Sunday, January 25, 2015 

Alafia River State Park, 14326 S County Road 39, Litha, FL 33547

unnamed (3)What: Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K Trails Runs
When: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. (5K start is 8:30 a.m.)
Where: Alafia River State Park 14326 South County Road 39
Lithia, Florida 33547(SE Hillsborough) on race day the park will open at 7:00 a.m.
(there is a $4 fee to enter the park) (Pick up race packets on race day)

The race will feature:

  • Great Long Sleeved T-Shirts
  • Fantastic Custom Awards
  • Music – DJ and great tunes
  • Post Race Feast by Affordable Catering
  • Beautiful Single Track Courses
  • Water Stops on both courses (1/2M – 8 stops, 5K – 2 stops)

Course Map – Click Here

1/2 Marathoners please note:

  • The course will only be monitored for 3 1/2 hours. Only attempt the Half-Marathon if you think you can complete the race in that time.
  • The trails are technical single track and are challenging. We will have 8 water stops on the course, and the trails are clearly marked. Each water stop also has vaseline, sunscreen, and such..
  • Trail shoes are not required to complete this race but you might find it easier with them.
  • Gatorade and restrooms are available at the 10 mile water stop only (this is the registration area also)
  • Volunteers – We need 12-15 volunteers for this race. We have a Run Free/ Bring A Volunteer program for most of our races. 


11th Annual
Half-Marathon & 5K
Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Florida Challenge is a 13.1 mile and a 5K trail run on beginner and intermediate single track trails. This race was named one of the 32 best trail runs in the Country. 

The location is the beautiful new Alafia River State Park, which has some of the best trails in Florida. The trails are technical and they make a great challenge. If you only do one trail run in your life, this is the one you should do. With great T-shirts, fantastic food, a DJ and a gorgeous and a challenging course – it is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.

There will be a split start again this year. The Half-Marathon will start at 8:00 a.m., and the 5K will start at 8:30 a.m.

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