City of Palms River Run 8K

Sat December 3, 2022 Directions

8K Run

$40 7:30AM EST Registration ends December 2, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

2 Mile Walk

$30 7:30AM EST Registration ends December 2, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual 8K

$40 Registration ends December 2, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Intersection of Edwards Drive & Hendry Street | Downtown Fort Myers
The 44th Annual City of Palms River Run 8K & 2 Mile Run/Walk. The 8K course runs through beautiful downtown Fort Myers, then over and back on the Edison Bridge to finish on Edwards Drive & Hendry Street. For those that choose a more leisurely morning, participants may choose to run/walk the 2-Mile timed event. Proceeds for this event will go to support City of Fort Myers S.T.A.R.S. Program.
Adult 8K / 2-Mile: $40 / $30
Youth 8K / 2-Mile: $30 / $20 (18 & Under)
Race registration closes at 11:59pm on December 2, 2022. There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
Entry fee is discounted 20% for all Fort Myers Track Club Members.
Monroe Street Parking Garage (Directions)
Main/Jackson Street Parking Garage (Directions)
Packet Pick-Up
**Participants must be registered by November 18, 2022 to be guaranteed a shirt. Shirt order will based on the size chosen during registration, size exchanges will not be permitted.
Pre-Race Packet Pick-up & Registration (Tentative & subject to change):
December 1, 2022 (Thursday)
@ City Hall | 2200 2nd Street, Fort Myers 33901 (Directions)
December 2, 2022 (Friday)
@ S.T.A.R.S. Complex | 2980 Edison Ave, Fort Myers 33916 (Directions)
Race Day Packet Pick-up Only, NO REGISTRATION
Starting at 6:30am (on-site, Edwards Dr. & Hendry St.)
All must be registered pre-race to participate. Registration closes at 11:59 on December 2, 2022.
What You Will Receive

The first 250 participants receive a race specific unisex t-shirt.


8K Run Winners Overall (Top Male & Female):
Overall Awards based on GUN TIME
Overall Male & Female 
Overall Male & Female Master (40+) 
Overall Male & Female Grand Master (50+) 
Overall Senior Grand Master (60+)
8k Run Age Categories (Top 3 Male & Female):
Age Group Awards based on CHIP TIME
9 & Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Up
2 Mile Run/Walk 13 & Under (Top Male & Female)
2 Mile Run/Walk Age Categories (Top 3 Male & Female):
9 & Under, 10-11 & 12-13



Referral Refunds
Get rewarded when your friends and family to sign-up.
  • Sign-up for the City of Palms River Run 8K Run & 2-Mile Walk. Once you complete your registration, you will receive an email with a unique URL link to share with your friends and family.
  • When you have received 5 referrals and friends & family register by utilizing your unique URL, you will receive $20 credited back. An additional 5 referrals will result in a full refund of your individual registration.
course map

Photo Uploads

Please share your Virtual City of Palms River Run 8K Run & 2-Mile Walk experience with other participants.  After participant results are uploaded, participants may return to their results page, upload and tag their photos. You can also tag and share your race photos on Instagram #FMTCRiverRun.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

chip timing

This event will be timed with the ChronoTrack Bib Tag Technology. Your Timing Strip is attached to your race number.  Do not remove this tag, fold or wrinkle your race number. Do not cover your race number (Tag) with a jacket.  Simply pin all four corners to the front of your running shirt.

Strictly Prohibited

Unregistered participants, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, roller blades, skates, skateboards, strollers and pets are strictly prohibited.  Baby joggers are allowed but participants must start and remain at the back of the runners/walkers, thereby not interfering (passing, swerving between) with the other participants.

heat warning

Temperatures/humidity can be high in South Florida. Participants should drink plenty of fluid (non-alcoholic) for 48 hours prior to, during and upon finishing the race. Beware of heat-injury symptoms (dizziness, no sweating, nausea, cramps, redness, incoherent speech and thoughts). Seek immediate assistance if symptoms occur. Wear loose, light-colored clothing.


Intersection of Edwards Drive & Hendry Street | Downtown Fort Myers

MapMyRun Map

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