Saturday, Sep 23, 2023

Section 4 September Sufferfest

1335 Long Horn Rd.

Middleburg, FL 50K, 36K, 24K, 12K

Registration closes: Fri, Sep 22 @ 11:59PM ET

No defeat in the heat

Join us on Saturday, September 23rd in the Jennings State Forest on the Pioneer Trail in Middleburg,Florida for the Section 4 September Sufferfest presented by Runners 4 Recovery. We will be offering 4 distances; 12K, 24k, 36K & 50k with each one will be run on an approximately 7.5 mile loop of the beautiful and challenging SECTION 4 of the Pioneer Trail. There will be 2 well stocked aid stations and easy access to your vehicle for the 24k/36k and 50k runners. This is also a cupless race so you will need to bring your own handheld water bottle or hydration vest and our aid station volunteers will fill it up for you.

Proceeds will benefit Runners4Recovery and the Friends of Florida State Forest


If you've run a trail race before, you know that there's pretty much always an "ish" attached to the distance and that the "ish" will almost never be shorter than the stated distance. The Section 4 September Sufferfest is no different. Our distances will be 12k, 24k, 36k, and 50k. Time cut offs are 3 hrs for 12k/ 6 hrs for 24k/ 9 hrs for 36k/ 11 hrs for the 50k.

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Covid Precautions

Unfortunately, we're still living in the COVID era, so we need to be safe to protect our runners and our volunteer staff. At each aid station we will have volunteers available to ensure that all hydration igloos will be sanitized adequately.

Our Fundraising Partners

Proceeds of our Jennings Forest Trail Runs support a variety of causes including the Friends of Jennings Forest who build and maintain the trails we run on and Runners 4 Recovery - an organization dedicated to supporting addiction recovery services in the Jacksonville area.

Aid Stations

There will be an aid station at the start/finish area, second aid station will be at the ~2.5 mile mark and you then at the " 4 way " which is at the 5 mile and 6.5 mile mark. This is a cupless race. All runners will need to bring their own bottles, hydration vest with bladder or collapsible cup to the event. We will have several aid stations stocked with water and electrolytes that our awesome volunteers will distribute to you

Awards & Swag

All runners will receive a Section 4 Sufferfest custom medal and awards made by the fabulous Brie Los at Wicked Skins given to overall winners for each distance and other great swag yet to be determined.

Last year's medal pictured below


Runners 4 Recovery are proud to be sponsoring this race. .

Event's current local time: 6:49 AM ET


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