Lake Apopka Trail Virtual Challenge

Race: Lake Apopka Trail Virtual Challenge
Mon April 5 - Sat July 31 Minneola, FL 34715 US Directions
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Green Mountain Scenic Overlook & Trailhead
20700 County Rd 455
Minneola, FL US 34715

Lake Apopka Trail Virtual Challenge is a point to point running, walking or trail biking  30K (18.6 mile) event starting at the picturesque Green Mountain Scenic Overlook in Ferndale and ending at the beautiful Magnolia Park in Apopka, or complete the route back for an amazing 60K challenge.  Due to Magnolia Park renovations the event could not be live this year, so we reversed the route so that if you want to run, walk or bike the actual course. There is parking available at Green Mountain Scenic Overlook. Enjoy the spectacular scenery, alligators, birds and maybe bobcats as you run, walk or bike past some of Florida's most beautiful nature.

If you are not in Central Florida to experience this route, select the "Run Anywhere" event option. 

Construction on Orange County Parks' Magnolia Park Eco-tourism Center and other amenities is in progress. While the park remains open, the area between Lake Apopka and Binion Road, including the boat ramp, pavilion and Lake Apopka Loop Trailhead, are CLOSED until further notice. While Magnolia Park eco-tourism center and other amenities are under construction, visitors can park at 2850 Lust Road, Apopka, and enter through the Wildlife Drive entrance (a small gate that will be open for cyclists and hikers). Also note that construction has begun on Lake Apopka Loop Trail that will cause sections on Marsh Rabbit and North-South Roads to be closed to all public access intermittently as needed Mondays through Saturdays (signs will be posted).

 Each participant will receive a technical T-shirt, a cool custom finisher medal and another race amenity.

Donate:  A portion of every entry fee will be donated to Friends of the Green Mountain Scenic Byway to bring awareness and help assist new enhancements to the park.

Additional resources: 

St. Johns River Water Management District - Lake Apopka North Shore

Friends of Lake Apopka

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive Facebook Page

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Lake Apopka Trail Virtual Challenge.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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