Tom Walker Half Marathon & 5k

Sun November 6, 2022 Gainesville, FL 32641 US Directions
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Events

Half Marathon

$50 7:00AM EST - 10:30AM EST Price increases after August 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

5k

$25 7:15AM EST - 8:15AM EST Price increases after August 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
3300 SE 15th St, Gainesville, FL 32641
Gainesville, FL US 32641
Description

The iconic and popular Tom Walker Half Marathon & 5k will returns to the beautiful Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail. The two races will start from Boulware Springs and feature the usual out and back on the USTA-certified course. (Seen below)

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

We plan to provide pacers for the Half Marathon at 1:30 (6:52 pace), 1:40 (7:37 pace), 1:50 (8:24 pace), 2:00 (9:09), 2:10 (9:55), 2:20 (10:40). **These will be Run Only and not Walk/Run pacers. 

Prize Money will be offered in the Half Marathon Only:

Men and Women Overall: 1st: $150, 2nd: $75, 3rd: $25....................Masters Men and Women: 1st: $50....................

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 11/06 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 11/06 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 11 races each year ! Make sure your membership is active to get EIGHT 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: $150, 2nd: $75, 3rd: $25.........Masters Men and Women: 1st: $50

  • Custom FTC Finisher Medal to all finishers (2021 Image shown)
  • TBD shirt for first 150 5k and Half  total registrants (Size guaranteed if you registered by 10/2)
  • Awards:
    • Overall and master winners (M/F) along will be presented after the race.   
    • Top 3 in each 5-year age division can be picked up at the awards table
  • Post-race refreshments

5k:

  • TBD shirt for the first 150 5k and Half total registrants (Size guaranteed if you register by 10/2)
  • First overall and first master winners (M/F) awards will be available for pick up after the race ( no age group awards in the 5k ) 
  • Post-race refreshments

 

Half Marathon Course

The Half Marathon is a USATF certified course.  The race will start at the Boulware Springs Trail Head of the Gainesville/Hawthorne State Trail. It will head west on the trail, a short out and back toward the Praire Overlook, then running through the rolling hills of the hammock before entering the flat portion of the trail. From here runners will turn back again giving them the chance to cheer on their competitors and friends! 

5k Course

The 5k features a USATF Certifed Course! 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

Half Marathon

  • On-course hydration will be provided in the form of water and Gatorade. 
  • Gu gels will be provided at the half way aid station.
  • ALWAYS go to aid stations on your right to avoid running into other participants going the other direction! 

5k

  • Hydration will be provided in the form of water and Gatorade at the Trailhead Pavillion before and after the race.
Packet-Pickup and Parking

Packet Pick up

  • Registration will be available online until 1 hour prior to the race start. 
  • Packet Pick-Up will be available race morning at the event. 

Parking

Parking fills up fast at the trailhead so come early to get a good spot! We will have volunteers directing parking up until 6:45 am.

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