Friends of Paynes Prairie

Tom Walker Memorial Half Marathon and 5K

  • 11 November 2017
  • Gainesville, FL

Hosted by the Florida Track Club, a supporter of the Friends of Paynes Prairie. 

A percentage of profits from this event are donated to the Friends group to continue support of the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail and Paynes Prairie. 

From their webpage:

The Florida Track Club hosts our annual Tom Walker Memorial Half Marathon Run on the beautiful Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail. This is an out and back course that starts at the beginning of the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail and heads east along the trail to the turn around point just before the County Road 234 crossing at the Rochelle Parking Area. The trail is a wide paved path with plenty of shade. The course is mostly flat with some gradual hills in the first and last mile and a short hilly section between miles 2 -3 and 11 - 12.

The 2017 edition of our race will take place on Saturday November 11th with a scheduled race time of 8 am. This is a chip timed race on a USATF-certified course. 

The race will take place on a paved rails-to-trails that crosses the northern portion of Paynes Prairie State Preserve. Enjoy the scenery of a trail race without the twisted ankles, and enjoy the smooth pavement of a road race without the traffic! The race starts and ends at Boulware Springs Nature Park which is home of the historic Boulware Springs Water Works.

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Thank you for supporting Paynes Prairie.
Goal: $2,000.00
Collected: $1,200.00

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Visitors Center - 352-466-4100
Ranger Station - 352-466-3397

Friends of Paynes Prairie
100 Savannah Boulevard
Micanopy, FL 32667

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