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Race #2 in the Space Coast Trail Race Series held on Jan 19th. The Florida Panther will be the “mascot” of the race. This is a run/walk event.
Malabar Scrub Sanctuary
1501 Malabar Road Malabar, FL 32950
Town of Malabar: The variety of habitats found on the 395-acre Malabar Scrub Sanctuary make it an ideal place for visitors to learn how wetland and upland communities interact.
The sanctuary’s protected habitats include xeric (dry) hammock, scrub, scrubby flatwoods, pine flatwoods, sand pine scrub, ponds, sloughs, and depression marshes. Trails weave through many of these natural communities, including several areas recently treated with prescribed fires- Fire is a natural factor in many of Florida’s ecosystems, and hikers will be amazed at the lush, green regrowth in areas that were burned only a short time ago.
The sanctuary is a refuge for the Florida scrub-jay, gopher tortoise, and Eastern indigo snake. Amenities: ADA Access Parking, Restrooms, Pavilion, Playground
Choose the 6k or 12k distance you would like to complete.
Every participant that completes a course will get great finisher swag and a t-shirt for each race completed. If you complete the series, you will get an additional series completion award at the “End of Series Party” and qualify for the SPACE COAST TRAIL RACE SERIES OVERALL awards!
AT EACH RACE:
Besides the finisher swag….
There will be awards for the TOP 10 places for each race, each distance, male and female.
Top 10 males for the 6k
Top 10 females for the 6k
Top 10 males for the 12k
Top 10 females for the 12k
January 18th - Early Packet Pickup and Registration at the Running Zone, 3696 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 19th - Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration at Malabar Scrub Sanctuary
6:00 AM - Packet Pickup and Registration Opens
6:45 AM - Packet Pickup and Registration Closes
7:00 AM - 6K and 12K Start
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
RUNNING YOUR FIRST TRAIL RACE?
If you’ve never run a trail race before here are some helpful things to consider.
Be Careful and Watch Your Step
The trail includes some technical areas that have roots and uneven ground. If you are not accustomed to running this type of terrain you may want to walk these sections for your safety. The are also some areas where you may need to duck down to avoid hitting your head.
Stay Hydrated but Not Overhydrated
Remember to drink fluids with electrolytes. Do not consume too much water without taking in enough sodium.or you could suffer from hyponatremia (low sodium in your blood). Every runner sweats differently, Your body reacts to heat and humidity differently, and reacts to the stress of a race or training differently.
Leave No Trace
There’s a saying “Leave No Trace” that trail runner’s adhere to, which is to leave the trail like you’ve never ran on it. So please throw away any trash in the designated trash bags along the course and carry any empty wrappers in your pockets or running packs. Please stay on designated trails to minimize your impact.
Yield to Faster Runners
Some people at the race will be running competitively. When you hear a runner come up behind you during the race please try to step aside to let them pass. Even if you are in a narrow section of the trail try to find an area where you can step aside to let runners pass.
If you are a faster runner please be conscientious about your fellow runners, give them time to get out of the way. One way to do this is to politely say “How it going?” or just a “Hi” As a last resort you can say: On your left.” so you can pass to the left of the person. For many runners this will be their first trail race so let’s encourage each other to finish the race and have a good time.
If you would like to use headphones please be cognizant of your surroundings and other runners especially if they are trying to pass you. If you must use headphones consider bone conduction headphone so you are not blocking out the outside sounds.
For 12ker’s…. Running a Loop Based Race for the First Time?
The benefits of a loop based race include: