Sat February 16 - Sun February 17 Gainesville, FL US 32607 Directions
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Sunday (Half Marathon & Marathon)

02/17 6:00AM - 6:15AM EST
Events: Five Points of Life Marathon Five Points of Life Half Marathon Five Points of Life Half Marathon Wheelchair Division

Saturday (5K & Team Challenge & Kids Marathon)

02/16 7:30AM - 9:00AM EST
Events: 5 Points 5K Race & 5K Team Challenge Five Points of Life Kids Marathon Southeast Elementary & Middle School Regional Championship 5K Race

Weekend Package (5K & Half Marathon Challenge)

02/16 7:30AM EST
Events: 5K & Half Marathon Package

5K, Half Marathon & Marathon Virtual Races

02/16 - 02/17 9:15AM - 9:15AM EST
Events: Virtual Marathon Virtual Half Marathon Virtual 5K
Celebration Pointe
3528 SW 45 St
Gainesville, FL US 32607

Run for a great cause at the 14th Annual Five Points of Life Race Weekend on February 16 & 17, 2019 in scenic Gainesville, Florida!
The marathon course will begin at Celebration Pointe, 3528 SW 45 St, Gainesville, FL 32607.   All Five Points of Life courses, (Full, Half, and 5K) have been USATF certified. USATF certification numbers FL19023TY( Half),  FL19017TY ( Marathon) and 5K FL19018TY

Early Packet Pickup at Indigo Hotel at Celebration Pointe, 5020 SW 30th Lane, Gainesville, FL 32608
Friday from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm for all distances
Saturday from 5:30 am - 8:30 am for all distances
Saturday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm for Full and Half Marathon Distances
Sunday from 4:30 am - 5:30 am for Full and Half Marathon Distances

The race will feature an Expo on Friday and Saturday with special guest Jeff Galloway. A festive post race party welcomes you to the finish line where you’ll enjoy pizza, refreshments, live entertainment and awards.

This year, we would like to introduce our new 5K/half marathon challenge! You now have the option to run both the 5K on Saturday, February 16 and the half marathon on Sunday, February 17. Along with the items you will receive from both the 5K and half marathon, each participant will receive an additional medal and giveaway item. Challenge participants will receive one chipped bib for both the 5K and half marathon. 

All proceeds from the weekend benefit the Five Points of Life Foundation, who raises awareness for the five ways to share life through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, organ/tissue and cord blood.

DISCLOSURE:  All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable to another person.  You may defer your entry to the following year up to two weeks prior to the race.  There is no deferral option the two weeks prior to the race.  There is a $15 fee to defer your entry.  

Race Contact Info

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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Five Points of Life Race Weekend.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Five Points of Life Race Weekend is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Course Maps

The Five Points Of Life Race Weekend has course maps available.

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The Five Points of Life Race Weekend is  the 3rd Super Race in the Big Hammock Race Series! Move one step closer to earning incredible bling and huge points by participating in our race! The Big Hammock Race Series is a 10 race series throughout North and Central Florida that allows runners/walkers of all levels to earn prizes and perks as they work to complete their fitness challenge. The year long series gives participants the ability to challenge themselves by acquiring points based on their race finish &/or simply complete each race at their own pace to achieve series prizes. There are 4 Super Races in the series. Check out more at

“America’s Coach” will cover it all in his running school. Jeff brings his tried in true method he developed in 1973 to Gainesville in a three hour seminar. Jeff’s training method has helped hundreds of thousands of runners run pain free and with nearly no injuries.
Some attributes of his program include:
Based upon the success of over 300,000 runners of all levels
Running three days a week
Pacing guidelines with walk breaks allows Galloway runners to carry on life activities–even after a marathon
Highly successful motivation techniques to set up Cognitive strategies
Specific guidelines on nutrition, heat, getting faster, running form and more

The Running School requires registration fee of $99. Each registered registrant receives the following:
Direct email access to Jeff afterward
How to gain over our attitude
How to break through mental barriers
How to run faster
Nutrition and eating for top performance
Fat Burning
How to eliminate/deal with injuries How to run farther without stress
Personalized instruction on running drills
Individual questions

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear it from America’s Coach himself. Go to the website to register for this wonderful opportunity! 


Get a Refund By Referring Friends

We have some great news!  You now can get refunded up to $25 off your race entry by simply referring your friends and family.

Refer one or more people and get a refund of $5.00 for each one that registers for the 5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, 5k-Half Marathon Challenge, or Southeast Regional School Championship 5K race!  The person MUST use the referral code you received in your email.  Total refund will not exceed the amount of entry fee paid.   If you have any questions, please contact us at 


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