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Shearwater’s 5k on the Trails & Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM 


Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 by participating in Shearwater’s 5K on the Trails and Fun Run/Walk. Shearwater is one of St. Johns County’s fastest selling communities.  This race will stretch through portions of Shearwater’s nature trails and boardwalks, continuing almost a mile along Trout Creek under shaded tree canopy.  Many of Shearwater’s wide paths border preserved natural habitat. Stay after the race to enjoy craft beer and root beer floats, tasty food trucks, and a DJ-provided soundtrack. Proceeds from the event will benefit Timberlin Creek Elementary School, Switzerland Point Middle School, and Bartram Trail High School. Custom medals will be awarded to the first 200 finishers!


Shearwater Kayak Club

100 Kayak Way
St. Augustine, FL 32092


Cost: 5K Run | 8:00 am

– $20 Early Registration until April 14, 2017 at midnight

– $25 April 14-21, 9:00 a.m. EST

– Includes an event T-shirt and pint glass (21+) for the first 200 entries.


Fun Run | 9:00 am

– $10 Registration Fee

– Includes an event t-shirt only.

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Run 13.1 and 5K hosted by 1st Place Sports

Run 13.1 and 5K hosted by 1st Place Sports


WHAT:            Run 13.1 and 5K hosted by 1st Place Sports


WHEN:            Sunday, April 2, 2017

                        13.1 and 5K at 7 a.m.


WHERE:         Jacksonville Landing

2 W. Independent Dr.

Jacksonville, FL 32202


DETAILS:       The Run 13.1 and 5K will be held on Sunday, April 2 and each race will take off at the same time from the Jacksonville Landing. Runners participating in the half marathon will run through Downtown streets, loop through Evergreen Cemetery and then return to the finish line. The 5K course will take runners through the streets of Downtown Jacksonville and back to the finish line at the Jacksonville Landing.


Participants will receive a moisture-wicking, technical shirt and finishers get one of the biggest finisher medals in Jacksonville races. Half marathon runners also have a chance to win up to $300 if they are the first to reach the finish line. Awards will also be given out to age groups for the half marathon and the top runners in the 5K will get award plaques. A post-race celebration will be held at the Jacksonville Landing and features music, beer, and food.


To register, go to The entrance fee to the half marathon is $50 through March 25 and $55 through April 1. The price goes up to $60 on the day of the race. The entrance fee for the 5K is $33 through March 25, $35 through April 1 and $40 on race day. Race packets can be picked up on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at the 1st Place Sports location of your choice from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will be moved to the race site on race day and can be picked up starting at 5:30 a.m.

Bird Photography Seminar: How To Get A Better Photo

Date: Tuesday, March 28

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: St. Johns River State College, 2990 College Dr, St Augustine, FL 32084, USA, Room C-116

Bird Photography Seminar: How to Get a Better Photo

Join St Johns County Audubon for an entertaining and informative seminar on how to improve your bird and wildlife photography skills. Local freelance photographer Gary Whiting will share practical tips and actual examples to help you regardless of your skill level or the type of gear you use. His programs are a result of 30+ years of photography experience combined with naturalist training and years of wildlife behavior observation. Not a photographer? You’ll still enjoy the beautiful images and an entertaining presentation.

Gary is a freelance photographer, instructor, and naturalist specializing in wildlife, landscapes, and adventure images. His work has been featured in Bird Watchers Digest, St Johns Magazine, Wild Birds Unlimited retail video and social media, and various local businesses and publications. He teaches photography in private sessions and in groups at the OLLI continuing education program at UNF. He is also a Florida Master Naturalist and a sales consultant at Wild Birds Unlimited in Fruit Cove FL. We assure you that you will be captivated by his photos and learn many tricks on how to get that perfect visual shot!

SJC 7th Annual Free Kids Fishing Clinic

St. Johns County and Ancient City Game Fish Association hosting Seventh Annual Free Kids Fishing Clinic
St. Johns County is partnering with the Ancient City Game Fish Association and local businesses to host the Seventh Annual Free Kids Fishing Clinic from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at the St. Augustine Marina, 245 Vilano Road. Kids 12 and under are invited to learn how to use fishing equipment and safely fish. All equipment will be provided and a free McDonald’s lunch will be offered to all participants. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the first 150 kids to register will receive a fishing goodie bag. For more information, please call 904.814.0515.

SJC Medical Marijuana Workshop

St. Johns County Medical Marijuana Workshop

St. Johns County is hosting a Medical Marijuana Workshop at 4 p.m. on April 13, 2017 at the St. Johns County Permit Center, 4040 Lewis Speedway, to discuss proposed zoning and permitting regulations for medical marijuana retail stores and treatment. The public is invited to attend and provide feedback. For additional information, please call 904.209.0805 or email