Get ready for the Saratoga Classic Half Marathon! Jacksonville's bold new run!
On February 3, 2019, MWR Mayport will be hosting the inaugural Saratoga Classic Half Marathon, in honor of USS Saratoga (CV-60), Naval Station Mayport's first aircraft carrier.
This 13.1 mile course will begin onboard Naval Station Mayport where runners will make their way through the installation before heading out the Main Gate towards HWY 116. Once on HWY 116, runners will cross the Wonderwood Bridge before looping back to the installation. The course offers views which are truly unique! Sights include helicopters, ships, St. Johns River, Atlantic Ocean, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Click here to see the course!
Registration is now available for only $60.
$40 : September 1 - September 16
$50 : September 17 - October 31
$60 : November 1 - December 2
$65 : December 3 - January 21
$75 : January 22 - January 31
Wheeled Division will allow participants in wheelchairs to participate in this race without the congestion of the entire pack. The wheeled division will start approximately 15 minutes earlier than the non-wheeled entrants. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall wheeled participants.
Teams can be established with a minimum of 4 participants, with at least one female. All team members are required to do individual registrations. During registration, either enter a new team name or select a current one. Team times will be determined based on the top 4 times, with at least one female. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall teams (based on fastest total time)
Finisher Medals will be given to every runner as they cross the finish line. This unique medal will feature the a 3-D image of USS Saratoga with the Saratoga Classic logo. Click here to see the medal!
Awards will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each of the following male and female age groups, based on gun start time:
14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
The top 3 male and female Overall (across all age groups), top 3 male and female Masters (40+), top 3 male and female Wheeled, and the top 3 Teams will receive additional awards.
Hotels are available at a discounted rate for our runners at the following locations:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jacksonville - Mayport:
$115 Standard (Suites & 2 Beds +$10)
Address: 2040 Mayport Road Jacksonville, Florida 32233
Reservation Name: Saratoga Classic
Econo Lodge Mayport:
Address: 2401 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233
Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront:
$129 Non-Ocean / $149 Ocean View / $169 Oceanfront
Address: 1515 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott:
$94 Military / $114 Non-Military
Address: 1617 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Click here to book Fairfield Inn now!
Packet Pickup will be held on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2 at location and time TBD. All registrants will receive their race shirt with packet pickup.
***There will be NO day of packet pickup for this event, please plan accordingly***
Non-Affiliated Spectators will be ONLY be allowed on the installation with a wristband and valid photo ID. Wristbands for spectators will be available at packet pickup. Each runner will be limited to four (4) non-affiliated spectators and must provide full name when receiving wristbands. DoD ID card holders will not be required to have a wristband to come onboard the installation.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and can be found HERE
***The following items are prohibited/restricted onboard the installation***
PROHIBITED ITEMS: No bags of any kind larger than 12" x 12", chairs, outside food or drink, coolers, illegal drugs, controlled substances, any weapons, bicycles, pets/animals (except for assistance animals), professional cameras with removable lenses, selfie sticks, recording devices, laser pointers, strobe lights, irritants (e.g. artificial noisemakers), bundles (e.g. package), fireworks, and containers of any kind. Food, beverage, and restrooms will be available at the event.
SPECIAL NOTE: Concealed carry permits are NOT honored onboard the installation, and FIREARMS are prohibited.
SEARCH: All personnel are subject to search and forbidden items will be seized and properly disposed of by security personnel.
PARKING: Parking is provided onboard the installation, but all cars will be towed if left unsupervised following the event
RIDESHARE/TAXI RULES: Uber/Lyft are NOT allowed onboard the installation. The only TAXI company allowed on base is Coastal Cab.