Race the Tortoise 5K

High Springs, FL

THE 10TH RUNNING OF THE RACE THE TORTOISE 5K IS ON! An out and back course on scenic paved park roads with mile markers and a water stop.

10th Almost-Annual Race the Tortoise 5K

Hosted by the Friends of O'Leno, Inc.


Pre-Entry Fee thru Feb 16, 2019 is $20

Late and Race day entry is $25

Children under 14 years and under will be $10 at all times

Online registration closes on 3/1/2019 at 9am EST

The park entry fee is waived for all race participants. Sorry, no refunds

COURSE : Certified (FL09012EBM) Out and back on the paved park roads. Water, Gatorade and Port-o-lets at the halfway point and at the finish line.

T-shirts guaranteed to PRE-REGISTERED Only. That means you must register by 2/16/2019 to be guaranteed your size t-shirt.

Mail in Registration

Please mail paper registrations to Race Director, Friends of O'Leno, P.O. Box 2879, High Springs, Florida 32655.  Please make your check out to Friends of O'Leno, Inc. Mail in registrations must be postmarked no later than February 23, 2019.

Race day Registration

Race Day Reg will open at 6:45 am. The location this year is under the Pavilion which I near the parking lot. 


You MUST arrive by 7:30 am to enter the park. Park gates will close at this time for the safety of runners. Car pooling is a great help.

RESTRICTIONS: For the safety of all, please no pets, bicycles, skateboards, skates or lawn mowers.

Strollers will be permitted.


Medals to all finishers! Age group Awards are M / F,  3 deep, in 5 year increments, starting at 9 and under through 75 and Over.

PRIZE MONEY: $100 will be awarded for new course records for M / F  overall.

$50 will be awarded to Masters runners for new course records.

Course Records:  Male 15.27.1 Enoch Nadler 2018;  Female 17:3.2 Ani Veltcheva 2018

Masters Records:  Male 16:52.8 Dan Clark 2014;  Female 19:28.9 Carol Rowe 2014

Gift card drawings will begin promptly at 9:15 in the Pavilion, with Awards to follow immediately. 

Refreshments will also be served post race.

When & Where

Mar 2, 2019


7:00 AM

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