Local RACES:

*Race Schedule is Subject to Change

*FTC Race Discount codes can be found here. You must be logged into your FTC member account to access this page.

Races with an orange Sign up here link are Florida Track Club races and are either free or discounted for FTC members.  

Races with a gray Sign up here link are local non-FTC races. 

JANUARY 2021 

  • Frank Shorter Mile on 1/1/21: Ring in the New Year with a fast mile! Our traditional Frank Shorter mile will kick off your new year and fire up your competitive drive. Separate heats for men and women and kids' run to follow. Two loops around the Westside Park neighborhood; great for family and friends who want to watch the race. FREE for FTC members and kids. Sign up here 

  • Newnan's Lake 15k on 1/30/21: This local favorite is returning in 2021 with Covid precautions. It will cap out at 200 runners so please sign up ASAP if you plan to run it! Sign up here


     FEBRUARY 2021

    • FTC Micanopy 5 and 10 Mile 2/13/21: Join the Florida Track Club for this club event.  It is free for Florida Track Club Members and $15 for non-members. The race will start in downtown Micanopy (near the City of Micanopy Ballpark) and will mostly be on tree-lined lime rock roads. Free for FTC members. Sign up here. 


       MARCH 2021

      • ​The FTC Marathon 13.1 & 26.2 on  3/6/21:  The FTC Half & Full Marathon will start at the Hawthorne Trail Head of the Gainesville/Hawthorne State Trail. The course follows the flat and fast paved bike bath out for 3.27 miles and then turns around and comes back. Each loop will be 1/4 of a Marathon making it easy for family and friends to view the race. The tree canopy on both sides of the trail will provide both shade and low wind conditions for optimal running! Sign up here. 


        • Trail of Payne 10k on 3/27/21: The 9th annual Trail of Payne 10K at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a pure trail race you won't want to miss! This run promises to be one of the most unique in the area, so take advantage of our beautiful state park during and after the race. After a brief park-road start, this challenging course is all trails. Expect every type of surface: packed dirt, roots, grass, soft sand, and even a little mud. With trails that are winding & narrow, straight & wide, sunny & open, or shady & dense, you won't be bored on this course. Bring your friends and get ready to go off-road were gonna get dirty! This race has the potential to be very muddy depending on the weather leading up to the event. Sign up here. 


           APRIL 2021

          • FTC Headwaters 5k & Club Brunch on 4/3/21: Join the Florida Track Club for this club event. This race will start at Headwaters Park in NW Gainesville. It is a flat route with few turns built for speed! After the race, the FTC will provide food at a great location for safe social distancing! Free for FTC members. Sign up here.  


          MAY 2021

          • The FTC Friday Night Lights track meet #1 on 5/7/21 at Fred Cone Park.  Free for FTC members. Sign up here.

           JUNE 2021

          • The FTC Friday Night Lights track meet #2 on 6/4/21 at Fred Cone Park. Free for FTC members. Sign up here.


           JULY 2021

          • The FTC Melon Run 3-miler on 7/4/21 at Westside Park.  Sign up here. (Club members can log in to access a discount code!) Sign up here.

            A July 4th tradition in Gainesville, the Florida Track Club hosts the 43rd Annual Jack Gamble Melon Run!  Enjoy the somewhat rolling hills on the course, try to win an age group watermelon awards and enjoy refreshments after the race.

            Photos will be taken at the race. 

            The 3 Mile race starts at 8:15 AM.
            The Free Kid's Fun Run starts at ~ 8:45 AM.

           AUGUST 2021

          • The FTC Friday Night Lights track meet #3 on 8/13/21 at Fred Cone Park. Free for FTC members. More info & Sign up link to come. 

           SEPTEMBER 2021

          • Is it Fall Yet? 4-mile Club Run on 9/11/21 at Hogtown Creek Headwaters Park. Free for FTC members. More info & Sign up link to come. 

           OCTOBER 2021

          • Tom Walker Preview 5k and 10k on 10/9/21 at Boulware Springs Park. Free for FTC members.  More info & Sign up link to come. 

           NOVEMBER 2021

          • Tom Walker Half Marathon and 5k on 11/07/21 at Boulware Springs Park. More info & Sign up link to come. 

           DECEMBER 2021

          • Jingle Bell Jog 5k and Holiday Social on 12/11/21 at Westside Park. More info & Sign up link to come. 


          Print a PDF copy of our 2021 Race Calendar here.

           

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