THE PLAYERS Runner’s Expo Information | The Gate River Run

THE PLAYERS’ Runners’ Expo

510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Thursday, March 5th: 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Friday, March 6th: 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 7th: 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM

The three-day Runners’ Expo, which will be held at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds, is famous for its great bargains on all your running needs! Over one hundred booths will display the latest in running fashions! Over 35,000 people visit the Expo!

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 jane@1stplacesports.comfor more information. Click the link below to download the 2019 Runners’ 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 Thursday or Friday.

You may NOT pick up your packet on race day!

Can’t Make it to THE PLAYERS’ Runners’ 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, there will be packet pickup at the expo on race morning, March 7th from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM. 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.