Sun November 24, 2019 DeBary, FL US 32713 Directions
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The unicorn is not the only legendary creature worth chasing!
Countdown to Race Day

Skunk Ape Marathon

$100 7:00AM EST - 1:00PM EST
133 spots left. Price increases after November 3, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Mermaid Half Marathon

$70 7:30AM EST - 1:00PM EST
273 spots left. Price increases after November 3, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Fountain of Youth 5K

$30 8:00AM EST - 1:00PM EST
302 spots left. Price increases after November 3, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual -- Skunk Ape Marathon

$75 Registration ends November 23, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual -- Mermaid Half Marathon

$45 Registration ends November 23, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual -- Fountain of Youth 5K

$30 Registration ends November 23, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
37 Dirksen Drive
DeBary, FL US 32713

Central Florida's Newest Running Event will take place on Sunday November 24, 2019 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 and managed and timed by Runner's High Timing and Race Management.    Legends events are a part of the Live Your Life Well Race Series sponsored by Halifax Health.

The Central Florida Legends 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!  

Bling and Swag
Central Florida Legends 2019 Finisher Medal!!
The medal will be the same for all distances The strap however will be distinctive to your event -- featuring our Skunk Ape, Monroe for the full marathon, the mermaid for the half marathon and the Fountain of Youth for the 5K. We hope everyone will love our "Our Florida" style bling!
Race Shirts will be individual to each each.
Race Shirts will be Recover Brand made from 100% recycled materials.  They are not only eco-friendly but comfortable and great fitting too!  You also have a "no shirt" option to keep your race even more budget friendly.


Founder Pin and Status
All 2019 runners (on site and virtual) will receive a Founder's Lapel pin and secure Founder's "Status" for perks at future Central Florida Legends Races
Meet Monroe -- Our Friendly Skunk Ape!
Course Description 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, gatorade 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. 







Parking will be at the Start/Finish Area
Gemini Springs 37 Dirksen Dr, DeBary, FL 32713


In addition to regular race parking:
Trail-gater, Trail-gater Inner Circle entry and VIP Parking will be available for purchase during the registration process

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!

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!








Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Central Florida Legends Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Central Florida Legends Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Legendary Level Sponsor
Epic Level Sponsor
Folk Tale Level Sponsor
Fable Level Sponsor
Legends Believer Level Sponsor
Valued Sponsors
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


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 and Deltona are the next closest cities.  

Deland is a little further away but is a very nice small college town with a great walkable main street area.  

Sanford is also nearby and has hotel options in an area with a more commercial feel.  

We will update this page as we contact individual hotels with any special rates or race weekend offerings!

Holiday Inn Express Inn and Suites 330 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, FL 32763

 is offering runners an $85/night rate.  Use the link below to book,%20Orange%20City,%20FL,%20US&qCiMy=102019&qCiD=23&qCoMy=102019&qCoD=24&qAdlt=1&qChld=0&qRms=1&qRtP=6CBARC&qIta=99801505&qGrpCd=RUN&qSlH=ORCFL&qAkamaiCC=US&qSrt=sBR&

Course Maps

The Central Florida Legends Marathon, Half Marathon And 5K has course maps available.

View Course Maps
Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What is a skunk ape?

The skunk ape, also known as the Florida bigfoot, swamp ape and swampsquatch is a humanoid creature said to inhabit the swamps of the Southeastern US states. Reports from Florida are most common.
It is named for its large and hairy appearance. People report seeing it walking upright through marshes, cypress hammocks and swampy areas. The skunk ape is said to be able to move very quickly through dense swamp areas and accounts also claim that it is accompanied by an unpleasant odor.
Tracking down the Skunk Ape is serious business. There are field guides, photos and videos of alleged sightings an even a Skunk Ape Research Center where you can learn more about the legendary creatures.
Historically Native American tribes reported seeing the skunk ape even before European settlers arrived. They believed he was the protector of the woods and environment, and that he chases away those who would damage the forests.
Our Monroe is a fun loving and friendly guy. He is also very fast and kinda shy. Keep your eyes out for him as you run the trails of Central Florida!!

2.   Is this race on roads or trails?

Race courses are on pavement.  They are primarily on the paved multi-use Spring to Spring and East Central Regional trails but also cover a few roads and parks.  

3.  Is the course certified?

Yes, the full marathon course is USATF certified.  The certification code is FL19055TY

4. Are strollers permitted on course?

Yes, strollers are permitted.  Please start at the back of the pack, stay to the right and be courteous of your fellow runners/walkers.