race into the new year with winter beach run + tropical smoothie cafe

This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated for my promotion of Winter Beach Run and Tropical Smoothie Cafe. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, January 28 marks the 42nd running of the 1st Place Sports  Winter Beach Run, a 5 mile and 10 mile race held along Jacksonville Beach.

A time-honored tradition in the local running community, this year’s event promises to be better than ever, boasting beautiful ocean views,

a gender-specific tech shirt

and a pretty fabulous finishers’ medal.

Runners will start at the Jacksonville SeaWalk Pavilion at low tide (2:00 PM), and head north for 2.5 miles before the turnaround. The five milers will cross the finish line on the return, while the 10 milers will push through another 2.5 miles to the south and back for their finish. Whatever distance you choose, the Winter Beach Run is a great way to hold to those New Year’s fitness resolutions and kick off your year of running. (Click here to register online, or visit any one of 1st Place Sports’ six retail locations to register in-store).

It’s going to be a chilly one, with a high of about 59 degrees, so bundle up and be ready to rise to the challenge!

Once you’ve collected your bling, don’t forget to celebrate! You should still have time to catch Shine On Hours at Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

Refuel with a SuperGreen Caesar Wrap 0r Salad for just $4.99 or try one of Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s new Powerpacked Smoothies for only $1.99 with the purchase of any entree (breakfast and kids’ items excluded).

Sample from Immune Blast (packed with Vitamin C, orange, apple, banana and orange juice), Health Nut (blueberries, mango, banana and choice of protein), Detox Island Green (spinach, kale, mango, pineapple, banana and fresh ginger), or Chia Blueberry Max (a blend of roasted banana, chia seeds, blueberries, peanut butter, almonds, date, coconut, cinnamon, whole grain oats and whey protein).

Shine On Hours are available at your local Tropical Smoothie Cafe through February 19. Whether you are toasting to your first Winter Beach Run, celebrating a new PR, or enjoying healthy meals and snacks to supplement your new year’s fitness regimen, you’ll find something satisfying and delicious.

Will you be running the 5 mile or 10 mile distance at Winter Beach Run this year?

What Powerpacked Smoothie are you most excited to try?

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One Response to race into the new year with winter beach run + tropical smoothie cafe

  1. That sounds like a super fun race! I love the detox island green smoothie! We have a tropical smoothie cafe downtown and I just love it!
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