“Go Off Road for a Rum”
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.
The 50K Ultra Marathon will consist of two laps on the out-and-back course. There will be 3 aid stations along the course that are roughly 1-3 miles apart. Drop bags will be allowed at the turn around point and the start/finish line area. You will have access to these every 7-8 miles. This course will have an 8 hour cutoff at 3:00 PM to ensure that all runners, volunteers and equipment are off the course before dark. This is a trail race and not a certified course all distances are approximate.
The 1/2 Marathon will consist of one lap on the out-and-back course. There will be 3 aid stations along the course that are roughly 1-3 miles apart. This course will have a cutoff at 3:00 PM to ensure that all runners, volunteers and equipment are off the course before dark. This is a trail race and not a certified course all distances are approximate.
The 4+ Mile Run / Walk event is ideal for the new trail runner or a family member who wants to participate while waiting on the other distances. This event will consist of one lap on a loop course. There will be 1 aid stations along the course that you will pass twice.