We’re excited to announce the 15th Annual LifeSouth Race Weekend on February 15 & 16, 2020 in scenic Gainesville, Florida! Our new downtown home allows us to incorporate the best of the city. The Half Marathon course will include iconic landmarks such as the Hippodrome, views of Depot Park, a run across the Helix bridge, UF Campus and Lake Alice, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the “Bacon Strip” hills of 16th Avenue and the downtown. Run “home to the ’drome” down 1st Street as you cross University Avenue to the finish. A street festival awaits, with post-race food, beer garden, and entertainment.The 5K and Kids’ Marathon will feature the best of downtown. Don’t miss these races!
The LifeSouth Race Weekend benefits the Five Points of Life Foundation, which provides education to K-12 students about the need for blood donation. To meet the needs of patients, it’s imperative that we raise a “Donation Generation” of young people who understand and are committed to giving the gift of life. There’s no substitute for human blood, and donations provide relief and hope for patients with life-threatening diseases and trauma victims. LifeSouth is YOUR community blood center, and we are the only provider of blood and blood products to the major hospitals in the Gainesville area and more than a hundred other hospitals throughout Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.
Early Packet Pickup at First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL
Friday, February 14 4:00-7:00 pm for all distances
Early Half Marathon Packet Pickup/Race Expo at the Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL
Saturday, February 16 during Expo 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Race Day Packet Pickup
Saturday from 6:30 -7:30 am for 5K
Saturday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm for Half Marathon (at race expo)
Sunday from 5:30 am-6:30 am for Half Marathon
All proceeds from the weekend benefit the Five Points of Life Foundation, which raises awareness of the five ways to share life through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, organ/tissue and cord blood. Volunteers and staff members visit K-12 classrooms to educate the next “Donation Generation.”
DISCLOSURE: All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable to another person. You may defer your entry to the following year up to two weeks prior to the race. There is no deferral option the two weeks prior to the race. There is a $15 fee to defer your entry.