The fifth annual Everglades Ultras off-road running race has been set for Saturday, February 20 in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Registration is now open for the event’s three distinct races of 25 kilometers, 50 kilometers and 50 miles. The 50 mile and 50 kilometer races are the USA Track and Field – Florida Association state championships.
This unique run through the Everglades has been cited by Trail Runner magazine as a “must do” race. “This is unique race venue,” says Race Director Bob Becker. “Runners will experience all the varied environments in the Fakahatchee Preserve running on raised trails through cypress swamps, grasslands, and wooded areas. Given the natural beauty and diverse plant and wildlife in the preserve, many runners carry their camera on race day. This is a race runners return to year after year.”
Becker notes that runners are supported along the way with aid stations manned by park and Friends of Fakahatchee volunteers along the trails. The races conclude at a party tent on the shores of Lake Harmon in the preserve.
Registration for the races is limited to 300. For complete entry or volunteer details visit www.evergladesultras.com or call Bob Becker at 954-439-2800.