Gainesville Running Google Group Email List

For the latest information and news from Gainesville runners be sure to join the Gainesville Running Google Group at this link.  Diane Miller sends out a weekly email with details about the FTC Saturday Morning Long Run and other local group runs.  This is a great resource to learn about local races, group runs, Florida Track Club upcoming events and to submit questions to local runners.

Running Groups

Saturday FTC Morning Long Run & Breakfast @ (Varies weekly)  - 6:00 AM (spring/summer) 6:30 AM (fall/winter)

Long run (8 to 14 miles)
Various Locations In Northwest and Southwest Gainesville
Contact Diane Miller (386-462-2384, since the location changes. Join the Gainesville Running Google Group above to get the weekly emails Diane sends out announcing the meeting location and route.  The time changes according to daylight savings time (7 am in Fall/Winter) and (6 am in Spring/Summer). Between 6 and 15 runners do 8-14 miles at various paces and over different courses. This group of mostly FTC members does long runs each weekend in preparation for upcoming marathons. But you don’t have to be a marathoner to enjoy their company. After running, the group goes out for breakfast.

Sunday @ San Felasco Trail Run - 7:30 AM

Sunday Trail meets at 7:30AM for a 7:45 AM cool run under the trees. Several marked nature trails allow for name-your-own distance between 2 and 20 miles, the large group means you never have to run alone (unless you want!). All paces encouraged. San Felasco south entrance, 11101 Millhopper Road, Gainesville. Questions, contact Richard

Monday @ UF Stadium Fit2Run & Salty Dog Fun Run – 7:00 PM

The Salty Dog run on Monday Nights is about a 3.5 mile run (give or take; 3-4 miles), that goes through some cool parts of campus. It starts at Gate 6 of the Ben Hill Griffin Football Stadium, 7:00 PM. Runners get a free beer from Salty Dog afterwards. Contact Alex Stanojev at –

Tuesdays & Thursdays @  Kirkwood Running Group SW 13th St. and SW 25th Pl - 6:30 PM (fall/winter) 6:45 PM (spring/summer)

Meets at 6:30 pm in Fall and Winter and 6:45 pm in Spring and Summer. We meet in the parking lot on the corner of SW 13th St. and SW 25th Place and run the 3 mile course of the former Literacy Run. Some of us run it twice or add other variations for more miles. The course is shady with low traffic. The group consists of runners of all abilities and all ages and is open to anyone.Contact Rick Swenson: phone 352 336 7798 or email

Tuesday @ Tioga Town Center - 6:30 PM

Contact Kevin Love if you’re coming for the first time.

Tuesday @ UF Stadium Stadium Steps and Ramps – 5:00 PM

5:00 PM1/2 hour of cardio at the UF Football Stadium. Contact Stadium Stompers a.k.a. Barry Murphy (352-672-0756). This is a half-hour cardio workout of stadium steps! Our group meets at Gate Four of the stadium and walkers, joggers, and runners are encouraged to come.

Wednesday @ Oaks Mall Fit2Run - 6:30 PM

Come run with us at an “All Welcome” FunRun at Fit2Run conveniently located in the Oaks Mall. Every Wednesday evening @ 6:30pm. 6:15 early birds get to get that stretch in and hydration and nutrition beforehand. Enjoy your choice of pace and selected routes to run!! Distance varies and feel free to choose which distance is best for you.

Wednesay @ First Magnitude Brewery - 6:30 PM

Contact Kevin Love if you’re coming for the first time.

Thursday @ Tipples - 6:00 PM

Meets at Tipples on the corner of SW Tower Rd and 24th Ave. 4 mile route with paces ranging from 8-12 minute miles. Come join us for plenty of conversation and camaraderie. Stick around to grab a beer at Tipples afterwards. Currently meeting at 6:00 and heading out on run at 6:15. The pace ranges from 8:00 to 12:00/mile. Group time may change so touch base with Kevin if you’re coming for the first time.

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Training Groups

Team Florida Track Club

Team Florida Track Club is a training group that welcomes runners of all ages and abilities. Team FTC offers 6 weekly runs around Gainesville allowing runners to train together throughout the week. Unlike other running clubs, TeamFTC has its own coach. Coach Enoch, a legendary runner for the University of Florida, offers customized training plans and one on one training sessions. Enoch's training programs are designed to offer runners the same level of training, proper nutrition, pacing strategies, specific pace ranges, core strength, and guidance typically reserved for professional athletes.

To learn more about TeamFTC, please visit or contact Coach Enoch at, (352)-213-8641.

Elizabeth Hanselman Announces New Walking Group

Know folks who’d rather walk than run? Gainesville Galloway is starting a Walking Group! Karen Sheets will be assisted by JoAnn Wilkes in putting people through their paces in a fun-filled and supportive manner. The first of the 12-week session begins Saturday, September 6th, 7 AM at the Hawthorne Trail “Equestrian Entrance” (3300 SE 15th Ave., GNV 32601) So if you or anyone you know would like to join us just let me know.

Gainesville Galloway Groups – Saturdays Mornings

We meet Saturday mornings in various locations in Gainesville that are scenic and safe to do long runs using the time-tested Galloway run/walk/run approach. This is great for new runners as well as seasoned people who have been plagued by injuries and want to prepare for a half or full marathon with less risk of getting hurt.

For more information contact: Elizabeth Hanselman at or (352) 214-6836 or go to Jeff’s website:

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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