This Boston Marathon qualifier and USATF certified course starts on the University of Florida campus and weaves throughout Gainesville. 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 downtown area. You'll pass through Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, home of the Gators, and may see some “real” gators sunning themselves on the shores of Lake Alice.
Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay- 7:00 AM
Before November 15, 2013
Half Marathon: $45
Marathon Relay: $200/team
Before February 13, 2014
Half Marathon: $60
Marathon Relay: $260/team-closes Feb. 13
Feb. 13-16, 2013 (online registration closes at midnight on Feb. 14)
Half Marathon: $70
Marathon Relay: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Feb. 15 - Register at Fitness Expo from 9am-5pm
A festive post race party welcomes you to the finish line and you’ll enjoy pizza, refreshments, live entertainment and awards. The Five Points of Life is awarding a prize purse totaling $5,000 to the top finishers of the marathon and half marathon for each gender.