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Sun November 24 - Sun December 29, 2024 DeBary, FL 32713 US Directions
The unicorn is not the only legendary creature worth chasing!
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Skunk Ape Marathon

$95 11/24 7:00AM EST
Events: Skunk Ape Marathon

Mermaid Half Marathon

$70 11/24 7:30AM EST
Events: Mermaid Half Marathon

Fountain of Youth 5K

$30 11/24 8:00AM EST
Events: Fountain of Youth 5K

Virtual -- Skunk Ape Marathon

$75 Registration ends December 16, 2024 at 8:00pm EST

Virtual -- Mermaid Half Marathon

$50 Registration ends December 16, 2024 at 8:00pm EST


37 Dirksen Drive
DeBary, FL US 32713


Celebrating its 6th year, the Central Florida Legends will take place on Sunday November 24th, 2024 on the scenic Spring-to-Spring and East Central Regional paved trails of West Volusia County.  Races will begin and end at Gemini Springs Park in Debary, FL.  

Debary is conveniently located midway between Orlando and Daytona Beach.  Gemini Springs is easily accessible from I-4.  

Events will be hosted by the West Volusia Runners in partnership with Runner's High Timing and Race Management.   

The Central Florida Legends Races include, the Skunk Ape Full Marathon, Mermaid Half Marathon and Fountain of Youth 5K.  The routes traverse paved trails, roads and parks full of Old Florida flora, fauna and charm.  They are also flat and fast!  

Stick around after your race for the Legendary Tailgate Party at the finish line!

The unicorn isn't the only mythological creature worth chasing!  

Start Times:

7:00am - Marathon

7:30am - Half Marathon 

8:00am - 5K

Packet Pick Up

Early Packet Pick Up

Friday November 22nd - 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday November 23rd - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Central 28 Beer Company
Address: 290 Springview Commerce Dr, Ste 1,
DeBary, FL 32713


Race Day Packet Pickup

Gemini Springs Park

Sunday November 24th 5:30am - 10:00am


Gemini Springs 37 Dirksen Dr, DeBary, FL 32713

Free Parking is on site less than .1 miles from the start/finish line.   


In addition to regular (free) race parking:
Trail-gater, Trail-gater Inner Circle entry and VIP Parking will be available for purchase during the registration process.  Your group or team can also earn a free upgraded trail-gate spot if you have more then 10 registered runners!

Trail-gate Inner Circle

This guarantees you one of the best spots at the post race Trail-gate party and gives you an entry into the Trail-gate Contest.  The best decorated (skunk ape, mermaid or fountain of youth themed) vehicle will win a cash prize and race swag!  The inner circle puts you as close as you can get to the finish line and post race party.  Only 25 spots available!  


This option provides you parking in the tailgating area with room to spread out a little as well entry into the Trail-gate contest.  Not quite front row like the inner circle but still close to the finish line action.  Only 25 spots available!  Register your group or team and earn a free trail-gate spot for every 10 registered runners!!

VIP Parking

Park as close to the start/finish area as possible!  This option does not give you the extra space of the trail-gate area or entry into the contest  but reserves you a close up parking spot for easy entry and exit!

Bling and Swag

2023 Medals!!!  Unique to each distance!!!

Course Description, Support and Photos

All events will be out and back from Gemini Springs Park in DeBary, FL. 
Full and Half Marathon routes will be on the Spring to Spring and Central Florida Regional multi-use trails and road along the shore of Lake Monroe.   Half and Full marathon runners will head east from Gemini on the paved trail into Deltona and the historic town of Enterprise, Fl.  Both Half and Full runners will turn onto Main St and then  Lakeshore Dr. to run along the shore of Lake Monroe (best spot for Mermaid sightings) then into Green Springs Park and get back on the trail and continue east.  Half runners will turn around near Fireman's Lane.  Full Runners will continue east on the trail in Osteen, cross over 415 using the pedestrian bridge continue onto Guise Rd and turn around at Guise Rd and 6th St.  Both routes return on the trail to finish at Gemini Springs Park.  
The 5K route will be and out and back heading west and north towards Lake Monroe Park on the Spring to Spring trail.
The start and finish line is the same for all events.  
Runners will be supported with aid stations every 1-2 miles offering water, electrolyte drink and gels.  All courses are completely flat.  
The full marathon course is USATF Certified FL19055TY and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.
Detailed course maps are at the bottom of the page. 
There are 10 water stops on the full marathon course.  Runners will go past each one 2X so effectively 20 water stops.  All will have water and Huma Hydration except water stop 1. Huma gels will be available at every other water stop starting with water stop 5 ~mile 5.75
There are 5 water stops on the half marathon course which runners will go past 2X so effectively 10 water stops.  All will have water and Huma Hydration except water stop 1.  Huma gels will be available at water stop 5 ~mile 5.75
The 5K will have 1 water stop that you will hit at Mile 1 and again at Mile 2.  
If you go to the course maps you can see where each water stop is located.  If you click on the water stop it will show you what is available at that stop.








Looking for a place to stay for the race?  Use this link to view and book lodging of all types in the West Volusia Area.  The races are located in DeBary. Orange City, Deltona and DeLand are the next closest cities.  Deland is a very nice small college town with a great walkable main street area.  

The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Orange City offers a special rate for our participants for race weekend. This is close to the race and many local restaurants with easy access to the Interstate. Click on the link below to access our special rate. 

Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Orange City


To check out our other area lodgings and restaurants please check out the Visit West Volusia website at the link below.




Skunk Ape Full Marathon

Overall Male and Female winner

Overall Masters Male and Female winner

Top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 19 and under, ,20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Mermaid Half Marathon

Overall Male and Female winner

Overall Masters Male and Female winner

Top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 19 and under, ,20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Fountain of Youth 5K

Overall Male and Female winner

Overall Masters Male and Female winner

Top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 9 and under,10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+


West Volusia Pacers

We Pace You Race!!

Established  in 2018 -- West Volusia Pacers is a group of talented runners who will motivate you, guide you,  and lead you straight to your goal -- all while having a great time!  WVP made their debut at the 2018 Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon, and since then they were invited to pace Mt Dora Half Marathon, Tomoka Marathon and Half Marathon, Shark Bite Half Marathon the Daytona Beach Half Marathon and a variety of other races.    All our pacers train really hard to ensure each goal is met.





Central Florida Legends has been working hard to establish this event as one of the area greenest!!
Here are some of the steps we have taken to reduce our impact on the beautiful areas covered by our courses:
*ALL event shirts and volunteer shirt are made by @recoverbrands from recycled plastic bottles and up cycled cotton.
*We will only use paper cups at our water-stops (never plastic!)
*We invite runners to bring your own reusable cup, water bottle or hydration system. It can be filled quickly and easily during your race.
*There will be no individual plastic water bottles provided at the finish line. Cold water and Gatorade along with paper cups will be available to runners as you complete the race
*Recycle bins will be provided at the finish line for anyone who brings their own cans or bottles. Please look for them and use them only for can and bottles!
*We will provide sturdy compostable paper plates and compostable utensils for all post race food
*We are working with a local company to compost food waste
*We are providing paper cups for beer post race
*All packaging material from race supplies will be reused or recycled
We thank you for your support of these efforts and welcome your suggestions on how we can do even more!

Meet Monroe!

Meet Monroe -- Our Friendly Skunk Ape! and event Mascot!



Presenting Sponsor

Epic Tale Level Sponsor

Folk Level Sponsor

Vendor Level

Friends, Donation and In-Kind Supporters

Race Contact Info

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Post Race "Trail-gate" Party

Don't miss the Legendary "Trail-gate" Tailgating Party at the Finish Line!  Stick around to cheer on your friends, family and fellow runners as they complete their race.  
Enjoy Beer, BBQ and Bask in the glory of your Legendary achievement.
Join the "Inner Circle Trailgate Area" to get the best spot.  

Groups and Teams can earn 1 free trail-gate spot with for every 10 registered runner!!



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