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Flatwoods 5K

Sat October 26, 2024 Gainesville, FL 32609 US Directions


Flatwoods 5K

$20 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
194 spots left. Registration ends October 24, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


10625 NE Waldo Rd
Gainesville, FL US 32609


About the Flatwoods 5K. The Flatwoods 5K is touted by many local runners as Gainesville’s most beautiful, memorable 5K venue, run just after sunrise on a scenic limerock loop road around UF's Austin Cary Forest (10625 NE Waldo Rd, Gainesville, FL 32609). The sights, sounds, and smells of the Forest, shared with friends and family, are sure to create lasting memories. Race proceeds support forestry education and outreach to help sustain Florida's natural heritage.

The race is chip timed by Start2Finish Race Management. The course is accurately measured (but not USATF certified), with mile markers. There is a water station at the halfway point, and post-race refreshments. Strollers are welcome, but please note the road is unpaved. Note also that parking and the starting line will be approximately 2 miles (5-8 min. drive) from the main gate on Waldo Rd. 

Start time is 8:00 AM. 

Registration and race t-shirt. Registration is $20. A pre-race packet pickup will likely be scheduled for Nov. 3 with time and place to be determined.  Runners 12 years and under race for free.

Early Packet pickup will be October 25 from 4:30 to 7:00 at Cypress and Grove Brewing Co. (1001 NW 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601). Participants can also pick up their packet 6:45-7:45am at the Austin Cary Forest on race day. 

Pine cone trophies made from native longleaf, loblolly and slash pine cones go to top open and masters runners, and top 3 in all five-year age/gender groups. All runners 14 years or younger will receive an award.

Please contact Taylor Stein, Flatwoods 5K Race Director, with any questions: 

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