Donor Profile: JTC Running

JTC Running is Northeast Florida’s preeminent promoter of healthy lifestyles through running, fitness, and fellowship. Founded in October 1975 as the Jacksonville Track Club, JTC Running created the Gate River Run in 1978, which has been one of the leading road races in the country. The Gate’s four different events encompass over 15,000 national and world-class athletes, fitness runners, wheelchair athletes, walkers and children.

JTC Running has been a tremendous ongoing supporter of the Emerald Trail. The group played a key role in launching the Emerald Trail project in 2018 by helping to underwrite the Emerald Trail Master Plan with a $50,000 donation. Most recently JTC donated $50,000 to help fund the design of the Emerald Trail S-Line Connector which completes an unfinished 1.3-mile section of the existing S-Line Rail Link from 12th St. and Boulevard near Andrew Robinson Elementary School, to E. 21st St. The total design cost, to be shared equally by Groundwork and the City of Jacksonville, is estimated to be $860,000.

Together, the S-Line Connector and LaVilla Link, will form a six-mile contiguous trail enabling runners, walkers and cyclists to travel from Brooklyn to Norwood Plaza, near Gateway Mall.

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