About 70 miles east of Orlando, Cocoa Beach is one of the greats for beach running in North America. You can run for nearly 10 miles along this wide beach, and at mid to low tide, the surface is firm and fantastic for running.
The Riverwalk is the running highlight of downtown Jacksonville, with 2 miles of paths on the north bank and 1 mile on the south bank of the St. Johns River, connected by the Main St. Bridge and Acosta Bridge. Stadium loop is 2.5 mile add-on.
Main Street and Acosta bridges offer a training ground for runners who need to add some altitude. The closest thing to hill training in Jacksonville.
Another option for a downtown run, incorporating trendy San Marco Square, an upscale residential district, two bridges, and a section of the Riverwalk Path. Add on or combine with Riverwalk.
The Ortega neighborhood is bordered by the St. Johns River on the East, the Cedar River on the North, and the Ortega river on the West, practically making it an "inland island."
This diverse neighborhood reveals part of Jacksonville’s rich cultural diversity. A great run for hot days as it provides lots of shade & you can find the perfect fit gear at 1st Place Sports while you’re at it!
A nearly perfect 1 mile loop with intervals marked off with white lines on the road every 200 meters makes Forest Circle a go to for runners.
The Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail is 14.5 miles long and runs from Jacksonville’s westside to the small town of Baldwin. The trail is great for running as the surface is entirely asphalt.
The Theodore Roosevelt Preserve covers 600 acres adjacent to the Fort Caroline National Memorial. The trails offer a lot of elevation, with some of the steepest hills you will find in the area.