Christmas in Jacksonville with 1st Place Sports

100.7 The Promise supports and honors local businesses. After all, we are a local Jacksonville business, too. Through this season of gift giving we will highlight a few local Jacksonville businesses you might want to check out as you think of great gifts for those on your list… like…

First Place Sports! Their story is pretty neat, in 1978, Doug Alred heard about a new local race, the River Run 15k. He trained and prepared to run the race. After competing, Doug never looked back; he left his career as a public accountant and opened 1st Place Sports on Baymeadows Rd. later that year.

Today there are five locations in Jacksonville. In addition to his business, Doug conducts over 90 races annually, making him one of the busiest race directors in the United States! 1st Place Sports is proud to be recognized as Jacksonville’s running headquarters and one of the top running stores in the nation. From footwear, apparel, and accessories, to nutritional products and supplements.

Find out more about First Place Sports on our website and on all our social media outlets