Florida Track Club Races

The Florida Track Club hosts the following races.

November, 11th 2017 

Tom Walker Memorial Half Marathon

Boulware Springs Nature Park, Gainesville, FL

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 a few hills.


January 1st, 2018

Frank Shorter Mile

Magnolia Park, Gainesville, FL

The Florida Track Club hosts our annual Frank Shorter Mile and Kids Race on the 1st day of the year.  Come out and celebrate the new year by setting your mile PR and setting goals for the new year.  Kids Race is free.

TBA 2018

Twilight Track Meet

Gainesville, FL

The Florida Track Club hosts a fantastic track meet of traditional distances for runners of all ages and skill levels.  Kids Race is free.

July 4th, 2018

Melon Run 3 Miler

Westside Park, Gainesville, FL

A July 4th tradition in Gainesville, the Florida Track Club hosts the almost "World Famous" 39th Annual Melon Run!  Enjoy the somewhat rolling hills on the course and then enjoy free watermelon and refreshments after the race.  This event consists of a 3 mile race followed by a short Kids Fun Run.

Registration coming soon

Additional Community Races

October 21st, 2017

Dog Days Run

The University of Florida’s Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) is hosting the 36th Annual Dog Days Run. This event includes a 5K race, a one-mile “fun run” for dogs and their owners, a raffle, and other contests.


October 21st, 2017

Gate2Gate Trail Run

The Gate2Gate Trail Run will showcase some of the best trails that North Central Florida has to offer. The race begins in the northern region of the San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park just outside of Alachua, Florida and only a few miles from I-75 or Gainesville. As the Friends of San Felasco website states, "San Felasco Hammock was purchased under Florida’s Environmentally Endangered Lands Program in 1974 due to its diversity of plants and geological features. Today at over 7,000 acres, it is one of the largest protected contiguous stands of mesic hammock in Florida." (http://www.sanfelasco.org/)

The northern portion of San Felasco is home to miles of high-quality single-track mountain bike trails, open fields, and rolling hills. Our course incorporates all of these stunning characteristics. After the first 5 miles of the course, runners will transition into the double track hiking and birding trails of the southern portion of the park. The southern portion of the race will follow the blue trail loop back to the connector between the northern and southern areas of the park as runners return to the start.
Runners competing in the 25k will complete the circuit once and 50k runners will complete the circuit twice.


March 17th, 2018 (St Patrick's Day!)

5th Annual Clint Lacinak/St. Patrick's 5K on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17th, 2018.

Run, walk or roll, (wheel chairs and strollers only-no bikes please!) through Northeast Park and Gainesville's charming, historical Duckpond Neighborhood. Our course takes us past the Thomas Center and many of Gainesville's oldest homes, as well as by the house featured on "Extreme Makeover" a few years back. After-race celebration and awards ceremony will be held at St. Patrick's Church and School, right across NE16th Ave, from the finish line, and this year it will be followed by the St. Patrick's "Pot o' Gold Festival," with plenty of food, activities, fun and fellowship for everyone who wants to stick around.

Race Day registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and ends at 8:35 a.m. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. at Northeast Park. Day of race registration is $35.  Pre-register, starting 8/31/17


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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