46th Annual Palace Saloon 5K

October 9, 2021 Tallahassee, FL 32304 US Directions
Palace Saloon 5K is a GWTC 2021 Grand Prix Event

Palace Saloon 5K

8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT


8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Palace Saloon 5K Rescheduled to October 9, 2021

New Date: October 9, 2021

Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, we have rescheduled the Palace Saloon 5K to October 9, 2021.

If you preregistered for the 2020 event, which was postponed by COVID-19, please review your options.  We hope to see you on October 9th.  

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date, October 9, 2021.  We look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand and hope you can join us next time.  We will process your refund, and it should show up on your credit card within the next few days.

2800 Jackson Bluff Road
Tallahassee, FL US 32304
We rescheduled the 46th Annual Palace Saloon 5K from the normal April date to October 09, 2021.  


This a point-to-point race. While the finish line takes place at the Palace Saloon,  parking, and the race start are at the James Messer Sports Complex,. Program your GPS to 2800 Jackson Bluff Rd. for the Start and for Public Parking (free) at Messer Field.


THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Race bibs and shirts that are preordered online are available for race day morning pickup beginning at 6:30 am at the start line location. Race starts PROMPTLY at 8:00 a.m.   Plan accordingly.

Because there is no Race Day registration you must register online before midnight on Friday, October 8, or in person at the Wednesday packet pick-up.

Early, in-person registration/ early packet pickup will be at the Palace Saloon, 1303 Jackson Bluff Road, on Wednesday, October 6, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.  At that time, you can register via paper registration, and pre-registered runners may pick up their race number and shirt (if ordered).   

Be mindful that race shirts are ordered about 10 days in advance. We always order a few extra shirts for volunteers and last-minute runners, but register early to guarantee that your preferred shirt size will be available.

Race start and free parking is a Messer Field, corner of Jackson Bluff Rd. and Dupree St. Water/Gatorade at the start, at 1.2 miles, and at the finish.  Finish line recovery food courtesy of Jackson Properties, and beverages courtesy of the Palace Saloon and Gulf Winds Track Club. Race results posted on site and uploaded to the Gulf Winds Track Club website post race.  Award ceremony will begin around 9 - 9:15.  Enjoy the morning!


Champions Awards

Custom beer mugs & monetary awards (CASH) will be presented to:

  • The overall first male and first female
  • Masters (40+) male and female
  • Grandmasters (50+) male and female.

All awards are donated by Gulf Winds Track Club. 

Overall Champions
  • $100 Male and Female
Masters Champion
  • $50. Male and Female
Grand Masters Champion
  • $50. Male and Female
Age Group Awards
  • Custom pint glass awards will be presented to the top 5 in each five-year age group for both male and female
Team Awards
  • The Palace team competition has always been about outright speed. The competition was originally set up with a 7 person MAX team roster where the 5 fastest runners times are added together and the lowest time for the 2 team divisions wins. (Men & Women divisions).We award the top two teams in each division as we have in years past.
Team Competition

Team registration deadline is Wednesday, October 6, at the close of early packet pick-up. Ideally, this needs to be the last opportunity to change a team roster….but we can be somewhat flexible with that deadline…with enough notice to enter the team into the database.

NO changes allowed on race day. Period. End of discussion. 
Everyone must register individually. Seven member team rosters must be sent to Race Team Coordinator, Tim Unger, (runner1612@gmail.com), and to Peg Griffin, peggriff91@gmail.com.

The other great benefit of running this local race is contributing to a couple of great charities. We are supporting the Parkinson's Foundation Rock Steady Boxing program and  Javacya Arts Conservatory.  Please donate generously.   

The 46th Annual Palace Saloon 5K is sponsored by Gulf Winds Track Club, a completely non-profit, volunteer-led organization.  All proceeds from the races support dozens of charitable organizations in our community. 

Our Partners: The Palace Saloon, Jackson Properties, Ragz, Team Cone


Race Contact Info

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2021 Race Shirt

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