Rabbit Race

The Annual JLPC 5K and 1/2-mile Rabbit Race will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The races will take place in the historic Cove neighborhood in Panama City, Florida.  This road race follows a scenic path throughout the beautiful historic neighborhood and along St. Andrews Bay. This course is certified by the USTF and will be professionally time by Runners Edge Race Timing.  

If you don't want to be a race participant, join us as a volunteer.  Please contact the race director at 5k@jlpanamacity.org.

To register for this race, please click here to be redirected to the registration on active.com.



  • 11:00am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-6pm
  • JL Office: 309 W. 5th Street, Panama City, FL 32401
  • 6:00am to 7:45am: Race packet pick-up and race day registration
  • 8:00am: 5K start
  • 10:00am: 1/2 Mile Bunny Hop
  • Awards immediately after the end of the 5K Race
  • 1/2 mile fun run will take place immediately after the awards
  • The start and finish line are located at the Bay County Courthouse, 300 E. 4th Street, Panama City, FL 32401 
  • 5K: $30.00 before March 21, 2016, $35.00 after that date
  • 1/2 Mile Fun Run: $10.00 before March 21, 2016, $15.00 after that date
  • Custom high quality race medals are awarded for the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers, as well as the top 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for males and females in the following age categories:
    • (8-10), (11-14), (15-19), (20-24), (25-29), (30-34), (35-39), (40-44), (45-49), (50-54), (55-59), (60+)
  • Custom finisher medals will be awarded to all finishers (age 14 and under) as they cross the finish of the 5K as well as the 1/2 mile fun run
  • Spirit Award to the most spirited costumed runner or team


  • It is advised that you arrive early to park and walk to the start line since parking is limited by the start area.
  • Carpooling is encouraged.
  • Golf cart shuttles will be running before the race starts between other alternate parking areas.

This event will take place rain or shine but we will follow Bay County athletic rules with regards to foul weather and reserve the right to cancel the event should lightning occur. Please dress accordingly to temperature and weather.

Happy running!