Each year, Gulf Winds Track Club teams up with Tallahassee Parks and Recreation to host the eight-week Summer Track Series. It takes place at the Maclay High School track, always beginning on the first Thursday evening in June. Runners of all ages are asked to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. There are opportunities for runners of all ages and abilities to enjoy running a variety of distances. There are no “requirements” for participation in the track series. It is free and open to the public. Runners do not have to be fast or be a member of GWTC to participate. Anyone with a “need for speed” or just a “need for fun” is welcome!
The series is arranged in a sequence that alternates on odd and even weeks. For the odd weeks (1, 3, 5 and 7), the competition events are the 40-yard dash (for the very young, ages five and under), the 100 meter dash, the 400 meter dash, the 1 mile run, the 5K run and the 4 X 100 (400 m) relay. For the even weeks (2, 4 and 6), the available events are the 40-yard dash, the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash, the 800 meter run, the 2 mile run and the 4 X 200 (800 m) relay. Participants are welcome to compete in any or all of the available events. The track series organizers will determine what events are available in the 8th week. One event is certain: GWTC will present the annual Ice Cream Social and GWTC Summer Grand Prix Awards in the 8th week.