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The 5th Annual Bulow Woods Trail Race and Ultra Marathon will take place on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 in Ormond Beach, Florida. Do you love trail running? Do you love the Tomoka Loop? Experience the best of both worlds! This race will take you into the old growth forests, oak hammocks and along the salt marshes of the Tomoka Basin State Parks and allow you to experience "the Real Florida" as it looked when the Seminole Indians lived there. There will be 3 different events, offering something for every ability level. There will be a 50K Ultra Marathon, a 1/2 Marathon and a 4+ Mile Run / Walk event. All events are on the Bulow Woods Trail which is a mixture of single and double track trails and old plantation roads which follow Bulow Creek through one of the best remaining stands of live oak along Florida's east coast. All Events will start and end at the foot of the incredible 400 year old Fairchild Oak. The 1/2 marathon and 50K will follow the trail (along a more technical section through lobloly pine and magnolias) all the way to the northern trailhead at Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park where the ruins of the sugar mill and springhouse from the 1800's remain today
A portion of the race proceeds will go to theFriends of Tomoka Basin State Parks to help maintain the trails and promote the Bulow Woods heritage.
Run? I thought they said Rum! Well, you are right, we did say Rum. Finishers of all events will receive a custom race t-shirt as well as a commemorative glass -- which we will gladly fill with a tasty beverage, our own special mix of "Rum Runner", at our post race party! In addition all finishers will receive custom finisher's medals. The post race party and awards ceremonies will offer complimentary food, drinks and music for all to enjoy. Camping is available at Tomoka State Park by joining other race participants in the Group Camping Area, or by reserving your private spot through reserveamerica.com.
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Packet Pickup will be hosted at the Recreation Center of Tomoka State Park, 2099 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 on Friday, December 7th from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm and at the start / finish line of Fairchild Oak, 3351 Old Dixie Highway, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174, on Race Day starting at 6:00 AM. If you are registering race day or picking up your packet you will need to leave a drop bag at the finish line as you will not have access to your vehilce until after the event. You can use the provided race bag for your drop bag.
Parking for this event will be at Tomoka State Park, 2099 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Runners will be shuttled from the parking area to the start line of the event and back again upon completion of their race. The shuttles will start running at 5:45 AM and continue until the last runners finish the event. Please plan to arrive at least 45 minutes early to ensure you have time to get on the shuttle to the start line. The shuttle will make continuous trips approximately every 15-20 minutes. Please allow plenty of time to arrive for your event.
If you wish to drop your runner off, you can drop them off at the entrance to the Bulow Creek and Fairchild Oak Park, 3351 Old Dixie Highway, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174. This is only for runner drop off and pick up. There will be no parking available at this location.
The post race party and awards ceremony will be held at the start / finish line area. There you will receive your custom commemorative glass and free drinks and food. Join us for the post race party, celebrate with your fellow runners and cheer on the other runners as they finish their race.
Awards will be given for Overall Male and Female, Masters Male and Female and top 10 Male and Female for each distance.
4.25 Mile Trail Run Awards Ceremony will be held at approximately 9:00 AM
1/2 Marathon Awards Ceremony will be held at 11:00 AM
50K Awards Ceremony will be held at 1:00 PM
The post race party will continue until we run out of food and drinks, or everyone leaves. We may continue the party at the Group Camping Area afterwards. Times for the awards ceremonies are approximate and dependant on the number of finishers for each event.
The 50K course will consist of two laps on the out and back course. Each lap is just over 15 miles. There will be 3 aid stations along the route that you will pass multiple times. Each aid station will have a wide variety of snacks and food as well as water and Gatorade electrolyte drink. Each aid station will also have at least 1 porto john.
The Half Marathon course will consist of one lap on the out and back course. The course is approximately 13.6 miles, so you get about a half mile bonus. There will be 3 aid stations along the route that you will pass multiple times. Each aid station will have a wide variety of snacks and food as well as water and Gatorade electrolyte drink. Each aid station will also have at least 1 porto john.
The 4.25 mile trail run course will consist of one lap on the out and back course around the red loop of the Bulow Creek Trail. This lap is approximately 4.25 miles long. There will be 1 aid stations along the route that you will pass twice. The aid station will have a wide variety of snacks and food as well as water and Gatorade electrolyte drink, and 1 porto john.
50K and Half Marathon Runners may have 1 drop bag. These will be placed at the Turn Around point which is at approximately mile 7 of the out and back course. 50K runners will pass this point twice, and Half runners will pass it once. All participants may also leave a bag at the start / finish line. Bags must be delivered to the drop bag tent at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your event. If you put a bag at the turn around point, you will be responsible for telling the aid station staff when you are done with your bag and ready for it to be returned to the start / finish line. We will do our best to return bags in a timely manner, but please be patient with our staff. No drop bag returns are guaranteed until the end of the event.
There will be 3 aid stations out on the course. Each aid station will be well stocked with a wide variety of snacks as well as with water and Gatorade electrolyte drink. Depending on which distance you are running you will pass the aid stations multiple times. Aid stations are located every 1.1 - 3 miles apart.
Aid Station #1 is located at approximately miles 1.5, 2.6, 11.7, 13.1 and 28.2
Aid Station #2 is located at approximately miles 4.2, 10.5, 19.3 and 25.6
Aid Station #3 is located at approximately miles 7.3 and 22.4
This YouTube video shows a preview of the Bulow Woods Trail.
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