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Swoop the Loop 5K and Fun Run

Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m.

J. B. Coxwell Amphitheater

Whether you're on campus everyday or haven't been in a few years, Swoop the Loop is a great way to see the beautiful UNF campus! The 5k course will pass through some of the most beautiful scenery that UNF has to offer, and the 1-mile Fun Run is a great way for the littlest Ospreys to get a taste of the action (open to Ospreys of all ages).All participants will receive T-shirts and medals (while supplies last) and post race snacks.


Get ready to swoop your way through UNF's beautiful 1,381-acre campus with a pre-race warm-up with Camp Gladiator. Following the run, stay for the awards presentation and postrace entertainment complete with music bi DJ Jimmie Hustle and smoothies by Smoothie King. 


The theme of this year's Swoop the Loop is "Flower Power" in honor of the 70's decade, when UNF opened its doors. Costumes are welcome and highly encouraged.  

8 a.m. - Race registration 

9 a.m. - 5K race 

9:30 a.m. - 1 Mile Fun Run


Register by Feb. 7 to lock in your T-shirt size! Running not exactly your thing? Help us cheer on our overachieving friends and volunteer with us Instead! 

Swoop the Loop T-shirt Design

Packets will be available for pick up at the 1st Place Sports Baymeadows store location on Friday, Feb 14th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. All packets will be moved to the race site for race day pick up beginning an hour before the race. Baymeadows Store is located here



Awards will be presented to the top three men and women overall and the top three in each of the following male and female age groups:

10 & under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+


Participants will run through UNF's beautiful campus which sits on a 1,300 acre nature preserve.


Participants can park in the UNF Arena Parking Garage.


5K UNF Students (FREE)

5K Alumni $20

5K General Public - Individual (Free for ages 9 and under) $25

1 Mile Fun Run - General Public Individual (Free for ages 9 and under) $10


 Race Registration 


 Volunteer Sign Up