Florida Track Club Races

The Florida Track Club hosts the following races.

June 2017 (Date to be announced)

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.

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.

November 2017 (Date to be announced)

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.

North Florida Races

The following races (unless indicated otherwise) are not hosted by or affiliated with the Florida Track Club.  These races are listed for informational purposes only.  

March 18, 2017

The 4th Annual Clint Lacinak/St. Patrick's 5K

St Patrick's School Pavillion, Gainesville, FL

Join us as we celebrate the life of Clint Lacinak in the spirit of St.Patrick at the 4th Annual Clint Lacinak/St. Patrick's 5K. This chip-timed race starts at 9:00 am. Run, walk or roll through beautiful Northeast Park and Gainesville's charming, historic Duckpond Neighborhood. Our course takes us past the Thomas Center and many of Gainesville's oldest homes, as well as past the house featured on "Extreme Makeover" a few years back. Registration and our fun after-race celebration and awards ceremony will be held at St. Patrick's School, right across 16th Ave, from the finish.

Race Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/ClintLacinakStPatricks5K

March 25, 2017

Trail of Payne 10k

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Gainesville, FL

The 6th annual Trail of Payne 10K at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a pure trail race you wont 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!

Race Website:  http://www.lloydclarkesports.com/raceregistrationToP.asp

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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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