• Race Registration — Sept. 1 – Nov. 5
  • Race Fee (Inclusive)


  • Children*


*Children ages 8 – 10, registration required

The Eco-Adventure Center at the University of North Florida will host the Runwell 4 Life Festival’s 5K Trail Run. Registration for the 5K will be open Monday, August 4th through Wednesday, November 5th at Midnight. Registration will not be available day of event. Children between the ages of 8 to 10 are free, however, registration is required. Entry Fee includes your Runner’s Bib, Individual Time Chip, Event Parking, and finisher T-shirt.

Route Description

The 5K Trail Run will take you on adventure through the quiet and beautiful wetlands of Blueberry Trail, around Lake Oneida, through pine flat woods and deep swamp. It overlaps the Goldenrod Trail at times and traverses the gambit of UNF habitats; from Swamp to Sand Hill to Flatwoods. You will see beautiful goldenrod flowers that bloom in the fall and will also pass one of the Grandfather Cypress trees that live on campus. Also on the trail is an area that is home to a healthy Gopher Tortoise population. These land dwelling tortoises live over 60 years and provide underground homes to countless reptiles, amphibians and small mammals.

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Awards will be given to the top three males and top three females overall in the competitive heat only.
All 5K Trail Run finishers will receive a Runwell 4 Life Festival Finisher T-Shirt.

Trail Rules and Restrictions

  • Runwell 4 Life Festival will be hosted on a protected and preserved area of UNF. Dogs, Bikes, Strollers (Including Jogging), Motor Vehicles, Horses and Weapons are strictly prohibited on this trail course.
  • Parts of the trail are extremely narrow. Participants that would rather walk the 5K Trail are encouraged to register for the non-competitive heats in the afternoon.
  • Only officially registered participants, volunteers, and race officials are allowed on the course. If you do not have a race number or race official credentials you will be asked to leave the course.

Timing Chip Return and Official Time Distribution

The race will be chip timed using a shoe chip system. Chips will be distributed at the packet pickup. All runners must cross the mat at the finish line with their chip properly attached to their shoe to score in the race. Chips must be returned at the conclusion of the race at the finish line. Runners not returning chips will be charged a fee of $30.

Refund Policy

There are no-refunds, transfers, deferments or exchanges for this event. But feel good your support provides accessibility of resources to those needing recovery from addiction and mental illness and helping people live healthy, fulfilling lives.

Weather Policy

Runwell 4 Life Festival will happen rain or shine, unless we determine that race conditions are dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend by the Race Director and Race Management Company. In the unlikely event that the race is cancelled there will be no refunds. In the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel, or eliminate any/all portions of the race. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-Up will be Saturday, November 8th beginning at 6:30 AM at The University of North Florida. The Packet Pick-Up location will be in the Runwell 4 Life Festival Check-In Tent which is located in parking LOT 14 (also event parking). Packets will include runner’s bib and individual timing chips. Please be sure to bring your online registration confirmation email and photo ID in order to receive your race packet.

Registration Confirmation

Upon your successful online registration, an electronic confirmation will be sent to the email address provided during the registration process. Please print and retain this confirmation for your records. You will need to provide this confirmation email at check-in on race day to receive your race packet. If you experience any problems or need assistance with registration please contact Matt Reimer of PRS at matt@prsracetiming.com.