Tom Walker Memorial Half Marathon

November 11, 2017

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 2017 edition of our race will take place on Saturday November 11th with a scheduled race time of 8 am. This is a chip timed race on a USATF-certified course. 

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 Bouleware Springs Water Works.


Awards for Male and Female: 1st through 3rd Place Overall Male and Female ($250, $100, $50)

Register for the Race!

Online Registration

Onsite Day of Race Registration:

Onsite registration starts at 7 AM Saturday November 11th

Download and print the Paper Application:

NOTE: Please send your paper application to Florida Track Club, c/o Betsy Suda, 4190 NW 50th Drive, #7305, Gainesville FL 32606

Race Details

Date: November 11, 2017

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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