Hops & Half Shells Banner Pic 2021

Hops & Half Shells 5K Trail Run/Walk

Saturday, April 17

| 8:30 a.m. One Mile 
| 9:00 a.m. 5K 

Come run TCC Foundation's 6th Annual Hops & Half Shells 5K Trail Run and One Mile Fun Run.  We have also included a virtual race option! Explore the beauty and natural surroundings of the Wakulla Environmental Institute, including sink holes, pine scrub forests and a natural land bridge. The exciting course will take participants on various surfaces and over small obstacles. Perfect for trail runners and walkers alike and a great way to spend a morning in the woods.

Race participants will also enjoy free delicious oysters farmed by the WEI's Oyster Aquaculture program and free local craft beer.

This year we will run our 5K in waves as a safety precaution. You will be assigned a wave based on your estimated 5K finish time. Please review the safety plan below for more details. 

Proceeds from the race will support TCC student scholarships!

Safety Plan


  • Read updated race waiver.
  • All race-day activities will be outside; race day registration, packet pickup, and t-shirt pickup.
  • Race venue will have no-contact temperature checks and sanitation stations.
  • All attendees are required to wear a mask when in close contact with others.
  • Volunteers and staff will be required to wear masks.

During Race

  • 5K will have start times in waves (25 runners per wave)
  • Sanitation station at start and finish line
  • Runners required to wear a mask at the start of the race, when in close proximity to other runners, and at the finish line. 
  • Volunteers and staff will be required to wear masks.


  • All food and snacks will be set-up per CDC restaurant guidelines. 
  • Post-race snacks will be available. 
  • WEI Oysters will be available. 
  • Deep Brewing Company beer will be available. 
  • All attendees are required to wear masks when in close contact with others.
  • Volunteers and staff will be required to wear masks.


Wakulla Environmental Institute
170 Preservation Way
Crawfordville, FL  32327


Pre-registration (by April 15)

5K General (with shirt) $20
5K General (no shirt) $15
5K TCC student (with shirt) $15
5K TCC student (no shirt) $10
One Mile (with shirt) $12
One Mile (no shirt) $10

Race Day (Register 7:30 a.m.)
5K - $25, with shirt (supply limited)
5K - $20, no shirt 
1 mile - $15, with shirt (supply limited)
1 mile - $12, no shirt

Early packet pickup and pre-registration
Wednesday, April 14| 3-6 p.m.
TCC Foundation, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL


  • Overall Male and Female
  • Overall Masters
    • Male and Female
  • Overall Grand Masters
    • Male and Female
  • Top TCC Male and Female Student
  • Top TCC Male and Female Employee
  • Top 3 Male and Female (By Age Division)
  • Medals for all 5K finishers

Thank you for your interest in Hops & Half Shells!

Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 15.

Please register on-site. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 17.       


Virtual Hops & Half Shells 5K runners register HERE!




Please read and be certain you understand the implications of signing. 

I know that running a trail race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and participate unless I am medically capable, physically fit, and properly trained. By signing this waiver to participate acknowledges and certifies I am medically capable to participate in this event, I am in good health, and I am properly trained. I assume, appreciate, and understand any and all risks associated with this event including but not limited to injury or death resulting from falls, contact with other participants, effects of weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the roads, all such risks being known and acknowledged by me. I agree to abide by all rules of the race and the decisions of the race scheduled for April 17, 2021, officials relative to my ability to safely complete the run.

I further agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases, and I attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html. I assume all such risks being known, appreciated, and accepted by me. 

I agree not to wear headsets or run with dogs during the race. 

Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, and Express Assumption of Risk 

  1. In consideration of the risk of injury while participating in the Tallahassee Community College Hops and Half Shells 5K Race (“Race”), and as consideration for the right to participate in the Race, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, or personal representatives, knowingly and voluntarily enter into this Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims and Express Assumption of Risk (“Release”), and hereby waive any and all rights, claims or causes of action of any kind whatsoever arising out of my participation in the Race, and do hereby release and forever discharge The District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College, its affiliates, instructors, employees, agents, attorneys, volunteers, heirs, representatives, Race sponsors, predecessors, successors, and Gulf Winds Track Club and assigns, for any physical or psychological injury, including, but not limited to, illness, paralysis, death, damages, economical or emotional loss, that I may suffer as a direct result of my participation in the Race.
  2. I understand the Race involves exercise, fitness, and sports activities. I am voluntarily participating in the Race, and I am participating in the Race entirely at my own risk.  I am aware of the risks associated with participating in this Race, which may include, but are not limited to, physical or physiological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability (including paralysis), economic or emotional loss, and death.  I understand these injuries or outcomes may arise from my own or others’ negligence, or the condition of the Race location(s).  Nonetheless, I assume all related risks, both known or unknown to me, of my participation in this Race.  I do hereby further declare myself to be physically fit and suffering from no condition, impairment, disease, infirmity or other illness that would prevent my participation in this event.
  3. I grant full permission for Tallahassee Community College and/or agents authorized by them to use any photograph, videotapes, motion picture, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. 

I affirm that I am of legal age and am freely consenting to this Release.  I have read this Release and fully understand that by signing this Release, I am giving up legal rights and/or remedies, which may be available to me for the ordinary negligence of Tallahassee Community College or any of the parties listed above.  

I have read this Release, understand it, and I agree to be bound by it.