The Great Fire Run 5km & 1 Mile Fun Run

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.

November 07, 2020


The Great Fire Run 5km
November 07, 2020 (Saturday) - 07:30
5 kilometers
Solo Road
The Great Fire Run 1 Mile (Chip Timed)
November 07, 2020 (Saturday) - 09:30
10 kilometers
Solo Road


Nov 07 2020 : Possible light rain in the morning.
20.1°C - 25.1°C (68.2°F - 77.2°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers 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]
Last checked on 2020-11-02


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