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The Florida Museum’s Shake Your Honey Maker 5K has gone VIRTUAL! Due to public health concerns, we have decided to make the 5K a virtual race. Everyone already registered and who participates will still get their shirt and medal, avoid the crowds and get to race from anywhere. See below for more information on how to participate!

How to participate in the virtual 5K

For those already registered, you can:

  • Send the race coordinator a link/screen shot of your GPS watch, strava or any distance tracking app that shows you have completed your 5K.
  • Send the race coordinator a selfie of you completing your 5K. We would love to get tons of pictures of happy athletes that we can share showing how social media can lessen our social distancing.
  • Not into technology? Email the race coordinator a virtual pinky promise that you’ve completed your 5K!
  • Submissions are due: Wednesday, March 25


  • Everyone who submits their proof via email by Wednesday, March 25, will be entered into a drawing for great prizes, including massages, race medal hangers, original pollinator-themed woodwork art and eight weeks of free capoeira training. The prizes will be awarded randomly and will not be based on your time. 

Shirt and Medal Pick-up:

  • Due to Alachua County’s stay-at-home order and the University of Florida’s request for only essential personnel to be on campus, we are unable to distribute shirts, medals and prizes on April 1 as planned. Stay tuned for an email from the race coordinator with a new pickup date coming soon.


  • Sneaker submissions will still be accepted and can be brought in during shirt and medal pickup. GotSneakers, is a sneaker recycling organization that will pay $1 for every pair of wearable athletic sneakers and $0.25 per pair for all other conditions collected. Proceeds collected will benefit the Florida Museum’s Admission Assistance Program

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to your submissions!


Join us for our fourth annual Florida Museum 5K, which is a combination of trails in the UF Natural Area Teaching Laboratory and campus roads.

5K MedalsSOLD OUT – Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any further registrations, including on the day of the race.

The registration fee includes a finisher’s medal, T-shirt and entry into the Amazing Pollinators exhibit on race day. Chip timing will be provided by Spitler Race Timing. All ages are welcome!

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*UF students must have a valid Gator 1 card.

Shirt sizes are only guaranteed for registrations submitted by Feb. 27.

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Name: Amy Hester, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2055



Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000


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