The Ned Tyson Memorial
Pirates on the Run 5K/10K
February 16th, 2019
Ahoy Matey -- The Pirates Are Coming!
Amelia Island's own "Run Like a Pirate Day" is coming soon. It's the annual Pirates on the Run 5K/10K, and it's one of the most colorful running and walking events arrrrrrrrround!
5K/10K START 8:00 A.M.
Online registration is at Active.com or you may print your own application and drop it by Current Running or bring it to the race or register onsite.
REGISTRATION & FEES
5K $30.00 or 10K $35.00 per person through January 22nd, 2019; 5K $35.00 or 10K $40.00 per person from January 23rd through February 15th, 2019. Day of Race is $35.00 for 5K or $40.00 for 10K. No refunds or transfers. (AIR members can deduct $5.00 - join the club and save!)
SCENIC COURSE WITH A CROSS-COUNTRY SEGMENT THROUGH EGAN’S CREEK GREENWAY
TECHNICAL T-SHIRT GUARANTEED FOR EARLY REGISTERED RUNNERS
MARDI GRAS BEADS FOR FINISHERS
ATLANTIC REC CENTER
2500 ATLANTIC AVE. FERNANDINA BEACH
PARK AT THE REC CENTER, OVERFLOW AVAILABLE AT MAIN BEACH
5K/10K courses START AND FINISH at Atlantic Rec Center. Members of the Fernandina Pirates Club in full costume will be handing out Mardi Gras beads!
NO STROLLERS, dogs or headphones in the 5K/10K.
Be aware that this is not a closed course and there will be traffic, except inside the Greenway. (The 10K route will cross a road with traffic, out-and-back.)
Walkers are welcome and encouraged to enter the 5K. Please walk on sidewalks whenever possible.
Technical T-Shirt- guaranteed for those registered by January 15th.
RUNNERS’ 5K/10K AWARDS
Overall Male and Female Winners in each race will win a pair of running shoes courtesy of Current Running.
Masters and GrandMasters Awards and 3-Deep Male and Female Age Group Awards: male/female age ranges from 10-14, 15-19, 20-24 etc up to 70-74yrs. (Masters 40+, Grandmasters 60+)
Pre-Registration: Register on Active.com. Registration on Active.com closes Thursday, February 14th, 2019. You may also drop off entries at Current Running, (815 S. 8th St.) through February 13th. Finally, you may also mail entries to Amelia Island Runners, P.O. Box 15322, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Day of Race Registration: Begins at 6:30 a.m. at Atlantic Rec Center. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 7:30 a.m. THE DAY OF THE RACE. Please register early. You must wear the race bib to be included in the race results.
Race Packet/Number Pick-up: All pre-registered runners can pick up packets at Current Running on Friday, Feb 15th, from noon to 6 p.m. Race packets can also be picked up at Atlantic Rec on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m. Chips will be provided at packet pickup.
Proceeds Benefit: Running in Nassau County.
FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO DESIGNATED RACE PARKING with major parking at Atlantic Rec, and overflow at Main Beach.
The Ned Tyson Memorial Pirates on the Run 5K/10K is presented annually by the Amelia Island Runners club. It is walked and run in memory of Ned Tyson, who came up with the idea for the event.
"The first race was run in 2004, and it was scheduled in February because it was a quiet time on the island and we hoped to grow it into a regional event, when families might spend a night or two and visit the downtown area," said Fernandina Beach City Manager Joe Gerrity. Tyson, Gerrity and Steve Nicklas organized the inaugural 10K run, with "help from many volunteers," Gerrity said.
"The next year Ned wanted us to have a Super Bowl-sanctioned event" in conjunction with the Super Bowl being held in Jacksonville, Gerrity said. "The process was very difficult, since each event had to get approval from the Super Bowl committee," which was an involved process. "We finally did get approval and the Super Bowl emblem appeared on the t shirt that year."
"As the race grew, it really became too much for us to handle since we all worked full time, so we asked Amelia Island Runners if they would be interested in sponsoring the run. I guess the rest is known history!," Gerrity said. The event has grown into a 5K/10K with hundreds of runners and walkers.
Ned Tyson died in 2010, and the race was subsequently named in his honor.