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Five Points of Life Race Weekend

Sat February 16 - Sun February 17, 2019
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Location: Gainesville, FL US 32607 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Wheelchair Race, Virtual Race
Event Date Time Price Details
Sunday (Half Marathon & Marathon)
7:00AM EST
$70.00 - $75.00
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)
8:00AM - 9:15AM EST
$0.00 - $35.00
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)
8:00AM EST
Events: 5K & Half Marathon Package
5K, Half Marathon & Marathon Virtual Races
02/16 - 02/17
9:15AM - 9:15AM EST
$35.00 - $75.00
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 is a Boston Marathon qualifier and USATF certified, and starts in front of the University of Florida Center for Performing Arts and weaves through Gainesville’s most popular running areas. The route takes you past the iconic 34th Street Wall where thousands of UF students and Gainesville residents have commemorated important events in their lives and in the community. You’ll be challenged by the historic hills of 16th Avenue, a popular training route of Frank Shorter who won the 1972 Olympic gold medal in the marathon, and will enjoy Gainesville’s beautiful Duck Pond and downtown areas.

The course will also take you through Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, home to the 1996, 2006 and 2008 National Football Championship Florida Gators, and past Lake Alice where you may see some real gators sunning themselves on the shores. After the split, marathoners will continue a route that leads runners through the revitalized Depot Park, out and back the Hawthorne Trail, with shaded segments, and finishing back through campus, running through the Swamp and around Lake Alice a second time before the finish. 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.  

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After 13 years, we have moved the course start and finish to Celebration Pointe. This venue has many amenities that will help make the event participants and spectator friendly
We are currently awaiting approval of our race course. We promise that the course will serve as a Boston qualifier and be USATF certified. We apologize for the delay.

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 BigHammockRaceSeries.com

“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 info@drcsports.com. 


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