Gainesville Depot Day 10 Mile, 5 Mile and 5K

Sunday, October 13th, 2013 |

There will be a 5K Walk/Run added to the event in 2013. Like the 5/10 Mile run it will start and finish in downtown Gainesville. Each 5K walk/Runner will receive a “Finishers Medal” and a commemorative t-shirt. Come join the fun with the first annually 5K WALK & Run. The post-race festivities will include live music, free food and drink, awards, and more giveaways.

Things to do in Gainesville

  • Depot Days Friday & Saturday.  Food, entertainment, car show, etc…
  • Friday Night live band
  • Winstar Casino 10 minutes away. That is if you drive. If you walk, it takes longer!
  • Gainesville Frank Buck Zoo

Gainesville ISD Education Foundation.

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For sponsorship information, please contact Tom Ryan.

The course starts and finishes in downtown Gainesville. Both courses are flat and fast! Entertainment is provided throughout the course with well stocked aid stations and medical support. Mile markers are at every mile and porta-potties are plentiful and visible along with excellent SAG support. Overall event operations will be professional and precise.

5K Run Course

The finish line will feature a LIVE BAND, FOOD AND BEER!

And, every finisher will receive a Texas size finisher medal!

Race Rules
• You must be able to complete the ten mile distance in 3 hours.
• Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
• Race numbers are required to participate.
• You must show photo ID to pick up your race packet and bib number.
• You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of the ten mile distance.
• Traffic and safety regulations prohibit early starts. Early starters will be eliminated from the Official Results.
• No coaches, bikes, in-line skates, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course.
• Ipods or other in-your-ear musical devices are strongly discouraged – you definitely won’t need them.

Racing Strategy
This is pretty simple, like Forest Gump, “We are running!” on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Here is where the sweat flies. The course starts and finishes in beautiful downtown Gainesville, TX. The course is pretty much “hill-less” so run fast.
The day will include a 10 Mile 5 Mile Run. We are hard at work to make this a memorable day.

Five-Mile Route Map – HERE

Ten-Mile Route Map – HERE

Downtown Gainesville, Texas

5K Cost:
Early Bird Registration Price $25 (10-3-2012 to 8-27-2013)
Standard Registration Price: $30 (8-28-2013 to 10-01-2013)
Late Registration Price:         $35 (10-2-2013 to 10-08-2013)
Early Registration Price for 10 & 5 miles runs
(10-3-2012 to 8-27-2013) 10 Mile Run – $59 5 Mile Run – $39
Standard Registration Price
(8-28-2013 to 10-01-2013) 10 Mile Run – $69 5 Mile Run – $49
Late Registration Price
(10-2-2013 to 10-08-2013) 10 Mile Run – $79 5 Mile Run – $59

Goodie Bags

5K Walk/Run:
  • Finishers Medal
  • Commemorative T-shirt

10 Mile SWAG!

  • Long-Sleeve Dri-fit shirt
  • Big finisher’s medal

5 Mile SWAG

  • Big finisher’s medal
  • Long-Sleeve Dri-Fit shirt


Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 10-6 p.m. Lukes Locker-Dallas Store, 3046 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX, 75205, 214-528-1290

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 11-4pm
Cahoots Handbags
205 S. Commerce
Gainesville, TX

Race Day Schedule:
6:45 am Race Day Packet Pickup and Chip Pickup
8:00 am 10 Mile Start
8:15 am 5 Mile Start
8:30 am 5K Starts
9:15 am Post-Race Party Kick-Off
10:00 am 5K , 5 Mile
10:45 am 10 Mile Awards
11:00am 10 Mile Course Closes

There will be parking attendants race morning to help you Park. Exit on California Street (exit 496)and head towards downtown.  We will be waiting for you.

Comfort Suites
1715 N I-35
Gainesville, TX 76240
Rate: $89.00

Quality Inn
600 Medal of Honor Boulevard
Gainesville, TX 76240
Rate: Single $89.99 Double $99.99

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
320 N. Interstate 35
Gainesville, TX 76240
Rate: Regular Room $119.99
Suite: $165.00

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page for any questions you may have regarding race details. For more information, e-mail Dan Jones or call (214) 502-9837.

Results and photos will be posted here after the race.