• December 07, 2015 11:12 AM | Betsy Suda (Administrator)

    We are very excited to announce that the Florida Track Club is sponsoring The Frank Shorter Mile on January 1st, 2016!  Come join us for your first race of the new year!

    Race details:

    *full mile on fast/flat road course

    *one heat for both men and women

    *start time is 12noon - plenty of time to sleep off NYE festivities!

    *race headquarters at Crafty B'astards Restaurant and Pub (post race party!)

    *pre-race coffee and snacks provided by Barre Forte

    *course starts by heading straight down NW 51st Drive, then takes a left into Huntington neighborhood, ending right before you hit NW 39th.

    *timing by Start 2 Finish Race Management (thank you, Jonathan!)

    *CASH PRIZES for top three male and female finishers ($200, $100, $50)

    *CHAMPAGNE for age group winners

    *FREE Kids Run "Mustache Dash" around Magnolia Parke

    *running gloves for preregistered runners!

    *****online registration and day of registration only!***

    *$20/$25 preregistration for FTC/non-FTC members until 12/25

    *packet pickup at Gainesville Running and Walking on 12/30 and 12/31

    See you on the first!

    FTC members get a $5 discount when registering: 

  • October 08, 2015 12:06 AM | Deleted user

    Until October 17th entry fees for the Tom Walker Memorial Half Marathon are only $30 for FTC members and $35 for non-members.  After that date the entry fees increase by $5.  Sign up now before the rate increase!

  • September 18, 2015 3:29 PM | Deleted user

    We are excited to announce that the FTC Tom Walker Half Marathon will be partnering with the ChORD Half Marathon this year to provide the Half Crazy Challenge. Anyone that runs both races will receive a commemorative wine glass! 

    October 17th - ChORD Half Marathon

    Novemeber 14th - Tom Walker Half Marathon

  • September 14, 2015 6:08 PM | Betsy Suda (Administrator)

    Florida Track Club Race Scholarship

    Goal: To financially support athletes within the Florida Track Club when representing the Club at races.



    Total Funds: $500 allotted biannually ($1000 per year)

    Maximum allotment per individual per term: $100-250 (Recipients per term: 2-5)

    Maximum allotment per individual per year: $250

    Timeline       Each applicant may submit one (1) application per bi-annual term. The application must be submitted by 11:59 pm on November 1st, for races in January through June and by 11:59 pm on May 1st for races in July through December. The application includes a Questionnaire Form and a Budget Form. The applicant will be notified approximately two weeks after each deadline.

    Reimbursement      The travel grant will be used to cover racing fees, transportation, and lodging. Other expenses, such as meals, souvenirs, etc. will not be reimbursed. The recipient of the award must keep all itemized receipts. After the event, they must fill out the reimbursement spreadsheet and submit all receipts through email to The awarded amount indicated prior to travel is the maximum amount the recipient will be reimbursed. If the individual doesn’t submit receipts they will receive $0.

    Transportation        Plane fare can be reimbursed as long as the total funds for the trip do not exceed the allotment per individual per term ($100-250). Gas receipts from en route travel days and MapQuest/GoogleMap (etc.) directions to and from race will suffice for reimbursement.


    Lodging         Lodging expenses can be reimbursed as long as the total funds for the trip do not exceed the allotment per individual per term ($100-250).

    Expectations   If receiving a sponsorship, the participant is expected to:

    1) Give an oral race report at a FTC meeting within 6 months of the event

    2) Deliver a written race report  submitted to [Betsy]  for the FTC newsletter within 1 month of the event

    3) Represent the Florida Track Club! Submit a photo wearing the Florida Track Club singlet at the race.


    The application will be reviewed based on the following characteristics:

    1) Active membership in FTC

    2) The applicant’s prior service and involvement within the FTC and the Gainesville running community

    3) The significance of this race to the individual

    4) Competitive potential

    5) Financial needs of participant

    FTC 2015 Running Scholarship Application







    Are you an active member of FTC? If so, how long have you been a member?

    What other activities (especially fitness, running, and community service related) you are involved in, within the community and the state?

    What are your running goals for this race, this season, and long term?

    Please share why you would like to run this race and how the funds from FTC are important.

    Are you willing to do an oral (within 6 months of event) and written race report (1 month following event) and wear the FTC singlet for a photo at the race?


    Budget Spreadsheet (Application)

    Applicant Name



    Race Name


    (Race name)

    Date(s) of Race



    Dates(s) of Travel



    Location of Race



    Race Entry Fee



    Mode of Transportation



    Approximated Distance


    (x miles)

    Approximated Travel Cost



    Expected Accommodations



    Approximated Lodging Cost






    Total race cost



  • September 13, 2015 2:03 PM | Deleted user

    Calling all artistically inclined runners!  We are offering a free race entry including a race T-shirt for the winning 2015 Tom Walker Half Marathon T-Shirt design.  Bonus points for images that include a buffalo (bison) or some other theme that ties in Paynes Prarie.    Please submit your entry to by October 1st.

  • August 31, 2015 9:49 PM | Deleted user

    If you prefer to register for the race the old fashioned way download and print the paper application and mail it in via USPS snail mail.  Go to our Race Calendar page by clicking on the "Race Calendar" link above and then click "Tom Walker Half Marathon".  Or just click on the link below:

    Tom Walker Half Marathon

  • August 11, 2015 5:37 PM | Deleted user

    In addition to the Facebook event page for this race we now have a dedicated web page on our FTC website.  Click on the "Races" link above and then click "Tom Walker Half Marathon".  Monitor this page for details about the race as they are announced.

  • July 27, 2015 9:58 PM | Deleted user

    Register now for the best half marathon in North Central Florida and take advantage of discounted pricing.  Rates go up on October 15th.  There is a $5 discount for Florida Track Club members!

  • July 09, 2015 1:10 PM | Betsy Suda (Administrator)

    Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers!  Congratulations to all who ran!  here are the official results:

  • May 28, 2015 7:16 PM | Betsy Suda (Administrator)


    37TH MELON RUN JULY 4TH 2015!




    July 4th:  3 mile @ 8:00 a.m., 1 mile Kids Fun Run @ 9:00 a.m.


    If mailing in entry please send this form to:


    Florida Track Club (Melon Run)

    P.O. Box 12463, Gainesville, FL 32604.

    Mail in entry deadline: June 30th  Day of registration will close @7:30 a.m.


    Last Name  ___________________________________________ First Name  ___________________________________________________  


    Gender (check one):   oM           oF                       Age (race day)  ______________________________________________ 


    Address  ______________________________________________ City/State/Zip  _______________________________________________ 


    E-mail Address ______________________________________ T-Shirt Size:                 Shirt Size  oS   oM   oL   oXL

                                                                                        (check one)                 

    Contact phone number  _____________________________________________ 


    I am participating in the (check one):   o3-Mile Melon Run                    o1-Mile Fun Run


    FTC Member?  oYES                        oNO


    Interested in joining the Florida Track Club ($20/year)? See the benefits at


    Early registration $25 ($20 FTC)               Race day $30 ($25 FTC)                

                                                                                                                                                                               Total enclosed $  ____________ 

    Kids under 12, $5 (no shirt)                        


    I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity.  I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, traffic, and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and understanding these facts, I, for myself and anyone acting on my behalf, waive, and release, the members of The Florida Track Club, and all other sponsors and their representatives from all claims and liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation of this event even though that liability might arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of persons named in this waiver. I understand and agree to abide by the insurance restrictions, which prohibit the use of portable sound systems, wheel conveyances (excluding racing wheelchairs) but including skateboards, roller skates or blades, bicycles, etc. Illegible applications may result in disqualification. My entry in this race authorizes the Florida Track Club, organizations conducting races, or sponsors to record the race and its results in any medium and use those recordings in its discretion for any purpose. The Florida Track Club, organizers, or sponsors in no manner guarantee the accuracy of recording or reporting of results of any race.


    _________________________________________                        _____________________________________

    Signature of Participant                                                                            Signature of parent or guardian if Participant

                                                                                                              is under 18 years of age                                                        


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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