Jax Open 5000 at Hyde Park

Please note that by lack of information, the event has been archived.
August 13, 2016

Join the PRS Running Club, PRS Race Timing, Jacksonville Running Company, and the Hyde Park Golf Club on Saturday, August 13th for an evening of Cross Country races at the Hyde Park Golf Course.   

There are two races running the same course, 30 minutes apart.

Race #1 – 5000 Meter XC Run – 18 & Under

This race is reserved for athletes ages 18 and under.   This event will be a great tune up for high schoolers for the upcoming cross country season.   Male and females will run together.  

Race #2 – 5000 Meter XC Run – All Ages

The second race is open to anyone, any age.

Both will feature awards for individuals and teams (see team information below)  

All participants will receive a free beer to anyone of legal drinking age or a free soda for those under 21.   

There is a cap of 200 participants for both races combined.

Post Race Activities

All participants will receive one free beverage including beer for those of the legal drinking age.   There will be hot dogs and chips available for purchase as well.     

Race Awards
Individual Awards

The top ten male and female finishers in each race will receive a race award and a special prize.

Team Awards

The top three male and female teams in each race will receive awards.

All runners are eligibile for both individual and team awards.

Race Registration Fees

The following race registration fees include all online processing fees

5000 Meter XC Run – Ages 18 & Under Run

Early Registration – $8.00 Per Person – Through 5/31/2016

Regular Registration – $10.00 Per Person – 6/1/2016 through 8/5/2016

Late Registration – $12.50 Per Person – 8/6/2016 through 8/11/2016 at 4:00pm

Day Of Race Registration  - $15.00 Per Person  At the race location


5000 Meter XC Run – All Ages

Early Registration – $17.00 Per Person – Through 5/31/2016

Regular Registration – $22.00 Per Person – 6/1/2016 through 8/5/2016

Late Registration – $27.00 Per Person – 8/6/2016 through 8/11/2016 at 4:00pm

Day Of Race Registration   $32.00 Per Person  At the race location.

Paper Registration

For this race only, we are allowing paper registration for those that prefer to mail in a registration form instead of registering online.   To register using paper registration download the attached form and mail it to the address listed below with a check made out to PRS Race Timing for the proper amount due.  Paper registrations must be received by August 9, 2016.

Matthew Reimer
PRS Race Timing
1020 Theodore Avenue
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250

Race Course

The run starts and finishes at the Hyde Park Golf Club Clubhouse.    The course will run entirely on the golf course from holes 1 through 13 and the driving range.   This will be a run on both terrain and asphalt and will cross cart paths and bridges at points.    Cross Country spikes are allowed on the course.

PLEASE NOTE – As this course is run on a golf course, there will be spots of uneven ground, small swales, changes in surfaces (grass to cart paths to wooden bridges) and possible trip hazards on the course (pinecones, sticks, etc.).   Runners will need to be aware of the course at all times and take precautions to keep even footing at all times.

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

Jax Open 5000 Course – Revised 8/5/15

Event Schedule
Day Of Race Event Schedule

4:15pm to 6:00pm  Packet, Bib, & Chip Pickup (18 & Under Race)

4:15pm to 6:30pm – Packet, Bib, & Chip Pickup (18 & Over)

4:15pm to 6:00pm - Day of Race Registration (Cash or Check Only)

8:15 pm – Awards Ceremony

Race Start Times

6:15pm - Race 1 – 5000 Meter XC Run –  Ages 18 & Under – Start

6:45pm – Race 2 – 5000 Meter XC Run – All Ages – Start


All participants are encouraged to create a team.   There is no additional cost to participate on a team.    The team setup and scoring are as follows:

Teams may have a minimum of three participants and a maximum of five

Teams are gender specific (male or female – no coed)

The fastest three runners on each team will count in scoring

The fourth and fifth runners on each team will not count in scoring but will displace other teams in scoring

Points are awarded based on gender finishing place.  (i.e. 1st place is 1 point, 10th place is 10 points)

The team with the lowest score will be the winner.

Packet Pickup
Day of Race Packet Pickup

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

Win A Free Entry To The Quadrant 5k Runtoberfest Race

The top five male and female times, regardless of which heat, will win a free entry into the Quadrant 5k Runtoberfest race on October 22, 2016.  

PRS Running Club – Presenting Sponsor

The PRS Running Club of Jacksonville, Florida was founded by a group of friends who felt that the Jacksonville running community needed a running club where, on any given day of the week, runners of all abilities could meet up with their friends for a great run and a good time.

Unlike other running groups, the PRS Running Club has its own coach, Paul McRae.  Coach McRae, a legendary runner in the Jacksonville, Florida community. Coach McRae is a native of New Zealand and President of Personal Running Solutions, a local Jacksonville business that provides customized training plans and offers one-on-one training sessions.  In fact, the symbol of the PRS Running Club, the running kiwi shown above, affectionately known as “Paul”, is the national symbol of New Zealand, known for its ability to survive and persevere even in the most adverse of conditions and circumstances, qualities that are important to any runner. Coach McRae, who has run a 2:27:50 marathon, 1:04:35 half marathon, 28:53 10K and 13:57 5K, along with winning the inaugural Melbourne Marathon and hundreds of local races, attends most of the group runs providing encouragement, inspiration and insight.

The PRS Running Club, with a mission of promoting and encouraging running by educating the community about the benefits of long distance running and endurance athletics, has monthly social events, annual running retreats, puts on fun races to bring new people into running (like the Bold City Beer Run Series and the Krispy Kreme Challenge), and provides scholarships to deserving local high school athletes.

If you want to be part of a running club that is fast, fun and committed to fitness on the First Coast, then the PRS Running Club is for you!  To learn more visit www.prsrunningclub.com.  If you have any other questions about the club, contact our president, David Scott at [email protected],

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.

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.  

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


5000 Meter XC Run - 18 & Under

August 13, 2016 (Saturday) - 19:00
5 kilometers

This race is a chip timed 5km cross country run.

5000 Meter XC Run - All Ages

August 13, 2016 (Saturday) - 19:20
6 kilometers

This race is a chip timed 5km cross country run.

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