1st Place Sports presents the 25th Annual Tour de Pain

Top Quote Race series tests a runner’s ability to complete three races in 24 hours. End Quote
  • Jacksonville, FL (1888PressRelease) July 12, 2017 - The Tour de Pain, hosted by 1st Place Sports, is set for August 11 and 12 at various locations around Jacksonville and registration is now open. About 1,200 runners are expected to participate in the race series, which was started in 1992. The Tour de Pain tests each runner’s ability to complete three different races in a 24-hour period. Participant’s total time in each of the three events will be added together to determine their place for the Tour de Pain.

    The first race of the Tour de Pain is a four-mile beach run on Friday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion at 200 1st Street North. The second race starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday, August 12 and is a 5K, which starts at 1st Place Sports at 3931 Baymeadows Road. It is a certified USA Track and Field course and is very flat and very fast. The third race takes place later that afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at The Jacksonville Landing at 2 West Independent Drive and is a double loop, one-mile sizzler.

    Runners can register at http://1stplacesports.com/races/tdp/ and there is an option to choose just one of the races. Through July 31, the entrance fee for the race series is $65 and on August 1, the price goes up to $75. For the individual races, the entrance fee is $30 through July 31 and on August 1 the price goes up to $35.

    Participants in the Tour de Pain will each receive a moisture-wicking tank top in their registration packet. Finisher medals will be given to those who complete all three events at the finish line of the final event. Following the one-mile sizzler, runners can participate in the post-race celebration and award ceremony held at Hemming Plaza. There will be free food, Gatorade and free beer for runners 21 years of age and up. Awards will be distributed to the top three finishers in each age division based on their total time in all three events.

    The Tour de Pain is a grand prix event. Sponsors include Nike, Tropical Smoothie Café, Moe’s Southwest Grille, Massage Envy, Montoya & Associates, Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute, Admira Dentistry, Orange Theory Fitness, Publix and WJXT.

    About 1st Place Sports
    1st Place sports is Jacksonville’s running headquarters and one of the top running stores in the country. The company has more than 30 years of experience in fitting running shoes and has the best selection of shoes, apparel and accessories. 1st Place Sports has six locations that offer the five-step fit process, which includes a foot pressure and treadmill analysis. All employees are experienced runners and well-trained to guide customers through the fitting process. In addition to retail stores, 1st Place Sports produces quality running events, such as the annual Winter Beach Run and the Gate River Run. The races they produce range from 200 to 18,000 participants and help raise over a quarter of a million dollars for charity each year. For more information, visit www.1stplacesports.com.

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