Please read carefully now and once again before event day.  Be prepared.

  1. NEVER QUIT® Event location address:  JACKSONVILLE BEACH11  1st Street North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
  2. Free parking and rent day arrival time:   We highly recommend that you are parked NO LATER than 6:15am to find close parking.  We can not emphasize this enough.  Go to sleep an hour earlier Friday night and you will be one happy runner on Saturday morning when you pull up at 6am, only 100 feet from starting area, vs at 6:30am, and blocks or miles away.  You can watch a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, relaxed and refreshed, meeting all the other thousands of people and your friends, getting great pictures of yourself in front of the start line, getting some cold water, leisurely walking over to the port-a-lets, just not stressing at all, only… happy.
  3. Paid parking:  Once the free city parking lost are full and various side streets near the beach, which are full by 6am, start to find spaces down the various Jacksonville Beach streets.  You will find a lot of people selling slots at their lots to park, but they charge all the way up to $20.
  4. Parking:  Parking is free in Jacksonville Beach city parking lot across from the event site and by the pier, but only until 9am. Please bring cash and/or a credit card in preparation for the parking after 9am or for those selling slots.  If you arrive earlier you will get better and free parking.  Carpool when possible.
  5. Hotels:   Staying in a hotel nearby by clicking on this link of close event hotels is a Very Great Idea.  Many competitors make a fun weekend of NEVER QUIT® and then just wake up and walk to the start line.
  6. No bag check:  There will be no bag check area so have a friend watch your gear, or leave it secured in your car.
  7. Timing Chip:  When you pick up your race bib and timing chip (if you selected a timing chip during online registration) at the Expo, make sure your timing chip and race number match.
  8. Bib info:  Make sure that your race number and/or chip do not belong to someone else.  ie., your name should be shown on the attached sticker fixed to your bib, and your name will also be printed on the front of the bib near the large race number (for those who sign up early enough to have their bib personalized. Sign up early.)
  9. Timing Chip:  5K / 10K runners who are being chip timed (who selected this option during online registration) will have the disposable chip already attached to the back of the bib.
  10. Medals are for 5k & 10k finishers who selected this option during online registration:  You must start & finish a race to be given your online “selected” finishing medal. Everyone in the 5k & 10K receives the Participant Necklace valued you at $300.   1 Mile receive a shark-tooth necklace finisher award.
  11. Walkers, Strollers and dogs on leashes:  Stand behind your correct pace flag. Faster chip timed runners start at the front & everyone else should line up at the indicated pace signs. Strollers and walkers must be in the back of the line. Pets are allowed, per Jacksonville beach law, on the beach until 9am and pets and owners must be to the very back of the start line.  Dog owners must have their dogs on a leash and please make sure your dog is a happy dog that does not mind being around a lot of people.
  12. Low tide is at 9:35am (See tides HERE) so this makes for a giant wide open hard backed sand beach that starts at 8am compared to This NQ run/walk is entirely on the beach on hard packed sand.
  13. Finisher Medal distribution area for those who selected a Finisher Medal option during online registration:  When crossing the finish line, you need to walk up to the Sea-Walk Pavilion to receive your finisher medal in the secured area from a U.S. armed service member.  Please take pictures with your own camera.   We will provide you with a bar coded bib that you will use to enter the secure medal area.
  14. Participant Necklace: Participant necklaces will be given to you at Packet pickup.
  15. Do not cut/obscure your bib & bib #:   We can not tag possible photos of you and post your pictures post event if we can not see your bib number.  If pictures are taken of you, make sure your bib # is clearly visible for the cameraman.  Use ALL FOUR safety pins to secure your bib properly.
  16. Cash & debit/credit card:   Can be used to purchase NEVER QUIT® merchandise at the Expo.
  17. Hydrate:  We strongly believe in preventative medicine to protect your health. PLEASE hydrate, hydrate, hydrate prior and during the race and at all water stations.  You can also wear a hat and sunscreen if you tend to burn from the sun.
  18. Personal water:  Bringing your own water bottle from home is a great idea.   Freezing the water bottle the night before will ensure you have cold water throughout your race. Water stops will be available.
  19. The best run/walk day of my life?  Yes, it just may be – as it is for thousands of others.  Get ready for a perhaps the most memorable run/walk day of your life.  You will be in the company of thousands of the most spirited, patriotic, kind and encouraging people ever.  It will be such a memorable day.  Ask your friends to join in & register as a participant or come watch.
  20. Visit faq/ and read FAQ’s to learn more on the event.

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