Sweet 3

Jacksonville, FL

Every child dreams of entering the Candy Land game and treating themselves to sugary treats along the sweet-laden path.Well, maybe we still dream of sweets. Sweet lovers and sugar dreamers will not want to miss the most exciting series of 2019…the SWEET 3 Race Series.

This series will include the Thin Mint Sprint 5k, Ice Cream Run 5k and the Cupcake Run 5k and will offer runners a chance to receive an amazing medal for completing all three, cash prizes for the overall winners and age group awards for the 3-race series.

All three races are on certified courses and measured for accuracy.  


The details of the Sweet 3 are listed below. These races are a must-do for fun, family entertainment. And all three are for deserving charities right here in Northeast Florida – The Girl Scouts Gateway Council, The Clarke School for Hearing & Speech, and Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida. You can be sure you are participating in worthwhile races when supporting these three established charities. 

To recap...the $15 registration fee gets you into the series but NOT the individual races. You must sign up for those events separately on the links just below. 


February 23rd, Thin Mint Sprint 5k - Thin Mint Sprint 5k

March 30th, Ice Cream Run 5k - Ice Cream Run 5k

April 6th, Cupcake Run 5k - Cupcake Run 5k

Eligibility & Rules

For Points, Prize Money & Awards!

  • Must be registered for all 3 events
  • Must be a Florida resident
  • Age Group Determination is the age at which you are at the Thin Mint Sprint 5k, February 23rd.
  • Accumulate the most Sweet 3 Series points by the final Series race, the Cupcake Run 5k on April 6th.
  • Age group 9 and under must run on their own and not be pushed in a stroller/wheeled cart

Age groups

Female and Male age groups 

9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70- 74; 75-79; 80-84; 85+ 

Awards and scoring

Over $2000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the Sweet 3 Race Series Champions! Following a Grand Prix format, the Sweet 3 Race Series uses a point system based on results from each race. Runners who score in the top overall or top age group positions receive points at each of the events.

Note: Race Series awards are not duplicated. An individual can win in the overall category or age group but not both.

Top 5 overall male and female

Top 3 in each age groups

1st Female/Male Overall - $350

2nd Female/Male Overall - $275

3rd Female/Male Overall - $200

4th Female/Male Overall - $150

5th Female/Male Overall - $75

1st Female/Male Age Group Winner - Plaque

2nd Female/Male Age Group Winner - Plaque

3rd Female/Male Age Group Winner - Plaque

Overall series points

1. 100

2. 80

3. 70

4. 60

5. 50

6. 40

7. 30

8. 20

9. 10

10. 5

Age group series points

1. 10

2. 8

3. 7

4. 6

5. 5

6. 4

7. 3

8. 2

9. 1

10. 1

In the event of a tie, the fastest 5k time over the 3 races will determine the tie-breaker.



For more information on each race (times, packet pick-up, course maps, swag, and sweets at each race), please refer to the individual race websites listed below. 

Thin Mint Sprint 5k

Ice Cream Run 5k

Cupcake Run 5k

When & Where

Feb 23, 2019 - Apr 6, 2019


7:30 AM

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