Date: Sunday February 16, 2014
Start Times: 8:00 am - 10 Mile and 8:15 am - 5K
Location: Flatwoods Park - Tampa, FL
The Flatwoods Ramble has a great course of mostly single track with some double track. The single track is great running - fairly smooth and scenic. This is an entirely new course from the Flatwoods Four and it doesn't use any of the trails used for the Flatwoods Four.
FUNDRAISER FOR THE PARK
A donation of $5 for each racer will be made on behalf of the race to the park. As you probably have heard, the parks have been hit hard by the budget cuts and this race will help the park fight back by trying to keep a full staff of rangers to care for this wonderful park. Runners, mountain bikers, skaters, road bicyclists, hikers, walkers, canoeist, fisherman.. all use this park. The $2.00 park entrance fee has helped, but it isn't enough to fight off staffing cuts and this diamond of a park that gets a lot of activity needs constant supervision and maintenance.
Both the 10M and 5K courses start with a wide section that gives plenty of distance (2/3 of a mile) to thin out any crowd before going onto the single track. From there, the course is mainly single track with some double track thrown in - all of it is great running. This will be a fast course as it is not a technical course. The Flatwoods Ramble is replacing the Flatwoods Four and the new Flatwoods Ramble uses entirely new trails in a different section of the park than the Flatwood Four. We hated to see the Flatwoods Four end, but we are thrilled to be bringing you this greatly improved race.
Great Trail Running Course
Wonderful Full-Color T-Shirts
Music - DJ with fun tunes
Post Race Catered Feast
There will be 4 water stops for the 10 Mile race and 2 water stops for the 5K. The water stops will have water (no sports drink).
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