2024 Gopher Tortoise Gallop 5K

7715 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413

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Event Description

Gopher Tortoise Gallop 5K

Saturday March 23, 2024
Okeeheelee Park - West Palm Beach
Micanopy Pavilion

 Do you know the official state tortoise of the Sunshine State?  If you said Gopher Tortoise, then you should shell-a-brate by participating in this 5K!  Although Gopher Tortoises are not known for their speed, they play an integral role in the ecosystem.  As a keystone species they create burrows that support the lives of over 360 different types of animals.  The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center is proud to host their inaugural Gopher Tortoise Gallop 5K and cordially invite you to join in the fun.  We look forward to you joining us Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Okeeheelee Park by running or walking as fast as you can....or at least as fast as a tortoise!

The 5K will run/walk through beautiful Okeeheelee Park, starting and finishing at Micanopy Pavilion.  The 5K is a chipped timed event and will provide awards to the top3 overall (male and female) and top 3 in each age group.  Each participant will receive a personalized bib with RFID timing chip, event shirt, and beautiful finisher medal.

This is a family event and we encourage you to bring your family and friends.  Sign up early and save.

December 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024 - $35.00
February 1, 2024 - February 29, 2024 - $37.50
March 1, 2024 - March 22, 2024 - $39.50
March 23, 2024 - $45.00
**Please note, race day signup is not guaranteed an event shirt.

Event details and schedule


Thursday March 21, 2024
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Pre-race packet pickup
Okeeheelee Nature Center

Saturday March 23, 2024
Okeeheelee Park
Micanopy Pavilion
7715 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL  33413
*Micanopy Pavilion is on the west side of the park.  Arrive early for closer parking.

6:15am - Park gates open
Registration and Packet Pickup Open

6:30am - Music and entertainment begin

6:45am - Meek SPARKY - our race ambassador and OAKLY - Parks & Recreation Department mascot

7:10am - 5K Fitness Warmup

7:25am - Announcements and National Anthem

7:30am - Start of the Gopher Tortoise Gallop 5K

8:00am - Healthy snacks after you complete your 5K

8:25am - Dancing and Partying with DJ Petey

8:45am - Awards Ceremony

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