Lighthouse 5K & Fun Run, Night Fest set for Feb. 18


Presented by Florida Power & Light (FPL) and The Junior Service League of St. Augustine (JSL), the 39th annual Lighthouse 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run will be held on Feb. 18. Registration for the event is available at

In an effort to continue support for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, along with other area nonprofits, the League hosts the event each year. 

“We are thrilled to offer this annual race, starting and finishing at the beautiful St. Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island,” said Carice Schuster, president of The Junior Service League of St. Augustine. “We are fortunate to host one of St. Augustine's oldest 5Ks at this important landmark." 

The inaugural race in 1983 was originally titled the “Bud Light Twilight Lighthouse Run.” The Lighthouse 5K is a chipped race that serves as a qualifier for the Gate River Run. 

Proceeds from the Lighthouse 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run benefit numerous JSL service projects and provide financial support for local nonprofit organizations in St. Augustine and the St. Johns County community.

In addition to the race, Night Fest will be held 3-7 p.m. Feb. 18. The free event includes children’s activities, museum exhibits and a chance to climb the lighthouse in the evening.

Activities for children will include face painting, arts and crafts, STEAM projects and photos with pirates. The event will also include live music, pizza, wine and beer.

Race registration is available at

For information about The Junior Service League of St. Augustine, go to