I Love My Island 5K

Sat September 26, 2020 Merritt Island, FL US 32953 Directions

Adult 5K

$27 7:30AM EDT Registration ends September 24, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Child (12 & under)

$15 7:30AM EDT Registration ends September 24, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT


$20 7:30AM EDT Registration ends September 24, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT


$30 Registration ends September 24, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
5555 N. Tropical Trail
Merritt Island, FL US 32953

To Benefit: I LOVE MY ISLAND, INC. a non-profit dedicated to helping children, seniors and families in the Merritt Island, area.

2nd Annual A Run Through Paradise!

Take a run through beautiful "old" Florida.  Your journey begins at St. Luke's Episcopal Church where the chapel, built in 1888, is still in use.  Made of old pine and showcasing the original stained-glass windows, this chapel is available for worship, weddings and community activities.  Continue up North Tropical Trail under majestic live oak and pine trees covered in Spanish moss.  You'll pass Sam's House, the oldest home in  Brevard County and one of the original orange groves and to the finish line around the historic cemetery where members of the Island's pioneer families are buried to the finish line.

The tree lined course shows the beauty of the Island and is filled with historical significance.  After the race, members of the St. Luke's family will answer questions about the cemetery and give short tours of the chapel.

A Race To Remember!

Race Amenities:

  • Very Cool “ A Run Through Paradise” 5K performance t-shirts (**Guaranteed shirt size if registered by September 4th) for all participants to include virtual 5K
  • Awesome Awards & Giveaways for in-person event
    • Drawing will include a “Runner’s Basket” with items from Running Zone
  • Virtual participants are eligible for drawings for raffle prizes but are not eligible for awards
  • Refreshments after the race
  • Photographer will be on site
  • Vendor booths

Time Table:  **Subject to change based on local and state guidelines

Friday, September 25th, 2020: Running Zone 
(3696 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne)
10 AM-6:30 PM: Early Packet Pickup and Registration

Saturday, September 26th, 2020: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5555 N. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island
6:30 AM: Registration & Packet Pickup Opens
7:15 AM: Registration Closes
7:30 AM: 5K Start!
* Awards Ceremony Following 5K

M-F: Top 3 Overall, Top Masters (40+),
Age Groups (Top 3 M-F):
8 & Under     25-29              50 -54                 75-79
9-11                30-34               55 -59               80+
12-14              35-39               60 -64
15-19              40 -44              65 – 69
20-24              45-49               70 -74
Fastest Top Team (1) – must be co-ed; min of 5

**Awards winners will be pictured in the Merritt Island Now Magazine!!

Manual Registration Form

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Course Map
Switch to Virtual Event

You can switch to the virtual race via your RunSignUp profile up until Sep 23rd @ 11:59 PM.  You will need to log into your RunSignUp account Profile > select I Love My Island 5K in the Upcoming Events Tab > select Manage Registration.  This will allow you to switch to the virtual race on the Transfer Event Menu Tab.

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