Group Training Runs & Races 

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


Upcoming events

    • Tue, November 15, 2016
    • Tue, February 27, 2018
    • 32 sessions
    • Woodlawn Dr, Gainesville, FL 32603

    We will meet on the North side of Flavet Field near Woodlawn Dr at 6:15 PM. This field is on the UF Campus and is just south of the UF Track. Runners can choose to run around the field for soft surface running or go out and run around campus.The field is very well lit and safe. 

    Woodlawn Dr, Gainesville, FL 32603


    • Thu, November 17, 2016
    • Thu, March 01, 2018
    • 33 sessions
    • Tioga Town Center: 105 SW 128th St # 200, Newberry, FL 32669

    Runners will meet at the back of Tioga Town Center by the World of Beer. We will start our run from this location and run through the Tioga neighborhood on a ~1 mile loop. This area is low traffic and very safe. This is a great run for beginners and families. 

    Tioga Town Center: 105 SW 128th St # 200, Newberry, FL 32669



    • Sat, February 04, 2017
    • Sat, January 13, 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • 17601 Veterans Way Micanopy, FL 32667
    All paces & distances are welcome!

    We will meet at a Building on the westside (right side of 441 coming from Gvill) of 441 just two miles past the Town of Micanopy. Directions: Go south on 441 through Micanopy and then in 2 miles turn right onto Veterans way. The building we will meet at is right on Veterans way once you turn off of 441. 


    17601 Veterans Way Micanopy, FL 32667

    We will run on a 5 mile loop on residential low traffic dirt roads. This is a very hilly loop and is an easy run to navigate and is on soft relatively smooth dirt roads. 




    It is free to park at this location. 


    • Sat, February 11, 2017
    • Sat, February 24, 2018
    • 30 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, March 29, 2018
    • 93 sessions
    • UF Track: James G. Pressly Stadium: 325 Woodlawn Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608

    We will meet at the UF Track at 6:00 AM sharp 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

    • Sun, July 30, 2017
    • Sun, February 11, 2018
    • 26 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! This run will have more runners than our normal Sunday Long run since it is free 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!



    • Sat, November 18, 2017
    • Sat, February 03, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • 9124 SW 51st Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
    We will run on a 3.2 mile loop ( the loop can be made longer with many options available) so that we can pass by Water/ Gatorade. 

    9124 SW 51st Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608

    Runners will park at the Haile Village Center by Patticakes. Meet at the Fountain right next to Patticakes. Call if you can't find us! 352-213-8641




    • Tue, December 26, 2017
    • Thu, December 28, 2017

    We will not have scheduled practices on Tuesday or Thursday this week for Christmas Break. Normal practice schedule will resume next week.  

    • Mon, January 01, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Westside Park Gainesville, FL US 32606

    New Location: Westside Park!! 

    Florida Track Club's New Years Day 1 Mile race! Race/Run your first mile of 2018! Named in honor of an original FTC member and Olympic Marathon Gold Medallist, Frank Shorter. NEW this year: two lap course (great for spectators!), separate men's and women's heats. 

    Timetable: 12pm Men's Race, ~12:20pm kids free Mustache dash, ~12:35pm Women's race

    Mustache Dash (~800m) Kids' Run FREE after the men's mile race.

    Prize Structure (both men's and women's division)

    $200 for 1st place

    $100 for 2nd place

    $50 for 3rd place

    Bottle of Champagne for age group winners!

    https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/FloridaTrackClubpresentsShorter1MileRace



    • Sun, January 14, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flagler Avenue Boardwalk 201 Buenos Aires St New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

    The race starts and finishes at the beautiful Flagler Ave Boardwalk where you can view a stunning sunrise before exploring the rest of the route. The course offers the best that NSB has to offer with breathtaking views throughout. Crossing both causeways (bridges) giving wonderful views of the intracoastal waterway and ocean, and then meandering through both of NSB's historic downtown districts: Flagler Ave and Canal St.

    Come enjoy a top notch Central Florida Half Marathon.

    Use Promo Code for 10% Discount: FTC10

    http://www.sharkbitehalf.com/

    • Sat, January 20, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 1220 SE VEITCH ST GAINESVILLE, FL US 32605-1507

    Our annual 7.2k Springs Run returns this year on Saturday, January 20th. The race starts at 11:00 AM at First Magnitude and goes down the Hawthorne Trail. We’ll also will also offer a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 11:15 for those looking for something a little shorter. All profits will benefit the Florida Springs Institute. The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute is an educational non-profit in High Springs dedicated to ensuring the wise management and restoration of Florida springs and the aquifer that we all depend upon for our water supply. Registration in the First Magnitude 7.2 Springs Run will benefit the Florida Springs Institute and its efforts to educate students about springs science.

    All runners in the 7.2K will get a post-race First Magnitude beer! T-shirts are not included with registration but are available for a donation to the Florida Springs Institute during registration!

    Are you fast? Run for the mug! The top 3 finishers in each age and gender group will get their own First Magnitude mug with a beer fill (for winners under 21 years of age, you will just get the mug)

    Age groups will be split by gender and are as follows: 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, and 65+.

    Come join us and run for the springs!

    https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/FirstMagnitudeSpringRun


    • Sat, January 27, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Ketterlinus Gym 60 Orange Street St. Augustine, Florida 32084

    Team FTC! Are you looking to run a 5k PR this winter? Then this is the race for you! Team FTC will be sending a group to run this awesome fast race in St. Augustine! We will try to carpool together and make it a fun team race!

    http://www.matanzas5k.com/

    Team FTC! Are you looking to run a 5k PR this winter? Then this is the race for you! Team FTC will be sending a group to run this awesome fast race in St. Augustine! We will try to carpool together and make it a fun team race!

    http://www.matanzas5k.com/

    • Sat, January 27, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Earl P. Powers Park 5910 SE Hawthorne Rd, Gainesville, FL 32641

    Team $5 Discount Coming soon! 

    The Newnan's Lake 15k begins and ends at Earl P. Powers Park (boat ramp) on Newnan's Lake off Hawthorne Road. The course follows flat, fast roads along picturesque Newnan's Lake. The Newnan's Lake 15k is one of the prettiest 15k races in the state, with nearly perfect racing weather every year. Expect some great times here! There will be three water stops along the way stocked with water and Gatorade. There will be plenty of post-race refreshments; bagels, bananas, oranges, bars, water and Gatorade so you can re-fuel. https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/2016NewnansLake15k?remMeAttempt=


    • Sat, February 03, 2018
    • Apalachee Regional Park Tallahassee, FL

    http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2018/USATF-Cross-Country-Championships.aspx

    • Sat, February 17, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Intersection of Hull Road and SW 34th Street on the University of Florida campus Gainesville, FL US 32611

    Run for a great cause at the 13th Annual Five Points of Life Race Weekend on February 17 & 18, 2018 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 2008 National 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 17 and the half marathon on Sunday, February 18. 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.

    https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/FivePointsofLifeRaceWeekend


    http://www.fivepointsoflife.com/registration/marathon-half-marathon-relay/

    • Sun, February 18, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Phillips Center

    Run for a great cause at the 13th Annual Five Points of Life Race Weekend on February 17 & 18, 2018 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 2008 National 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 17 and the half marathon on Sunday, February 18. 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.

    https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/FivePointsofLifeRaceWeekend


    http://www.fivepointsoflife.com/registration/marathon-half-marathon-relay/


    • Sat, March 24, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 100 Savannah Blvd. Micanopy, Fl 32667

    The 8th annual Trail of Payne 10K at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a pure trail race you wont want to miss! This run promises to be one of the most unique in the area, so take advantage of our beautiful state park during and after the race. After a brief park-road start, this challenging course is all trails. Expect every type of surface: packed dirt, roots, grass, soft sand and even a little mud. With trails that are winding & narrow, straight & wide, sunny & open or shady & dense, you won't be bored on this course. Bring your friends and get ready to go off-road were gonna get dirty!

    From Gainesville:

    Drive south on 441 out of Gainesville. Continue on 441 past

    both entrances to Lake Wauburg. Just beyond the south

    entrance to Lake Wauburg, turn left into Paynes Prarie

    Preserve State Park. Follow signs to race parking.


    https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Micanopy/2016TrailofPayne10k

Past events

Thu, November 23, 2017 2017 Gainesville Turkey Trot 5k & 10k
Mon, November 20, 2017 Run @ Flavet Field
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, July 04, 2017 39th Annual Melon Run
Tue, June 27, 2017 Evening Practice Canceled
Sat, June 10, 2017 Run for the Pies Jacksonville, FL
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, May 06, 2017 The Southern Oak One Mile Championships in Jacksonville,FL
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
Thu, April 06, 2017 **No Group Morning or Evening Run due to LGAA 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, 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
Sun, November 13, 2016 Training Kickoff Run

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