Saturday, Jan 13, 2024

Long Haul 100

16000 State Rte 471

Lakeland, FL 100 Miler, 100 Furlongs

This Event Took Place Sat. Jan 13, 2024

Race Details

A premier 100-mile and 100-furlongs running event and Western States Qualifying Race. The Long Haul 100 is "Trail Sister Approved" and is great for first-timers and veterans alike! Come run our race and see beautiful, wild Florida!

The Long Haul 100 is held in Colt Creek State Park in Lakeland, FL. This park is home to many species of plants and animals - including bald eagles, white-tailed deer, American alligators, otters, gopher tortoise, and the fox squirrel.

ALL 100 Mile finishers will receive a belt buckle and those who finish in under 30 hours will also earn a ticket into the WSER lottery.

Gates Open: 5:00 am
Pre-race Meeting: 6:45 am
Race start: 7:00 am

Other Details:
The course is 6 x 16.7 mile loops. There are 3 fully staffed Aid Stations and access to your drop bags every loop. Course cut-off is 32 hours (To qualify for WSER - 30-hour cut-off).
100 furlongs = 12.5 miles. The course will be an abbreviated loop from the 100-mile race.

Colt Creek State Park is about 1 hr 5 min from the Tampa Airport and 1 hr 25 min from the Orlando Airport.

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick-Up for the 100 miler is Friday, Jan 17, 2025, from 2 pm-7 pm at the pavilion near Mac Lake in Colt Creek State Park. There will be an optional pre-race meeting at 5:00 pm on Friday, followed by a pizza & pasta dinner. Please make every effort to be at packet pickup and the pre-race meeting on Friday. There is very important information presented and parking passes are issued.

100 Furlongs participants - You may pick up your packet on Saturday from 9:15 am - 10:00 am in the pavilion near Mac Lake.

Pacer Information

Runners may have a pacer join them after loop 3. Anyone 60 years old or older may have a pacer at any time. All pacers must sign a waiver. Click on the pacer waiver link below to register.



Runner Parking:
Parking for runners is scattered throughout four areas in the park. RVs are only permitted in the RV campground. If you do not secure a reservation in the RV campground, please DO NOT plan to bring one to the race.

Day Use Area: Mile .5 on the course. Car access and canopies are allowed. Cars should pull in “nose first” along the tree line and may set up canopies behind the vehicle. Larger “sleep vans” or Sprinter-type vehicles can park here. No open flames permitted.

Group Camping: Miles 4 & 9 on the course. Tents/Canopies only (No access to a car). Park in the group camp parking area to unload and set up your site. You may set up tents and/or canopies anywhere in the campground. The course runs directly through it. Once you have unloaded your vehicle, you must move your car out of the campground and over to the designated parking area. You will be parking on the course, so once the race has started, you should not plan to move the car until you are finished. Campfires are permitted in the firepits provided.

Grassy Lot across from Mac Lake: Mile 16.4 on the course. Car access/No canopies. This area is a great option for uncrewed runners. The first row of cars will park “nose in” towards the tree line. The 2nd and 3rd rows will park “nose to nose”, and the 4th row will park “nose in” along the tree line. You may set up chairs and a table behind your car and can crew yourself directly out of your car. The course passes directly by this parking lot. No open flames are permitted.

Paved Path at the Start/Finish area. Canopies and crew areas may be set up along the paved path of the course at the Start/Finish line…after the pavilion. You may park in the paved parking lot to unload and set up your crew area. Once you have unloaded, you must move your car across the main road and park in the designated grass parking areas. The race course does NOT go by your car. No open flames are permitted in the parking area or along the path.

Local Hotels

Roadstar Hotel Zephyrhills - 12.7 miles
Quality Inn Zephyrhills - 12.7 miles
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Zephyrhills - 13.7 miles
Hampton Inn Dade City - Zephyrhills - 15.4 miles
Suburban Studios Lakeland North I-4 - 16.3 miles
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lakeland West - 16.9 miles
Comfort Inn & Suites Lakeland North I-4 - 16.9 miles
Travelodge by Wyndham Lakeland - 17.0 miles
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lakeland - 17.1 miles
Quality Inn Lakeland North - 17.3 miles
Extended Stay America Select Suites - Lakeland - 17.3 miles
WoodSpring Suites Lakeland - 17.3 miles
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Lakeland - 17.5 miles
Motel 6 Lakeland - 17.5 miles

Rollover Policy

The Long Haul 100 does not have a refund policy. Rollover credit will be accepted on a sliding scale based on how far out from race day you complete the process.

90 days out or more = 65% credit
30-89 days out = 50% credit
10-29 days out = 35% credit
0-9 days out = No credit

Rollovers may only be used one time; you may not defer a rollover credit.
If you receive a rollover credit, you will still need to register for the race the following year. The credit is NOT an automatic entry. When you register, your credit will be waiting for you at checkout.
No other means will be accepted or acknowledged.
Refunds are not permitted under any circumstances. Please do not ask us to break our policy.

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