Jacksonville Historical Society FireRun 5K
Running: 5K, 1 Mile
November 7th, 2020
The Jacksonville Historical Society FireRun 5K is a Running race in Jacksonville, Florida consisting of a 5K and 1 Mile.
Join us in downtown Jacksonville for the Jacksonville Historical Society's Great Fire Run 5km. This race will follow the outline of the Great Fire boundary of May 3rd, 1901. The Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901 was the largest metropolitan fire in the American South. The fire began on May 3, 1901, with a spark from a kitchen fire at lunchtime that ignited piles of drying Spanish moss at a nearby mattress factory.
Located at Davis and Beaver streets, the factory fire soon spread to most of the downtown area. Smoke could be seen as far north as Savannah, Georgia.
By 8:30 p.m., when the fire was brought underKeep Reading
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