Looking for somewhere to help you get fit in Jacksonville? Here is a list of gyms, personal trainers, group fitness classes, running clubs, and yoga/pilates spots! Don’t miss our Guide to Fitness In & Around Jacksonville!
The PRS Running Club of Jacksonville Florida was founded by a group of friends who felt that the Jacksonville running community needed a running club where, on any given day of the week, runners of all abilities could meet up with their friends for a hard run and a good time.
Unlike other running clubs in Jacksonville Florida, the PRS Running Club has its own coach, Paul McRae. Coach McRae, a legendary runner in the Jacksonville community, is a native of New Zealand and president of Personal Running Solutions, a local Jacksonville business that provides customized training plans and offers one on one training sessions. In fact, the symbol of the PRS Running Club, the running kiwi, affectionately known as “Paul”, is the national symbol of New Zealand, known for its ability to survive and persevere even in the most adverse of conditions and circumstances, qualities that are important to any runner. Coach McRae, who has run a 2:27:50 marathon, 1:04:35 half marathon, 28:53 10K and 13:57 5K, along with winning the inaugural Melbourne Marathon and hundreds of local races, attends most of the group runs providing encouragement, inspiration and insight.
The PRS Running Club, with a mission of promoting and encouraging running by educating the community about the benefits of long distance running and endurance athletics, has monthly social events, annual running retreats, puts on fun races to bring new people into running (like the Bold City Beer Run Series and the Krispy Kreme Challenge), and provides scholarships to deserving local high school athletes.
he Florida Striders is a non-profit organization of running enthusiasts who love to run, race and socialize! We were founded in 1978 by a group of runners who sought to promote running for health, fun, and competition with an emphasis on fun. Our members number in the hundreds, increasing every day. We would like to invite you to join the Striders if you are currently running, have children or parents who run, or would like to start running and would enjoy some support and good company. We have many members with competitive coaching experience and we all started somewhere, so if you are thinking about joining and need a little convincing, here are some great reasons to get involved:
Weekly Training Runs. We have training runs in different parts of town and at different times of the day. The traditional 6:30 am Sunday morning run starts and finishes at the Sun Tire on Blanding Blvd in Orange Park with routes of varying distances. For a complete list of runs and contact info for Jacksonville and nearby cities go to the Training Run Schedule page.
Other Great Benefits:
10% discount at all 1st Place Sports locations
10% discount at all Jacksonville Running Company Stores
$2.00 discount on Strider races: River Road Resolution 5k, Run to the Sun 8k, Memorial Day 5k and Hog Jog Cross-Country 5k
The “StrideRight” newsletter mailed or emailed to you. Check out the StrideRight online.
College scholarships for local graduating seniors.
Supporting running programs in our local elementary schools.
Social events including great speakers: Donna Hicken, Hal Higdon, Todd Williams and Jay Birmingham to name a few.
Training clinics and coaching advice from experienced members.
Private hospitality tent for Strider members at the Gate River Run with food, drink, & a great place to swap race stories.
Electronic news flashes for the latest on upcoming events.
FREE Member Pictures from most of our events.
JTC Running is a running club based in Jacksonville, Florida. We host a number of races, track meets, and events throughout the year, including the USATF 15K National Championship, The Gate River Run (http://www.gate-riverrun.com/). We also give back to Jacksonville’s Running Community through education, training, scholarships, and philanthropic causes.
Membership is open to all: see our website for membership and detailed club information.
Jeff Galloway’s Marathon Training Programs are for all levels of runners, from beginning runners to Boston qualifiers. This Low-mileage, Injury-free Training Program is for those who have jobs, families, and a life! The Jacksonville Galloway Training Program meets on Saturday mornings at various locations across the Jacksonville area, and follows Jeff Galloway’s training guidelines to get you safely across the finish line of a half or full marathon if your goals are to finish, or to achieve a ‘PR’. Our group runs feature walking breaks at regular intervals based on your skill level. Pace groups (of usually 8-15) are set up according to current fitness level, and a Group Leader is assigned to keep the speed slow enough for all members, and to enforce walk breaks from the beginning to the end.
Running is more fun when running together, as each member is motivated to run more often, and stay injury free. As you share stories, (gossip, issues) and pull one another along, the miles go by much more quickly. Lifelong friendships are formed in these mission-oriented, but laid back groups. For more information about the Galloway method of training, please visit http://www.jeffgalloway.com.
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
The 1st Place Running Club was formed in 1996. The club has over 300 members and a very competitive racing team. This club conducts or manages over 90 running and cross country events each year. Some of the better know races are: The Gate River Run, The Jacksonville Bank Marathon, Subaru Distance Classic 1/2 Marathon and 5K, The Tour de Pain race series, The Run for the Pies 5K, Corporate Run, The Mandarin Run 10K, and The Gator Bowl 5K. 1st Place Sports publishes the RunJax Event Guide each quarter. This publication features entry forms for upcoming events and training information. They also conduct the Jacksonville Grand Prix (a series of 17 races that has overall and age group competition). 1st Place Sports is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and USA Track and Field. Visit: http://www.1stplacesport
Amelia Island Runners invites you to join them for their running club’s weekly group runs! They’re held every Wednesday (weather permitting) from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach High School track, 435 Citrona Drive. It’s free and you don’t have to be a club member to run (or walk)! They also have free expert, individualized running advice for you from nationally known running Coach Roy Benson and others, if you’d like to take your running to the next level. All ages, all abilities, always welcome!
Join us for our Run Club! It is FREE and kids will earn certificates and medals for miles run during the season. We will end in the spring with a local 5K race!
All ages are welcomed and parents are encouraged to join the children walking or running!
Stop thinking you could never be a runner and start believing that you can achieve your fitness goals! Moms on the Run can help. We’re not a run club. We’re an instructor-led fitness program with coaching to motivate, educate and encourage you on your journey. You’ll make new friends, find accountability and have fun while working toward a healthier lifestyle. You don’t have to be a mom to join Moms on the Run.
STRIDE Jacksonville Beach is a premium indoor running studio that caters to clients of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you’re walking or running, our STRIDE Certified Run Coaches and state-of-the-art Woodway Treadmills will empower you to achieve your mental & physical goals.
Training Block is a web platform for athletes to connect with local sport providers and resources for their training and performance goals. Whether you are looking for coaching, physical therapy, nutrition services, strength training, recovery tools, or other sports services, you can easily find what Jacksonville has to offer at http://www.trainingblockusa.com.