Florida Track Club Races

The Florida Track Club hosts the following races.

June, 6th 2017

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.

Register now! https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/FloridaTrackClubTwilightMeet

July 4th, 2017

Melon Run 3 Miler

Westside Park, Gainesville, FL

A July 4th tradition in Gainesville, the Florida Track Club hosts the almost "World Famous" 38th 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.

Register Now! https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/TheMelonRun

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.

Additional Community Races

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


January 1st, 2018

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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