The Great Fire Run 5km & 1 Mile Fun Run

Back November 07, 2020 May 02, 2020 Postponed
November 07, 2020
The event has been rescheduled from May 02, 2020 to November 07, 2020.

Join us on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 in downtown Jacksonville for the Jacksonville Historical Society’s Great Fire Run 5km.  This race will follow the outline of the Great Fire boundary of May 3rd, 1901. The Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901 was the largest metropolitan fire in the American South. The fire began on May 3, 1901, with a spark from a kitchen fire at lunchtime that ignited piles of drying Spanish moss at a nearby mattress factory.

Located at Davis and Beaver streets, the factory fire soon spread to most of the downtown area. Smoke could be seen as far north as Savannah, Georgia.

By 8:30 p.m., when the fire was brought under control, 2,368 buildings were destroyed, 10,000 people were homeless and seven residents were dead. In all, 146 city blocks were destroyed. The Confederate Monument in Hemming Park was one of the few city landmarks to survive the fire.

This event supports Jacksonville Historical Society. 

In addition to the race there are fabulous post race activities for the whole family.

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]



The Great Fire Run 5km

November 07, 2020 (Saturday) - 07:30
5 kilometers

The Great Fire Run 1 Mile (Chip Timed)

November 07, 2020 (Saturday) - 09:30
10 kilometers

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