Matanzas 5K

Photo of Matanzas 5k runners
One of Florida’s fastest 5Ks, the Matanzas 5000 benefits youth running programs in St. John’s County, Florida. The scenic USATF-certified course winds through historic St. Augustine, Florida. Thank you for your continued support — 40 years and counting. We can’t wait to see you at the next Matanzas 5K!

The Matanzas 5000 Mission

Proceeds from this race benefit the cross country running programs at St. Johns County high schools and middle schools, as well as the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Since 1989, ACRR has donated more than $270,000 to youth running programs, all made possible by your continued support and by the generosity of our valued Matanzas 5K sponsors.
Photo of students with Matanzas 5K check
In 2019, Ancient City Road Runners, on behalf of the Matanzas 5000, donated $20,100. Thank you, thank you!

 

Matanzas 5000 Course

The Matanzas 5000 follows a flat 3.1-mile course through historic downtown St. Augustine. The race starts and finishes at Francis Field near — winding along the beautiful bay front, through historic neighborhoods, and past Flagler College.

Parking Options:
  • Garage next to Finish Line: This is free if you arrive before 7:00AM. After that, it costs $15.00 to park for the entire day.
  • Street parking: This is allowed anywhere the curb is not painted yellow and where “Reserved Parking” does not appear on a sign or on the pavement. There are many such spots on San Marco Avenue and US Highway 1.
  • Orange Street parking lots: The lots near the Race Expo location will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Castillo de San Marcos: This metered lot accepts credit and debit cards with paid parking enforced starting at 8AM ($1.50/hour).
  • The Prince of Peace Catholic Church: Located at 100 San Marco Avenue, the church offers free parking.
Please note: Race organizers have no control over parking rates set by the City of St. Augustine, and the race receives no portion of the parking fees.
The race will be chip timed through 1st Place Sports. You must cross the timing mats to be included in the results. Your race results and final time will include both chip time and gun time. The Matanzas 5000 is a USATF-certified course (FL12049EBM).

Matanzas 5000 Registration

The Matanzas 5000 will be held on January 22, 2022

Registration is opening soon: 

  • Before December 15, 2021: $30.00
  • December 15-January 15, 2022: $35.00
  • January 15-21, 2022: $40.00
  • Race day: $45.00

Packet pick-up will be held the week of the race at the location(s) listed below.

  • When: TBD
  • Where: TBD

Registration includes a long-sleeve T-shirt, finisher medal, and other swag from Matanzas 5000 sponsors.

For information on race registration, volunteer opportunities, and/or becoming a Matanzas 5000 sponsor, please contact the ACRR Race Director at racedirector@ancientcityroadrunners.org.

Matanzas 5000 Sponsors

Since 1989, Ancient City Road Runners and the Matanzas 5000 have donated more than $270,000 in support of local youth running programs. All of this is made possible by the continued support of our generous partners. We have several sponsorship packages available to those who wish to contribute to our cause while promoting their brand.

Diamond Sponsorship Level ($4,000)

This sponsorship package includes:
  • Your name and logo printed in media and advertising
  • Your logo and link on the homepage Sponsor page of Matanzas5k.com
  • Your logo on Matanzas 5K race bibs, bags, and banner(s)
  • 1st-tier name and logo placement on Matanzas 5000 T-shirts
  • 7 free race registrations
  • An 8×8′ expo booth

Platinum Sponsorship Level ($2,500)

This sponsorship package includes:
  • Your logo and link on the homepage Sponsor page of Matanzas5k.com
  • Your logo on Matanzas 5K race bags
  • 2nd-tier name and logo placement on Matanzas 5000 T-shirts
  • 5 free race registrations
  • An 8×8′ expo booth

Gold Sponsorship Level ($1,500)

This sponsorship package includes:
  • Your logo and link on the Sponsor page of Matanzas5k.com
  • 3rd-tier name and logo placement on Matanzas 5000 T-shirts
  • 4 free race registrations
  • An 8×8′ expo booth

Silver Sponsorship Level ($500)

This sponsorship package includes:
  • Your logo and link on the Sponsor page of Matanzas5k.com
  • 4th-tier name and logo placement on Matanzas 5000 T-shirts
  • 2 free race registrations
  • An 8×8′ expo booth

Bronze Sponsorship Level ($250)

This sponsorship package includes:
  • Your name on the Sponsor page of Matanzas5k.com
  • 5th-tier name and logo placement on Matanzas 5000 T-shirts
  • 1 free race registration

Patron Sponsorship Level ($150)

This sponsorship package includes:
  • Your name on the Sponsor page of Matanzas5k.com
  • Your name printed (small) on Matanzas 5000 T-shirts
  • 1 free race registration

All Matanzas 5K proceeds benefit the youth running programs of St. Johns County schools. If you’re interested in becoming a Matanzas 5000 sponsor, please contact our Race Director.

Thank you to our loyal partners!

Larry Gibbons • Art Beck • J Creations • St. Augustine Alligator Farm • Aldi • The Florida Aquarium • Ruby Tuesday • Outhouse Portables • Salt Life Food Shack • The Nuthouse • Autobahn Speedway Jacksonville • Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant • Bravoz Entertainment Center • WonderWorks Orlando