START In WAVE ONE: TOP 5,000
Wave One has 5,000 starting positions. Race numbers are assigned from 1 to 5,000 for these runners. The area is strictly reserved for the fastest qualifying runners. Once you have your qualifying time, go ahead and register and reserve your spot!
Top 5,000 Seeding Rules:
You must follow these rules to receive a top 5,000 number:
- Run a qualifying time listed below:
5K 5 Mile 10K 15K 10 Mile 1/2 Marathon Marathon 301-1000 Under 19:00 Under 35:00 Under 44:00 Under 1:08:00 Under 1:13:00 Under 1:38:00 Under 3:25:00 1001-2000 Under 24:00 Under 40:00 Under 49:00 Under 1:15:00 Under 1:22:00 Under 1:47:00 Under 3:50:00 2001-3000 Under 27:00 Under 44:00 Under 55:00 Under 1:24:00 Under 1:32:00 Under 2:02:00 Under 4:12:00 3001-4000 Under 29:00 Under 47:00 Under 58:00 Under 1:30:00 Under 1:38:00 Under 2:10:00 Under 4:25:00 4001-5000 Under 30:00 Under 49:00 Under 1:02:00 Under 1:33:00 Under 1:42:00 Under 2:15:00 Under 4:40:00
- Once your seeding information has been submitted when you register, we will not accept any other qualifying time!
- Qualifying must be done prior to your registration! You have to have finished the qualifying event within the last year (March 2012 - March 2013.)
- You cannot submit your entry as non-seeded, run a qualifying race, and then try to switch your entry. Only those who register for the Seeded Section will receive Seeded Numbers.
Don't wait too long to send in your entry!
Seeded Sections fill up! If you are waiting to complete a race later in the year or in the months right before the race, to get your seeded time, be careful! You might have gotten your seeded time, but the seeded section you were qualifying for might be full! We then have to place you in the next available seeded section, which would be a slower corral! Please plan ahead!
The top 100 seeded numbers are for Elite athletes. For more information on qualification and registration for these numbers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Four Wave Start for 15K
Wave One, Multi-Color Zones (Top 5,000 runners under 10 minute/mile pace that submitted proof of qualification with registration):
This Zone is located at the front of the starting line on Gator Bowl Blvd. This wave, which will start at the sound of the cannon, will include the Top 5,000 seeded positions. Runners in Wave One will be seeded into six color zones based on submitted qualifying times. Each runner must submit the name of the race, date of race, distance, and finish time when they register. These zones will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis: Yellow Zone 1-300, Blue Zone 301-1000, Red Zone 1001-2000, Green Zone 2001-3000, Orange Zone 3001-4000, Black Zone 4001-5000. If you already have your qualifying time, register now, so you know you have a spot in one of these seeded zones! For more information on this top 5,000, click here!
Participants in the following waves will be required to select their expected pace/mile for the 15K at the time of registration. Select the pace closest to what you plan to run for the entire 15K.
Wave Two, Grey Zone (Numbers 5001-10,000: 10 - 11 minute pace/mile):
The Grey Zone will be located directly behind the Top 5,000 seeded runners on Gator Bowl Blvd. Once all the runners in Wave One have cleared the starting line, the next 5,000 runners in Wave Two will be moved up to the starting line and will be started after a three minute delay. This will give runners in the Wave Two more room to run.
Wave Three, Purple Zone (Numbers 10,001-15,000: 12 - 14 minute pace/mile):
The Purple Zone will be located inside the Tailgate Zone at the Stadium. Runners in this zone will be moved onto Gator Bowl Blvd. after Wave One has started. Once all the runners in Wave Two have cleared the starting line, Wave Three will move up the to starting line and will be started after a three minute delay.
Wave Four, Pink Zone (Numbers 15,000+: Walkers or 14+ minute pace/mile):
The Pink Zone will start from a separate starting line on Georgia Street, which is located in front of the starting line on Gator Bowl Blvd. Participants in the Pink Zone will be started right after the runners in Wave Three have cleared the starting line.