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Gator Wilderness 5k

$35 8:20AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Kids under 14 are $15.00 - 5k only

Gator Wilderness 10k

$35 8:10AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration ends April 22, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Gator Wilderness 15k

$35 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration ends April 22, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Kids Dash is Free

Kids Fun Dash

$0 11:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Kids are free but still need to register
See You next year April 24, 2021

New Date: 4/24/2021

At Gator Wilderness School, the welfare of our community is our top priority.  Out of an abundance of caution with the current COVID-19 situation, we have decided to cancel our  5k 10k 15k (originally scheduled for April 25th) Keep in mind that the decision to cancel this event is not an easy call for us as a school and we are listening to government officials to make sure the safety of the running community, the general public and our kids are put first. 

While we know many of you were excited to run, we promise that on race day next year when everything can be put in place for a great event!  For those of you who have participated in our race in the past, you know the Gator School is committed to having the best event for the community.

All registered runners will be deferred to NEXT YEAR 4/24/2021 ASAP.
Unfortunately, NO refund will be issued.
Thank You for understanding the School policy during this unprecedented time.


Run through the diverse woods and shaded hammocks of Gator Wilderness Camp School grounds, situated on 250 pristine acres. Come to enjoy the beautiful scenery while testing your skill and stamina in a 5k,10k or 15k race. All race entry proceeds will benefit Gator Wilderness Camp School.
Gator  Wilderness Camp School is a 501(c)(3) residential school for struggling adolescent males between the ages of 10-15 years old from Southwest Florida.  

Shirts are guaranteed for all registrations received by April 4, 2021. 

 Awards: Awards for the 5K/10k/15k will be given to the Overall finishers in the following categories for both male and female: Overall Male / Female. Age group awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in the following age groups for both male and female: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, and in 10-year increments up to 70 and above

Join us for a 5k, 10k or 15k race with plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Post-race we will be hosting a kids fun dash for ages 2-12.  
Special pricing for Cross Country runners age 15-18 of $20 per student good until April 20th.
Kids Price 14 n under $15.00 for the 5k only.
We do not encourage 14 n under to run longer than the 5k if you feel your child can run the 10k or 15k please email us. 
Race Day Activities:  Horse & Wagon Rides, Fresh Apple Cider making, Organized Kids activities, Music

Hot breakfast, fresh fruit, and delicious baked goods will be provided by Gator Wilderness Camp School and Detwiler's Farm Market to all registered participants.  Breakfast to include biscuits & gravy, breakfast casserole, shrimp & grits, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, molasses cookies, fresh coffee, chocolate milk, and fresh-pressed cider.  Food bands will be available for purchase for non-participants for a nominal fee.  

Race Day Registration and packet pick-up from 6:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. entry fee $40 (cash or check only) per person including children. The race starts promptly at 8 a.m. 

No pets allowed.   Due to the nature of the race, no running strollers will be allowed in the trial run.

Come to enjoy the day with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy!

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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 Gator Wilderness Camp Trail Run 5k, 10k & 15k.

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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Gator Wilderness Camp School
44930 Farabee Road
Punta Gorda, FL US 33982


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