - Day of Race Registration (Cash or Check Only)

10:15am - Awards Ceremony


9:00am - 5km Start

Packet Pickup


Participants may pickup their packets at the race during the times listed on the Event Schedule.

Chip Timing

The race will be chip timed using a shoe chip system.   Chips will be distributed at the packet pickup.   All runners must cross the mat at the finish line with their chip properly attached to their shoe to score in the race.  Chips must be returned at the conclusion of the race at the finish line.   Runners not returning chips will be charged a fee of $30.  


Want to make a donation to benefit The First Tee of North Florida?  Your gift today will help a young person build character and learn life-enhancing values so that they may succeed on the golf course, at school and at home.  You can make a difference by investing in our community's future today.  All transactions are completely secure.

Click here to donate online



If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact:

Brooke Smith
Marketing and Events Coordinator at The First Tee of North Florida

Race Information

Race times and dates are subject to change without notice at any time for any reason. In the event the race time or date is changed or if the race is cancelled, for any reason, there will not be any refunds under any circumstances. In the event of bad weather every effort will be made to conduct the race, however it may be moved to an alernate date, time, or cancelled within hours of the starting time. Please be sure to check the PRS Race Timing website and Facebook page for updates prior to departing to the race for any last minute changes or instructions.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


220 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL US 32202


Parking is available at Unity Plaza in the gravel lot on the east side of the property that can be accessed from Magnolia or on the west end of Magnolia on the north side of the street.   DO NOT park at the Fresh Market parking lot.


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