Tom Walker Memorial Half Marathon

November 5, 2016

Boulware Springs Nature Park

Gainesville - Hawthorne Trail

Gainesville, Florida

Race Description

The Florida Track Club hosts our annual Tom Walker Memorial Half Marathon Run on the beautiful Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail. This is an out and back course that starts at the beginning of the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail and heads east along the trail to the turn around point just before the County Road 234 crossing at the Rouchelle Parking Area. The trail is a wide paved path with plenty of shade. The course is mostly flat with some gradual hills in the first and last mile and a short hilly section between miles 2 -3 and 11 - 12.

The 2016 edition of our race will take place on Saturday November 5th with a scheduled race time of 8 am. This is a chip timed race on a USATF-certified course. All finishers will be awarded a finisher's medal to celebrate their accomplishment. The first 250 entrants well receive a technical race T-shirt.

The race will take place on a paved rails-to-trails that crosses the northern portion of Paynes Prairie State Preserve. Enjoy the scenery of a trail race without the twisted ankles, and enjoy the smooth pavement of a road race without the traffic! The race starts and ends at Boulware Springs Nature Park which is home of the historic Boulware Springs Water Works.

Our race shirt is a sweat-wicking technical running t-shirt! (Guaranteed only to first 250 entrants)

Medals to all finishers! Then enjoy post-race munchies and drinks as well as a prize raffle.


Awards for Male and Female: 1st through 3rd Place Overall Male and Female, 1st Place Masters and Top 3 per Age Group (5 year increments)

Register for the Race!

Online Registration

Onsite Day of Race Registration:

Onsite registration starts at 7 AM Saturday November 5th

Download and print the Paper Application:

Click Here to Download the Paper Application for printing

NOTE: Please send your paper application to Florida Track Club, PO Box 12463, University Station, Gainesville, FL.  We are in the process of updating the paper application to match this address.

Race Details

Date: November 5, 2016

Starting Time: 8:00 AM


Boulware Springs Nature Park

3300 SE 15th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641

Race Director:

Mark Ou

The Florida Track Club is a member of the Road Runners Club Of America and the USA Track and Field Florida Association.


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