Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please find below answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the race.  If you can't find your answers here please contact the race director at

How many years has the race been held?

This is Tallahassee's oldest and fastest 5K road race and has been held since 1975.

How many miles is the Palace Saloon 5K?

3.1 miles.

Is the course flat or hilly?

This is the fastest 5K course in town.  The only hill stretches from mile 2 to 2.6 followed by a nice down hill finish at the Palace Saloon.

What year saw the largest number of runners?

In 2013 the race had a record 1,389 runners.

Where does the race start?

This is a point to point race and the start line is located approximately 1.5 miles west on Jackson Bluff Rd. from The Palace Saloon at Messer Park Sports Complex. 2830 Jackson Bluff Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32304

Where can I park on race morning?

We recommend parking at Messer Park Sports Complex at 2830 Jackson Bluff Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32304.  This is near the start line and there is a large open field with plenty of parking.  The Palace Saloon parking lot is reserved for vendors only, but you may be able to find off street parking nearby. Stadium parking is about 300 yards from the finish but give yourself time to make the 1.5 mile hike to the start at Messer Park.