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X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

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<p>The X-Country is unlike any other run in Florida. It features rolling hills with sweeping views. You will feel like you have been transported to Kentucky on this course. The X-Country race takes place on wide grassy/dirt paths that are easy to run and easy on your body. Held at Alafia River State Park, these trails are spectacular, and we think you will love the course. So whether you pick the 5K, the 1/2 or the full Marathon, come race with us!</p>

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Tickets available until Wed Nov 20 2019

What's included:

  • Tech T shirts guaranteed for pre registered runners
  • Awards! Top 20 Male and Top 20 Female in 5K will receive a medal and ALL finishers in the 1/2 Marathon, 30K, and Marathon will receive a Ceramic medal!
  • Post-Race Party: Lots of food, music and fun. Come race with us!
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X-Country Marathon
7:00am Sun 24th Nov 2019

Run 26.2mi

X-Country 30K
7:00am Sun 24th Nov 2019

Run 30km

X-Country Half Marathon
7:30am Sun 24th Nov 2019

Run 13.1mi

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Route description

The Half-Marathon and the Marathon are run on the same course. The Marathon swings past the registration/start area and does another loop.

There will be aid stations along the course stocked with Gatorade, water, bananas and other marathoning needs. Please note, however, The Marathon course (and 1/2 marathon) will only be monitored for 6 1/2 hours. Only attempt the full Marathon if you think you can complete the race in that time.

Logistics and schedule

Pick up T-shirts and race packets on race day.

How to get there

Alafia River State Park, 14326 Co Rd 39, Lithia, FL 33547, USA

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Directions:

From Tampa or Sarasota

Take I-75 (South from Tampa or north from Sarasota) to Exit 246 (old exit 47) (Apollo Beach / Rt. 672)
Turn right at bottom of off-ramp on to Big Bend Road (heading east)
1.25 miles – turn right (south) onto U.S. 301 (7-11 at the corner)
1.5 miles to Rt. 672 East (there is a left turn lane)
Follow 672 for 11.5 miles (Rt. 672 is primarily straight with a few bends in it)
672 dead ends at first stop sign (this is Rt. 39)
Turn left (heading north on Rt. 39) for 1 mile until you reach Alafia River State Park entrance – make right into park and take the first left (by traveling 270 degrees around the traffic circle) and follow signs to race start.

From Orlando

From I-4 take the Plant City exit for Rt.39 South (it is approx. 18 miles to the park)
Continue South crossing SR 60 and Lithia-Pinecrest Rd.
Park entrance for this race is approximately 4 miles south of Lithia-Pinecrest Rd.on the left (east side). The race starts north of the main park entrance.

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X-Country Marathon
7:00am Sun 24th Nov 2019
X-Country 30K
7:00am Sun 24th Nov 2019
X-Country Half Marathon
7:30am Sun 24th Nov 2019
X-Country 5k
8:00am Sun 24th Nov 2019
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