Swoop the Loop 5K & Fun Run

Jacksonville, FL

Registration has been closed for the Swoop the Loop 5K. You may register on the day of the race beginning at 7 am. Cash and check only.

. We will not run through the academic and residential buildings. The course will be primarily on UNF roads and finish by looping around the Bookstore and Student Union. Please click on the COURSES link on the right side of this page and select the Swoop the Loop 5K 2022 course.

 O v e r v i e w  

The University of North Florida welcomes all alumni, faculty, staff, students, and community members to kick off UNF's Homecoming Saturday with the annual Swoop the Loop 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, February 19, 2022!

Refuel after the race with Pancakes in the Plaza, then attend the family-friendly Homecoming Village before the Women's Basketball game at 2 p.m. and the Men's Basketball game at 5 p.m. against Florida Gulf Cost University.

 E v e n t  D e t a i l s 


Swoop the Loop 5K starts and finishes at the UNF Arena Plaza and makes its way through the scenic campus, which sits on a 1,300 acre nature preserve. It will be followed by a half-mile Fun Run for families and children around the Green.

5K Tickets - includes a t-shirt, bib, and medal
  • $25: partcipants 12 and over
  • $10: children 11 and under
  • FREE for UNF students (Osprey1 card will be required at check-in)
Fun Run Tickets - includes a t-shirt and surprise gift
  • $10: participants 12 and over
  • FREE for children under 11
Awards will be presented to:
  • Top Three Men and Women
  • Top Male and Female of the following age groups:
    • 10 & under
    • 11-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60+

Pre-race Packet Pick-up:

Thursday, February 17, 2022 between 9 a.m. -3 p.m.

UNF Alumni Hall
4804 Kernan Blvd S. 
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Race Day pick-up will begin at 7:00 a.m. 

R a c e  D a y  I n f o r m a t i o n:

Saturday, February 19, 2022

The race will be held on UNF campus at 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224. The race starts in front of the UNF Arena.

Parking: Participants can park in the UNF Arena Parking Garage. Campus parking is free on weekends (passes are NOT required).

7:00 a.m.
Registration & late packet pick-up

8:00 a.m.
5K start

8:45 a.m.
5K awards

9:00 a.m.
Pancakes in the Plaza (until 11 a.m.)

9:15 a.m. 
Fun Run

All participants are welcome to stay on campus or return later for Homecoming Village, which is a FREE, family-friendly pep rally with bounce houses, games, crafts, music, food trucks, and more.

Homecoming Village is from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Arena Plaza.

To view other UNF Homecoming Week events, and to purchase the Homecoming Game Basketball tickets, please visit www.unf.edu/homecoming 

When & Where

Feb 19, 2022


8:00 AM

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Jacksonville, FL

UNF Arena Plaza


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