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FLASH 12K/6K Race 2019

Gulf Winds Track Club

Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)

FLASH 12K/6K Race 2019

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365 Tickets Feb 16, 2019 $20.00 $0.00
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365 Tickets Feb 15, 2019 $23.00 $0.00
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The 31st Annual FLASH 12K/6K is run in memory of Tim Simpkins, Gulf Winds Track Club's original Superhero. Read David Yon's story here:  

Both the 6k and 12k courses are USATF Certified (FL11133EBM), (FL16069TY). The 12K is only 1 of 2 Certified 12k courses in the whole State of Florida. The first and last miles run through the little village of St. Marks and the rest of the course is on the paved St. Marks Historic State Trail. Beautiful flat, fast, and mostly shaded race course! 12K equals 7.456 miles. 6K equals 3.728 miles. Net elevation gain is 2.13 meters (7 feet) for the 12K and 1 meter for the 6K.  

Start/Finish at the San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. Awards ceremony next door at the St. Marks River Park pavilion.

Shirts: We are going with the cotton long sleeve shirts with the classic Flash artwork you have all come to expect.  

Directions: Race is 22 miles down South Monroe St. from the State Capital complex. Please enter this address into your GPS instead of the Fort's address.  69 Riverside Dr, St Marks, FL 32355 then make a right and look for the Parking Field on the left.

If you don't use a GPS then follow South Monroe until it ends at the stop sign in St. Marks next to Cooter Stew Restaurant and the Riverside Cafe. Take a right to the parking field and pathway to the race start which will be on your left . (Please be aware of the posted speed limit when traveling through the town of Woodville).

Race starts PROMPTLY at 8:30 a.m.  Allow for travel time, warm up, and bathroom breaks.

12k/6k awards: Trophies for Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female in each race.

Age group awards, (3 deep M/F), Awards, age 9 and under; age 10 and above in 5 year increments. 

Parents: we rarely have teenage runners. Tell your teenager to come out and participate!

Gulf Winds Track Club members in good standing (after we verify that your dues are current and up-to-date) will receive a $2 discount on both the "No Shirt" and "Shirt" entry fee.  Enter discount code GWTCFLASH2019 via the appropriate box to qualify.

If you are not currently a GWTC member, join: 

No discounts on race day ($23, shirts only if available).

Proceeds go to the RonStrong Foundation, Inc. which is a 501(c)(3), not for profit corporation established to support cancer treatment and research activities with a current emphasis on supporting such activities in Tallahassee and surrounding communities in North Florida. 

Advance Packet Pick Up: Come pick up your packet or register onsite at the Salty Dawg on Wednesday, February 13th. Time: 4 to 7 pm.  Be sure to grab a beer or Coke and a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich or wings while you are there.  Best Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches on the planet.  Address: 3813 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303 - Menu:


Race Day Music provided by Aairius DJ Entertainment. 

Post-Race Party: A complimentary Oyster City brew offered to the first 150 runners at Cooter Stew Restaurant   < after the race ;) >.  Food available for purchase. Working on live music now.

Avoid race day anxiety and pre-register before race day!

Keith Rowe is the Race Director. Text (850) 322-6614 or email Keith Rowe with any questions.


Have questions about FLASH 12K/6K Race 2019? Contact Gulf Winds Track Club

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San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
148 Old Fort Rd
City of St. Marks Visitor Center Pavillion
St. Marks, FL 32355

Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)

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