The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation 2nd Annual Jaguars 5K Stadium Challenge returned to EverBank Field this past weekend in support of youth sports and fitness programs in northeast Florida. Held under the stadium lights, the one-of-a-kind race route is entirely within and around EverBank Field. As opposed to the traditionally flat terrain of Northeast Florida, runners began the race by weaving in and out of the practice fields, running up four different ramps to the top of the stadium, taking a special loop through the newly renovated US Assure Club and back down through the new PROWL entrance onto the field. Participants will be pictured on the world’s largest video boards on their way to the finish line. Runners and spectators alike are welcome to attend the post-race party in the Bud Light Party Zone.
“Wow this is my second year and every year I look forward to the challenge,” said avid runner Traci Irvin. In addition to the 5K, there was a One Mile Fun Run, which showcased the stadium. All proceeds go directly to the Jaguars Foundation’s youth sports and fitness programs in northeast Florida as part of the Jaguars PLAY 60 initiative. “I’m a personal trainer and the 5k prepares me and my clients training tactics for future marathons” said Fitness Trainer, Shannon Dixon. All 5K participants received an official Jaguars 5K Stadium Challenge technical shirt and a custom designed finisher medal. One Mile Fun Run participants received a Fun Run medal and T-shirt. Guests, family and friends cheered for the winners and participated in the many activities for all ages, enjoying food and beverage options on site. Pictured are local runners Shannon Dixon, Felicia Barney and Traci Irvin.