Festivals & Events

TCC Foundation’s Hops and Half Shells 5K is back and better than ever! Join us on Saturday, November 14. Not only do we have our 5K beginning at 9 a.m., but we have also added options of a one-mile race beginning at 8:30 a.m. as well as a virtual option you can do at home!

If you do choose to join us in-person, you’ll get the chance to enjoy the beauty and natural surroundings of the Wakulla Environmental Institute, including sinkholes, pine scrub forests, and a natural land bridge. The course is full of small obstacles and gorgeous scenery that is perfect for trail runners and walkers alike to enjoy a morning in nature.

As a safety precaution, runners will be sent out in waves of 25 people at a time and will be required to wear a mask at the beginning and end of the race when around other participants. Waves will be assigned depending on your estimated finish time. There will be a no-contact temperature check at the beginning of the day, sanitation stations at the beginning and end of the race, and all volunteers and staff members are required to wear a mask.

After the race, participants can enjoy post-race snacks, free oysters, farmed by the WEI’s Oyster Aquaculture program, and free local craft beer from Deep Brewing Company!

For more information, the race schedule, and to register, visit: https://www.tcc.fl.edu/about/college/tcc-foundation/foundation-events/hops-half-shells-5k/