Chariots of Fur Beach Run & Festival

Jacksonville Beach, FL

Our dog mascot, BEN FUR, greets you with a wet lick for the 9th ANNUAL Chariots of Fur 5K run/walk and 1-mile Fun Run - with or without your dog - on the beautiful beach of Jacksonville Beach to benefit local nonprofit animal rescues and dog parks. Runners & walkers will set their own pace - racing to win or walking for fun! 1:00 PM start for the 5K and for the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk; Awards ceremony at 2:15 pm; Festival until 4pm.

The Chariots of Fur Beach Run and Festival benefits local Jacksonville non-profit animal rescues and dog parks. Race proceeds beyond expenses will benefit
           THE LONDON SANCTUARY click here
           PAWS DOG PARK , JAX BEACH click here

Chariots of Fur was featured in Runners World BUCKET LIST 11 Races You Should Run with Your Dog

FOR 2019


  • Both the 5K and Fun Run top 300 finishers will be awarded a custom medal.
  • Dogs with runners will receive an Award Ribbon and a Bandana
  • All runners registered by Jan 15, 2018 will receive a cotton long sleeve shirt

The 2019 Chariots of Fur Beach Run & Festival
 will include a 5k, 1-mile fun run/walk and festival with sponsor booths, DJ music, contests, food trucks, dog demos, dogs available for adoption, activities for kids, massages, raffle prizes and a silent auction! 


            Saturday, February 2, 2019. The 5K and the Fun Run will both start at 1 pm


            Seawalk Pavilion; 75 1st St. N., Jacksonville Beach, FL  32250 


         5K - Adults and Fun Run (15 and over):
$30 until Friday Nov 30,2017 at midnight.
$35 from Dec 1 to Dec 31, 2017 at midnight 
$40 Jan 1, 2018 to Friday Feb 2 at 9 am when Online Registration closes
$45 on race day

5K - Child (14 and under):
$20 until Friday, Nov 30, 2017 at midnight
$25 from Dec 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017 midnight
$30 from Jan 1, 2018 until Feb 2, 2018 at 9am
$35 on Race Day.

*No extra fee for running with your dog and your dog will receive a custom ribbon

Make checks payable to Milestone Race Authority and mail to 3800 Sandy Shores Dr. Jacksonville FL 32277.  Sorry, no refunds.   


           Register online at  An additional processing fee will be charged for online registration. Online registration closes on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at 9am.  Click here to REGISTER NOW.
To mail in a check and paper race application, print and complete the race application Chariots of Fur Race Application.

Milestone Race Authority
3800 Sandy Shores Drive
Jacksonville, FL  32277

If you do not pre-register before Friday, Feb. 2 at 9am, you can still register the day of the race beginning at 12 noon before the Fun Run and 5K.


An exciting out and back ENTIRELY on the sands of Jacksonville Beach. Run south on the beach from the Seawalk Pavilion 1.5 miles to 25th Ave. S. U-Turn and return to finish on the walkway at the Seawalk Pavilion.. Course Map


           Long Sleeve Shirts, medals to the first 500 finishers, Custom Ribbons for your dogs and goodie bags with items for people and pets to all entrants. RAFFLES  The Northeast Florida Scottish Games has donated 4 tickets to the festival on Sat Feb 24, 2018!  *** A super Special Packet Pick UP discount will be available during pick up at New Balance! Dont miss it***


        The 5K Race and the Fun Run will be timed and scored by Jaguar Timing Systems electronic bib tag. Your entry fee covers the cost of the disposable chip which does not need to be returned. Bib MUST be worn on the front chest to be scored electronically. Please do not fold the microprocessor.

  PACKET PICK UP location to be determined

THURSDAY, February 1, 2018 noon until 7pm, FRIDAY, February 2, 2018,   
For Race Day pick up, please arrive early to avoid lines.
Pick up opens at 9 am

AWARDS - New this year for runners with dogs...

          The Coveted Chariots of Fur Dog bowl will now be presented to 5K RUNNERS WHO RUN WITH DOGS based on AKC classifications of Sporting, non- Sporting, Herding, Hounds, Working, Terrier and Toy. The TOP 2 male and female will be awarded bowls.    

   AGE GROUPS for Runners without Dogs    

          Top three Male and Female in 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 and over. Awards presentation will follow conclusion of the Main event. 


           Raffle prizes and silent auction items including restaurant / merchant gift cards, gift baskets, Road ID gift certificates and MORE!


         Results will be posted near the finish line within minutes of the conclusion of the race and on the internet at Include your cell phone carrier and receive INSTANT SMS text message of your race time.  5K Finishers can download FREE finish line pictures on ITS YOUR


         Join us for a Festival after the 5K and Fun Run for runner’s refreshments, sponsor exhibits, music, food trucks, dog demos, dogs available for adoption, awards presentation, and raffle prizes!           


         Take Beach Blvd. east all the way to the end at 1st St. N., turn left and park anywhere near the Seawalk Pavilion at 1st Ave. N. 

           Parking is available anywhere near the Seawalk Pavilion.


          For race participants who wish to book hotel accommodations for the race, dog-friendly hotels are available in the area. 
Holiday Inn Express:  1101 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Four Points by Sheraton:  11 1st St. N., Jacksonville Beach, FL  32250
Beachfront rooms located next to the Seawalk Pavilion


Keith Brantly - 1996 Olympian, Marathon

 “After competing on a national level for over 20 years, not many races get me too motivated anymore, but I always look forward to the Chariots of Fur. My wife, Kim, and I have two Jack Russells (Chase and Scout), so having the chance for all of us to run in an organized, fun-filled, dog-friendly event is a lot of fun for us. Our dogs love it even more! More importantly, St. Francis Animal Hospital does a lot of good work within the community to help those who couldn't otherwise afford top-notch veterinary care.”

Kim Pawelek Brantly (
THE race authority in Jacksonville)
“The Chariots of Fur still remains one of my favorite races of all time! And I've run hundreds of races throughout the years! It's a chance to bring Chase and Scout (my Jack Russells) to an event where they can run, play and sniff out the competition. Besides, the race packets, food/drinks and post-race awards for the Chariots of Fur are much better than most of the human-only races. We absolutely love the hand-made dog bowls! Such a fabulous event for the entire family! Cannot wait for next year's race!” 

Francisco Fuentes & Lupe, 1st Place Overall, 2014 Chariots of Fur 5K
 “Me and my dog ‘Lupe’, a smooth coat Border Collie, used to spend hours running or hiking in the woods and hills, or herding cows and sheep in the countryside of Chile.  Since arriving in the U.S. in 2013 we were happy to find the Chariots of Fur. As an active runner, what would be better than a run with my best partner!  Even with the cold rain, the environment was very warm: friendly people sharing the same love for our pets. The happiness of masters and puppies was amazing, running or walking, everybody was having fun.  Despite the rain, there was only one thing in common: happy faces and much wet fur!  We appreciated the good vibes and the fantastic experience, we expect to come back again in 2015.”

Julie Stackhouse & Sasha, 1st Place Woman Finisher, 2014 Chariots of Fur 5K:
“Sasha is 7 years young and she is a golden retriever mix rescue dog.  She loves to run and is especially competitive! I'm not really sure where she gets that from but she is a great companion for me and my running buddy!  We both thoroughly enjoyed the race and such a unique event for a great cause.  We will definitely be back next year!  Despite the rainy weather it was really an amazing and fun day and very well organized!  Thank you again for hosting us!  Furry friends at the beach and a fun 5k run with spectacular prizes!  What could be better?” 



In addition to their Sponsorship of the Fun Run, the Northeast Florida Scottish Games has donated 4 tickets to the festival on Sat Feb 24, 2018!

When & Where

Feb 2, 2019


1:00 PM

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