The Runner’s Expo Information | The Gate River Run

THE Runner’s Expo

510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202 
Each day will be divided into two-hour pick up sessions.  There will be a 1,000 visitor limit per session. Participants were required to select a pick up day and time during registration.  Please check confirmation link to find the session you selected.
Wednesday, March 17th, Noon until 6 PM
Thursday, March 18th – Noon until 6 PM
Friday, March 19th: 10 AM until 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 20th – Closed

The number of vendor booths at the Runners’ Expo will be scaled down for 2021.  

Expo Parking

Parking of the Expo is located in the stadium parking lots across from the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.

Booth Rentals

If you would like information about booth space call Jane Alred at (904) 731-3676 or email for more information. Click the link below to download the Runner’s Expo form.

» Download Expo Booth Rental Form

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Packet Pickup


Jacksonville Area Participants

If you live in the Jacksonville area (Duval, Clay, St. John’s and Nassau counties) you must pick up your packet at the expo on Wednesday, Thursday,  or Friday.

You may NOT pick up your packet on race day!

Can’t make it to the Runner’s Expo?

If you are unable to pick up your own packet, your packet may be picked up for you.

  1. Before the Expo begins: Fill out the Authorization Card, sign, and give it to the person who is picking up your packet for you. They will need to bring this to the Runner’s Expo with them.
  2. If the Expo has already begun, the person picking up your packet will go down to the Expo and fill out an Expo Authorization form. They will fill in your information and sign it stating they picked up your packet for you.

Bib Number Assignment:
There is a spot on the Authorization form for you to fill in your Bib Number. You can look this up closer to the race once the race numbers are assigned, or there will be a “Bib Number Look Up” area at the Runner’s Expo.

» Download the Packet Pickup Authorization Form here

Out-of-Town Participants

For participants traveling from out of town, packets must be picked up at the packet pickup tent located in parking lot N next to the Jaguars practice field on race morning from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM for the 15K and 8 AM until 9:30 AM for the 5K. You can choose to pick up your packet on race morning when registering and pay the $5 fee for day of race pick up. This option is available to out-of-town runners only! Out-of-town runners are defined as runners from outside Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau Counties.