Gainesville is home to the University of Florida,
an institution tracing its origins back to 1853,
that has continuously operated on its present Gainesville campus since the fall of 1906.
Dead Runners Society
Inspired by the 1989 movie "Dead Poets Society", the Dead Runners Society is a worldwide running club and online discussion group. The group is informal and social. Members discuss their running programs and encourage each other. Topics include everything from meditation to marathons. There are several Dead Runners Society running clubs worldwide.