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The Jacksonville Bicentennial Great Fire Run
May 7, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 in downtown Jacksonville for the Jacksonville Bicentennial Great Fire Run 5km. This race follows 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.
This event supports Jacksonville Historical Society. Title Sponsor: Firehouse Subs. Contributing Sponsors: The Bedell Firm (Great Fire Survivor), Champion Brands, Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair, Manifest Distilling, Marks Gray PA (Great Fire Survivor). Photo courtesy of Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo.