Group Training Runs & Races 

 Please click on each event for directions and information on run locations

Upcoming events

    • Sat, February 11, 2017
    • Sat, June 02, 2018
    • 36 sessions
    • 200 SE Depot Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
    All paces & distances are welcome!

    We will meet at Depot Park near the playground on the east side of the park.  200 SE Depot Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

    We will run out and back on the Hawthorn Trail. This is an easy run to navigate and is all on smooth paved trail. Free parking and public restrooms. 

    • Thu, February 16, 2017
    • Thu, June 07, 2018
    • 110 sessions
    • UF Track: James G. Pressly Stadium: 325 Woodlawn Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608

    We will meet at the UF Track at 5:50 AM and do workouts on the track and around the UF campus.

    If the UF track parking lot is full please park by the O'Connell Center 250 Gale Lemerand Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611 parking lot near 2nd and University ave. 

    UF Track: James G. Pressly Stadium: 325 Woodlawn Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608

    • Sat, June 10, 2017
    • Sat, June 09, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • The Jacksonville Landing

    We will have a team carpool to this event! More details coming soon via Email! 

    • Tue, July 04, 2017
    • Wed, July 04, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Westside Park:1001 NW 34th Street Gainesville, FL US 32605

    A July 4th tradition in Gainesville, the Florida Track Club hosts the almost "World Famous" 40th Annual Melon Run!  Enjoy the somewhat rolling hills on the course and then enjoy free watermelon and refreshments after the race.

    Course is now USATF Certified 3 mile route!

    High-quality shirts go to the 1st 200 registrants, so sign-up today! These shirts will go fast!
    Free race photos provided courtesy Bester Photos.

    The 3 Mile race starts at 8:00 AM.
    The Free Kid's Fun Run starts at ~ 9:00 AM.

    Early packet pickup July 3 noon-5pm at Gainesville Running and Walking.  3600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville (Butler Plaza).

    Join or renew membership with the Florida Track Club now to take advantage of discounted entry fees! Pay online or print a club registration form at

    Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park
    1001 NW 34th Street Gainesville, FL 32605

    • Sun, July 30, 2017
    • Sun, July 29, 2018
    • 49 sessions
    • 11101 Millhopper Rd, Gainesville, FL 32653
    Meet at the San Felasco Trailhead on the south side of the park off of Millhopper Rd. 
    11101 Millhopper Rd, Gainesville, FL 32653

    This run is hosted by Richard Garand of the Florida Track Club. Check out "Sunday Trail Run" on Facebook for more info! Coach Enoch attends this run from time to time but not regularly. This run is free and open to the public!

    All paces & distances are welcome! Meet at 7:30, run at 7:40am. Trail runs for staying cool, building endurance and having fun with friends. Several different loops allow you to run a path from 2 to 20 miles with friends, Richard will help you plan a route. If you don't have a Florida State Park annual pass parking is $4. Everything else is free!

    • Tue, March 13, 2018
    • Tue, June 12, 2018
    • 13 sessions
    • NorthWest South Road Gainesville, FL 32606

    We will meet at the Santa Fe College Track at 6:15 PM and do workouts on the track and around the Santa Fe Campus. 

    Track Location: NorthWest South Road, Gainesville, FL 32606

    • Thu, May 24, 2018
    • Thu, June 14, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • 2002 NW 36th Ave Gainesville, FL 32605

    Meet at the Kiwanis Challenge Park at 6:15 pm. We will run on the shaded track and there is a pavilion/ bathroom right next to the track!

    2002 NW 36th Ave Gainesville, FL 32605

    • Sat, June 09, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Yoga & Jazz 5k at Depot Park

    Basketball legend and NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will greet you at the 2018 Yoga & Jazz 5K at Depot Park. You don't want to miss this historical event for the entire family. At 7:00 a.m., Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will greet yogis, runners and walkers during the Sunrise Yoga class as the sound of LIVE JAZZ fills Depot Park. At 8:00 a.m., Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will give the hundreds of 5K participants a "pep talk" that will put them on their mark, get ready, set...GO! Create Teams and Register Early!

    Awards & Prizes: All runners will be eligible for raffle prizes!

    5K Awards will be

    Overall Open Male and Female winner will receive a pair of Tickets ($1000 Value) to the Yoga and Jazz Gala at 6pm at the UF Hilton where Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be the Keynote Speaker

    Age Groups (1st, 2nd and 3rd) 10 and Under, 11-15,16-25, 26-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Past events

Fri, May 18, 2018 FTC Twilight Track Meet
Thu, May 17, 2018 NO runs today: Track meet tomorrow
Thu, May 10, 2018 Kiwanis Challenge Park Track Practice
Sat, April 28, 2018 Santa Fe College Long Run
Sat, April 21, 2018 One Mile Championships in Jacksonville,FL
Sat, April 14, 2018 Blue Springs Team FTC BYOP (Bring your own Picnic)
Tue, April 10, 2018 Practice moved due to rain: Kiwanis Challenge Park
Thu, April 05, 2018 **No Group Morning or Evening Run due to LGAA 5k***
Wed, April 04, 2018 LGAA 5k Cross Country Team Race
Thu, March 29, 2018 *Morning Practice Cancelled: Track is closed for FL Relays
Sat, March 24, 2018 Trail of Payne 10K
Tue, March 20, 2018 Morning Practice Cancelled
Thu, March 15, 2018 Westside Park Evening Run
Sat, March 10, 2018 Gate River Run
Sat, March 03, 2018 Race the Tortoise 5K
Sun, February 18, 2018 Five Points of Life Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay
Sat, February 17, 2018 FPOL 5k
Sat, February 03, 2018 2018 USATF 10k Cross Country Championships
Sat, January 27, 2018 Newnan's Lake 15k
Sat, January 27, 2018 Matanzas 5k in St. Augustine, FL
Sat, January 20, 2018 Third Annual 7.2k Springs Run
Sun, January 14, 2018 Shark Bite Half Marathon: New Smyrna Beach
Mon, January 01, 2018 Frank Shorter 1 Mile
Tue, December 26, 2017 No Practice: Christmas Break
Thu, November 23, 2017 2017 Gainesville Turkey Trot 5k & 10k
Mon, November 20, 2017 Run @ Flavet Field
Sat, November 18, 2017 Haile Plantation Long Run
Sat, November 11, 2017 2017 Tom Walker Memorial Half Marathon and 5K
Sat, October 28, 2017 Flatwoods 5K
Tue, October 10, 2017 Dick's Sporting Goods Run
Tue, October 03, 2017 Taco Tuesday at Chuy's: Natural Area Teaching Laboratory Trails Tuesday Run
Sat, September 23, 2017 Team FTC 5k Track Meet
Sun, September 17, 2017 Aqua Jogging w/ Coach Enoch
Thu, September 07, 2017 Green Acres Park Run
Sat, August 19, 2017 2017 Alachua XC 5k Challenge
Wed, August 02, 2017 FTC Social
Tue, July 04, 2017 No Evening Run 4th of July/ Mellon Run
Tue, June 27, 2017 Evening Practice Canceled
Tue, June 06, 2017 Florida Track Club Twilight Meet
Tue, June 06, 2017 **No Group Morning Run due to Florida Track Club Twilight Meet
Thu, May 25, 2017 Team FTC Hill Loop: Evening Practice
Thu, May 25, 2017 Team FTC Hill Loop: Morning Practice
Thu, May 18, 2017 Tipples 4-mile Timed Run and Social Gathering
Thu, May 18, 2017 **No Group Morning Run due to Tipples 4-Mile Social Run 6:30PM***
Thu, May 11, 2017 Team FTC Foam Rolling Seminar + Mexican Food!
Sat, April 22, 2017 7:15 AM @UF Commuter Lot: Saturday Long Run
Sat, April 22, 2017 Hogtown 5k or Girls on the Run 5k
Sat, March 25, 2017 Trail of Payne 10k
Thu, March 16, 2017 TeamFTC 5k&1mile Track Meet
Tue, March 14, 2017 Natural Area Teaching Laboratory Trails Tuesday Run
Sun, March 05, 2017 Member Led San Felasco Park Sunday Long Run
Sat, February 25, 2017 Five Points of Life 5K
Sat, February 04, 2017 Micanopy: Long Run
Sat, January 28, 2017 Newnan's Lake 15k
Sun, January 22, 2017 **Practice Canceled**
Sat, January 21, 2017 Matanzas 5000 in St. Augustine, FL
Sat, January 21, 2017 **No Group Long Run*** Moved to Sunday!
Sat, January 07, 2017 **Practice Canceled**
Sun, January 01, 2017 The Florida Track Club 1 Mile Race(The Shorter Mile)
Sun, December 25, 2016 No Group Run: Christmas Day
Sat, December 10, 2016 First Magnitude 7.2K Road Race
Thu, December 08, 2016 Pizza Thursday @ Tioga Town Center!
Tue, December 06, 2016 ***Practice Canceled for 12/06/16 at 6:00am**
Thu, November 24, 2016 No Group Run: Thanksgiving Holiday
Sat, November 19, 2016 San Felasco Trails: Saturday Long Run
Thu, November 17, 2016 Tioga Town Center
Tue, November 15, 2016 Tuesday Run @ Flavet Field
Sun, November 13, 2016 Training Kickoff Run

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