Jacksonville, FL (August 11, 2017) – Jacksonville, Florida was the place to be this past Saturday, as the Jacksonville Equestrian Center found a way to keep running cool in the summer sun in a unique 5k race. The Bubble Run 5k took place at the 80-acre Jacksonville Equestrian Center on August 5, giving runners of all ages a chance to run through what race producers compared to “Willy Wonka’s factory.”
Despite the Floridian summer temperatures, runners were able to beat the heat while dashing through the three-plus mile course. Every three to five minutes, waves of foam rolled through the 5k route. Each kilometer was marked with a different colored mound of foam – taller than any racer – to run through. By the time the racers were done, none had avoided being covered in foam from head to toe.
Though every event at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center is as uniquely different as the Bubble Run 5k, all have the same goal in mind – to give every participant an excellent experience and a great time. The Bubble Run 5k certainly achieved this, and the remaining events slated for this summer at the facility are sure to not disappoint in comparison. Next up will be the Doug Schembri Memorial Horse Show on August 19 – 20. This is an ApHC, ARHA and Open horse show, featuring a Yearling Round-Up Futurity in which yearlings can compete in Halter, Lunge Line, Hunter In Hand, and In Hand Trail. The following weekend will be an All Breed Horse Show, held on August 26.
September will keep the fun going with the Jacksonville Fall Festival, a USEF “A” rated hunter/jumper show set to take place from September 21st – 24th, followed by the First Coast Classical Dressage show on September 23rd – 24th, and the Country Boy Olympics on September 30, in which both men and women divisions will test competitors’ strength, speed, and endurance. A $5,000 cash prize is up for grabs in this competition. Events will include the Country Mile 5k – with plenty of mud and tough, country-themed obstacles – and the Country Boy Olympics fitness challenge, which will demand competitors to perform such tasks as truck pulling, hay throwing, and barn building.
Nearly all events at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center are free for spectators, so head to this popular facility to get entertained, grab tasty food and snacks, and enjoy the facility’s beautiful nature trails. Adjacent to the Jacksonville Equestrian Center is an Olympic-sized public swimming pool and golf course. The spacious facility itself includes two outdoor show rings, an enormous indoor coliseum, four permanent barns, 422 stalls, and 78 full hook up RV spaces. For more information on how to register to participate in exciting upcoming events or to learn more about the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, please visit www.jaxequestriancenter.com or call (904)-255-4215.