Whitney Lab 5K

Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. | River to Sea Preserve Trails, St. Augustine, FL, Town of Marineland

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UF Whitney Lab - Celebrating Five Decades of Discovery!

Lace up your shoes for marine science! Join us as we commemorate 50 years of science and discovery at UF Whitney Lab with a 5k Race! Run, walk, or jog with us at the beautiful River to Sea Preserve trails (or anywhere with our virtual option) to celebrate this historic anniversary and support marine conservation. This year's featured animal - the redfish (Sciaenops ocellatus)!

All 5K proceeds will go to the Whitney Laboratory gift fund, a fund that powers the lab's programming including community lectures, public education, facilities improvements, public events, and critical student experiences at the lab. It is essential to operating all the programs at the lab! 

5K Registration

Race limited to only 200 in person participants!

Shirt and medal provided to all participants (in person and virtual); proceeds support the UF Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience

February 1 - 9: $30

February 10- March 31: $35

April 1- April 12: $40 -- *Online Registration Closes April 12 at 10 a.m.*

April 14, Day of Race Registration (in-person at packet pick-up only 6:30-7:30 AM) = $45 (Cash or Check Only) Only 18 Day of Race Spots Available!

Online Registration is now closed. 

Virtual: $45

Online Virtual Registration is now closed. 

**March 18 - April 14 Registrations - selected shirt size is NOT guaranteed. Preferred shirt size only available to those registered by March 17.**

If virtual option is chosen your shirt and medal will be mailed out after April 14. Virtual registration does not include in person race tracking bracelets. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. 

Race Information

Race Information

Race Start
Sunday, April 14, 2024
8:00 AM
River to Sea Preserve - 9805 Ocean Shore Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32137
Post race refreshments.


Race Course

The course will include 3 loops on the Matanzas Hammock Loop entirely on trails, with bracelets we provide to wear and drop at our mile markers to track your progress. One bracelet is yours to keep! Bracelets will be provided at packet pick up with your race bib and shirt.  

Course Map


Free parking is available at the River to Sea Preserve near race start, River to Sea Preserve Parking lot near beach, or DEP Marineland Field Station. Carpooling encouraged as spots are limited. Public parking area available also at the Whitney Laboratory (Approximately 1/2 mile away from the race start).

Packet Pick Up

Race Day Packet Pick Up: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 6:30 - 7:30 AM – River to Sea Preserve 9805 Ocean Shore Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080

  • Top Overall Male & Female
  • Top 3 in each age group: 9 and under, 10-14, 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 above.
Kids Fun Run

Free kids fun run will be after the 5K, approximately .4 mile on the Scrub Loop

Contact Us

Questions - wlmb@whitney.ufl.edu

Join us as a sponsor!

Whitney Lab 5K Sponsorship

Contact Ellie Padgett at 904-201-8471 or email wlmb@whitney.ufl.edu.

Thank you to our 5K Partners and Sponsors

Title Sponsors

Recede Bioplastics

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Town of Marineland

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Gold Sponsors

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

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Marineland Dolphin Adventure

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Silver Sponsors

Ragga Surf Cafe

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Bronze Sponsors

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