Over 100 Seek to Qualify at Jacksonville for Olympic Trials

12/23/2015 - 16:03

JACKSONVILLE, FL — At what is called one of the fastest courses in the South, over 100 runners will seek to qualify Sunday, Jan. 3 for the Olympic Trials Marathon.

The event includes the half marathon as one of the last half marathon events that will count for qualifying. Men must run under 1:05 and women under 1:15 to meet the qualifying standard. The Jacksonville Bank Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K races start and finish at The Bolles School. Officials believe the half marathon may be the fastest half ever run in the South.

The marathon course record is 2:14:33. You can qualify for the Boston Marathon in this event.

Lots of shade is offered on the “pancake flat” course, which finishes inside Bolles Stadium on the track. Large medals go to all marathon and half finishers.

Average temperature is 56 degrees for the Jacksonville Grand Prix event.

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