Tom Walker Half Marathon & 5k

Sun November 7, 2021 Gainesville, FL 32641 US Directions
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Events

Half Marathon

$50 7:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST Price increases after August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

5k

$25 7:15AM EST - 8:15AM EST Price increases after August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
3300 SE 15th St, Gainesville, FL 32641
Gainesville, FL US 32641
Description

The iconic and always popular Tom Walker Half Marathon & 5k will return to its usual location in 2021 on the GNV/Hawthorne Trail! New this year, the Half Marathon and 5k will both feature new certified courses! They will start from Boulware Springs and feature the usual out and back on the Gainesville Hawthorne Trail. New certified courses will be listed soon but maps can be seen below for the tentative course for each. 

Half Marathon Starts at 7:00 AM with the 5k starting at 7:15 AM. 

Prize Money will be offered in the Half Marathon Only:

Men and Women Overall: 1st: $250, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50....................Masters Men and Women: 1st: $100....................

Registration will be available online until 1 hour prior to the race start. 

Volunteers are NEEDED for this race, please go to the "Volunteer" tab on the menu bar at the top of this page and sign up. This event is volunteer-led so please help us make this event successful for our local runners! 

The Florida Track Club is sponsored by UF Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute

 

  • Half Marathon: $50 until 8/31, $60 from 9/1 to 9/30, $65 from 10/1 to 10/31 and $75 11/1 until 11/07 when registration closes.
  • Half Marathon Distance: $10 discount code can be found here for FTC Members (be sure to log into your account) 
  • 5k: $25 until 8/31, $30 from 9/1 to 9/30, $35 from 10/1 to 10/31 and $40 11/1 until 11/07 when registration closes.
  • 5k Distance: $5 discount code can be found here for FTC Members (be sure to log into your account) 
  • If you are an active member and did not receive the discount code, please email us! Check your membership or sign-up here! Annual Memberships are $40 for families, $30 for individuals, $15 for students. 
  • The FTC hosts a race every month of the year! Make sure your membership is active to get NINE FREE races and big discounts on the other three.
  • See Florida Track Club Race Schedule Here and join! 
Swag, Awards, and Goodies:

Half Marathon: 

Prize Money will be offered in the Half Marathon Only: Men and Women Overall: 1st: $250, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50.........Masters Men and Women: 1st: $100

  • Custom FTC Finisher Medal to all finishers! (image coming soon!)
  • Tech-Tee for all registrants (Size guaranteed if you register by 10/31)
  • Overall and master winners along with age group awards will be presented after the race in 5-year categories for the top 3 in each age division 
  • Post-race refreshments

5k:

  • Tech-Tee for all registrants (Size guaranteed if you register by 10/31)
  • First overall and first master winners awards will be available for pick up after the race ( no age group awards in the 5k ) 
  • Post-race refreshments

 

Half Marathon Course:

The FTC Marathon will start at the Hawthorne Trail Head of the Gainesville/Hawthorne State Trail. It will head east on the trail traveling through the rolling hills of the hammock before entering the flat portion of the trail. From here it will turn back again giving runners the chance to cheer on their competitors and friends! 

USATF Cert. Info Coming Soon:

5k Course:

The 5k will feature a USATF Certifed Course this year! This fast, somewhat flat course will feature very few turns and a smooth paved bike path the whole way! Great for runners and walkers alike! 

Hydration and Fueling:
  • On-course hydration will be provided in the form of water and Gatorade. (more info to come) 
  • ALWAYS go to aid stations on your right to avoid running into other participants going the other direction! 
Packet-Pickup, and Parking
  • Registration will be available online until 1 hour prior to the race start. 
  • Packet Pick-Up will be available on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5th and 6th at Lloyd Clarke Sports as well as on race morning at the event. 

Parking fills up fast at the trailhead so come early to get a good spot! After that, we will have volunteers parking participants on the road. 

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