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2018 Swamp Forest Trail Race

Gulf Winds Track Club

Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)

2018 Swamp Forest Trail Race

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Marathon
*Shirt size guaranteed during regular registration. Price goes up December 3rd and shirts will not be guaranteed.
Dec 3, 2017 $45.00 $0.00
Half Marathon
*Shirt size guaranteed during regular registration. Price goes up December 3rd and shirts will not be guaranteed.
Dec 3, 2017 $35.00 $0.00
Quarter Marathon
*Shirt size guaranteed during regular registration. Price goes up December 3rd and shirts will not be guaranteed.
Dec 3, 2017 $25.00 $0.00
Marathon (Late registration)
*Shirt not guaranteed.
Not Started $55.00 $0.00
Half Marathon (Late registration)
*Shirt not guaranteed.
Not Started $45.00 $0.00
Quarter Marathon (Late registration)
*Shirt not guaranteed.
Not Started $35.00 $0.00
Donation to Tallahassee Friends of Our Parks Foundation,Inc.   more info Ended

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Event Details

Join GWTC for the 2018 Swamp Forest Trail Race with your choice of marathon, half marathon, and quarter marathon options at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park. The 5th annnual race covers beautiful rolling terrain along both single-track and multi-use trails. Proceeds from the event benefit the Tallahassee Friends of Our Parks Foundation, Inc.

Registration: Opens Oct.13 and closes Dec. 31 (December 3rd is the last day for a guaranteed shirt)

Late registration: Dec. 3 through Dec. 31 (IF AVAILABLE). No shirt guaranteed during late registration.

Event Limit: This event is limited to 150 runners, so sign up early to guarantee your spot!

About the Course: The Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park Trail is comprised of three main loops: the Swamp Forest Loop, the Coon Bottom Loop, and the Oak Hammock Loop, along with several connecting trails.  The race combines these loops into one ~6.5 mile loop.  The "half marathon" runners will complete two loops of the course and "full marathon" runners will complete four loops. 

* The Swamp Forest Loop runs next to a seepage basin swamp and a profusion of ferns, passes ephemeral ponds, and a Beech-Magnolia forest.

* The Coon Bottom Loop runs beside a clear sand-bottom seepage stream in many places, and passes through Beech-Magnolia and Spruce Pine forests. The trail crosses a black-water stream that drains a seepage basin swamp. Along the north side of the loop, the trail passes through an upland forest.

* The Oak Hammock Loop runs near the shore of Lake Jackson. Deer can often be seen along the edges of open fields. The adjacent fields contain many fenced gopher tortoise holes.

* The Creek Forest Trail runs around the head of a seepage stream, curves around an ephemeral pond, then encounters a series of meander loops of the main stream. There are large patches of Giant Cane and Arundinaria gigantea along the trail.

* The Big Tree Cutoff passes a swamp that contains Pinckneya, Needle Palms and a stand of huge Tulip-Poplars.

Course cut-off: The cut-off time for this event is 3:00 PM. This will give runners 7 hours to complete the marathon. If you do not finish your third loop in 5 hours, you will be stopped and awarded the half marathon finish time of your second loop.

Packet Pick-up: Friday, January 5th 4:00 - 7:00 PM @ Midtown Capital City Runners (1817 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee) or Satruday morning at the race from 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM.  We encourage everyone to make any attempt possible to pick up your packet on Friday so we can start the race on time Saturday morning without any delays.

Additional Information: Jim and Kristin Halley GulfWindsTrails@gmail.com

Check our Facebook event page for updates.

Read about the 2017 event and view past years race results:

2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 Results

2014 Results

 

Have questions about 2018 Swamp Forest Trail Race? Contact Gulf Winds Track Club

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Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park
4000 N Meridian Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)


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