Tired of pounding the pavement on the same ole’ 5K race course? Go-pher a fun and a different seven- kilometers that will take runners and walkers along well maintained dirt and board walk trails through native Florida habitats.
Enjoy the gorgeous views in one of Tampa Bay’s hidden gems, Weedon Island Preserve. Participants may see egrets, herons and spoonbills that populate the preserve as well as relic Indian mounds and dune ridges left by the preserve’s earliest inhabitants. A slow-moving gopher tortoise may even be spotted along the way!
This unique, professionally timed race begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Registered runners/walkers will receive a race T-shirt, professional race timing and race results and a one-year membership to the Friends of Weedon Island, Inc. Awards will be given to each age group, three-deep. Refreshments will be served. Aid stations will be placed along the way.