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2022 Lifesouth Race Weekend - Saturday 5K & Kids Run ~ Results

EVENTS
  • 5K & Half Marathon Challange:- Run 13.1 Miles and 5K
  • 5K Run:- Run 3.1 Miles
  • Kids Marathon:- Kids Run 1.2 Miles
RACE DATE
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Start Time
7:00 AM
Entry Fee
80.00
Location
Bo Diddley Plaza
Address
111 E University Avenue
CITY
Gainesville
STATE/TERR
Florida
Zip
32601
COUNTRY
USA
Phone
352-637-2475
Description

2022 LifeSouth Race Weekend 

The 16th Annual LifeSouth Community Foundation Race Weekend on February 19 & 20, 2022 in scenic Gainesville, Florida! 

The LifeSouth Race Weekend is an initiative of the LifeSouth Community Foundation (formerly Five Points of Life), 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. 

5K

(USATF certification #FL19003JK)

Our 5K takes place on Saturday, February 19 at 8 a.m. The start is also downtown, and the course takes you on a tour of the Bed and Breakfast district, the area south of Depot Park, and on the Hawthorne Connector trail and back to downtown. Runners will be treated to several post-race food options. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each age group and male/female.

NOTE: Online registration closes for this event on Wednesday 02/16/22 at midnight.  Day of race registration will be available at early packet pick up and on  race morning for an increased entry fee. 

Kids' Marathon 

Our annual Kids' Marathon will be February 19 at 9:00 a.m. Registration is FREE through February 16. Children in grades K-8 are encouraged to participate, and can be joined by one parent or guardian, who must also register as a participating parent. Participants are encouraged to log 25 total miles before race day, either through participation in the "Morning Mile" programs at their schools or by tracking mileage individually.

NOTE:  Online registration closes for this event on Wednesday 02/16/22 at midnight.  Day of race registration will be available at early packet pick up and on race morning, however there will be an entry fee of $10. 

Half Marathon (USATF certification #FL19008JK)

The race begins on Sunday, February 20 at 7 am, almost directly in front of Bo Diddley Plaza on E. University Avenue. The half marathon course includes 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!

NOTE: Online registration closes for this event on Wednesday 02/16/22 at midnight.  Late Registration will be available at packet pick up on Friday and Saturday only.  There will be NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION available.

Elevated Running & Pacing Company will be providing Half Marathon Pacers for the following goal times:

1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, 3:00

Packet Pickup Information

Early Packet Pickup (all distances) will be available at Bo Diddley Plaza,  111 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 
Friday, February 18            4:00pm - 7:00pm 

Saturday, February 19       9:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday, February 20          5:30am - 6:30am

HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO Saturday, February 19th

9am - 2pm at the Bo Diddley Plaza

You won't want to miss our expo! Join us at the LifeSouth Health and Wellness Expo at Bo Diddley Park on Saturday, February 19 from 9 am-2 pm. We’ll have booths from great vendors for all your running and fitness needs. In addition, check out special offers from gyms and fitness studios. The expo will feature a number of community organizations that can help you and your family meet your fitness and wellness goals, too! Whether you’re cooling down from the 5K, cheering on the Kids Marathon, or grabbing your packet for the half marathon, the expo will have something for everyone. 

DISCLOSURE:  All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable to another person. A deferral option will be available until February 6th, where you can defer your entry to the 2023 event.  After this date, no deferral requests will be accepted.   

T-Shirts: Sizes are guaranteed for registrants through 01/31/22. Registrations after this date are not guaranteed a shirt. However, extra T-shirts are available and will be provided to those who registered 2/1/22 or later on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Info

EVENT: HALF MARATHON

All finishers of the half marathon receive the official finishers' medal at the finish line. Top awards are distributed at the post race party.
Overall Top 3 Male & Female
Overall Top Male & Female Masters
Top 3 Male & Female in 5 year Age Groups:
14 and Under
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80 and over

Event Date: Sunday February 20, 2022
Start Time: 7:00am EST
End Time: 10:30am EST
Price: $80.00 Race Fee + $7.04 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $90.00 after January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

EVENT: HALF MARATHON RELAY TEAM

Half Marathon Relay Teams will be comprised of three people. Each participant will run 4.36 miles of the course. Exact exchange locations will be provided upon professional measurement of the course.
Award for Top 3 Teams
Event Date: Sunday February 20, 2022
Start Time: 7:00am EST
End Time: 10:30am EST
Price: $160.00 Race Fee + $11.68 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $180.00 after January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

EVENT: 5K & HALF MARATHON CHALLENGE

Back again this year! You now have the option to run both the 5K on Saturday, February 19 and the half marathon on Sunday, February 20. Each participant will receive a 5K and Half Marathon finisher medal and a special Challenge item. Participants will receive one chipped bib that will be used for both the 5K and half marathon.

Event Dates: Saturday February 19, 2022 - Sunday February 20, 2022
Start Time: 8:00am EST
End Time: 10:30am EST
Registration Limit: 19 spots left.
Price: $100.00 Race Fee + $8.80 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $120.00 after January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

EVENT: 5K
All finishers of the half marathon receive the official finishers' medal at the finish line. Top awards are distributed at the post race party.
Overall Top Male & Female
Overall Top Male & Female Masters
Top 3 Male & Female in 5 year Age Groups:
9 and under
10-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80 and over
Event Date: Saturday February 19, 2022
Start Time: 8:00am EST
End Time: 9:00am EST
Price: $35.00 Race Fee + $3.08 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $40.00 after January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

EVENT: KIDS' MARATHON
Children in Kindergarten through 8th grade, run or walk 25 miles prior to race day and record each mile on the log sheets provided to Alachua County schools. They’ll run the last 1.2 miles on race day, completing a full marathon. All registrants receive a T-shirt, race number and a packet pick-up. Each finisher will receive a medal marking their achievement when they complete the race on February 19.
Event Date: Saturday February 19, 2022
Start Time: 9:00am EST
End Time: 10:00am EST

EVENT: KIDS' MARATHON-PARENT REGISTRATION
Any Parent that would like to accompany their child on the Kid's Marathon course MUST REGISTER here. There is no cost.
Event Date: Saturday February 19, 2022
Start Time: 9:00am EST
End Time: 10:00am EST

Directions

Bo Diddley Plaza:
• 111 E University Avenue
• Gainesville, FL US
• 32601


Map & Directions

 

CURRENT YEARS RESULTS

2022 Results at: runsignup.com 
 

PREVIOUS RESULTS

2021 Results: not available ???
2020 Results at: runsignup.com 
2019 Results at: runsignup.com 
2018 Results at: runsignup.com 

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