Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 @ 6:30 AM

Deer Dodge 50

Bear Lake Road

Milton, FL 50 Miler, 50K

Registration closes: Sun, Nov 5 @ 11:59PM

For More Information:

The most up-to-date information is available on our website Deer Dodge 50.


The Deer Dodge 50 takes place on several "Florida Trail" hiking trails: the Juniper Creek Trail, the Jackson Red Ground Trail, and the Hutton Trail with a connector trail to Bear Lake. These scenic trails take you along the gently rolling hills of the Blackwater River State Forest in Northwest Florida. Mostly surrounded in longleaf pines and wiregrass, the Jackson Red Ground Trail is a historic route used by General Andrew Jackson and his 1,200 troops in 1818 as they marched towards Pensacola and was one of the earliest trade routes of Native Americans and settlers in Florida. While on the Juniper Creek Trail, you remain within sight of the Blackwater River and creek for quite a distance with spectacular views from the bluffs at Red Rocks. Keep your eyes open because you'll surely run into some cool wildlife along the way.

This is an out and back course with low elevation change. Runners will traverse mostly single track trails with roots and covered creek crossings rating it a low to medium on the technical scale.

Want to run further? Try out our Cottonmouth 100 one month earlier in November.


Blackwater River State Forest
Bear Lake Recreation Area
Bear Lake Road
Munson, FL 32570
Coordinates: 30°51'39.6"N 86°50'04.3"W

Race Capacity:

The race capacity is a total of 150 runners.
Be sure to register early before the race sells out.

Race Fees:

50 Mile
$90 until September 24, 2017
$110 September 25 - November 5, 2017

$65 until September 24, 2017
$85 September 25 - November 5, 2017
Registration closes November 5, 2017.

Packet Pick Up/Drop Bag Drop Off:

Friday, December 8 from 3:00pm - 7:00pm CST at Bear Lake Recreation Area Pavilion.
Drop Bags will only be accepted here during these times.

Saturday, December 9 from 5:00am - 6:00am CST at Bear Lake Recreation Area Pavilion.
Drop Bags will only be accepted here during these times.

Start Time and Time Limit:

Start time is Saturday, December 9 at 6:30 AM CST. Cut-off time to complete the 50 Miler is 14 hours. Cut-off time to complete the 50K is 9 hours. Aid station cut-off times/closings will be provided to match this and will be strictly enforced. This ensures aid station availability and the safety/accountability of all runners.

Aid Stations:

There will be multiple aid stations along the course ranging from 3-8 miles apart. Each aid station will be supplied with water, electrolyte drinks, snacks, basic first aid, and enthusiastic volunteers. All runners MUST carry some form of hydration! It can be a simple 12 ounce bottle of water or a 100 ounce backpack, but it is MANDATORY that all runners carry hydration.

Swag and Awards:

All runners who register by November 5, 2017 will receive some great custom SWAG. All finishers finishing within the cut-off time will receive a very unique finisher's medal. Awards will also be given for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall male and female finishers for each race.

Post Race:

Hang out and bask in your glory while enjoying some great food and drinks after you finish. Don't forget to cheer on the other racers as they come through the finish line!

Refund Policy:

We understand that plans change or things happen, but no refunds, transfers, deferrals, or rollovers of any kind are permitted for this race. The same policy applies if for any reason out of race management's control (i.e., natural disaster, park closure, etc.) the race has to be canceled.

Local time: 2:28 PM


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