The Tick is a point to point 50 mile single track trail race with 7.41 bonus miles (*) thrown in for good measure that follows the Florida National Scenic Trail from Alexander Springs State Park to the far end of the Rodman Reservoir Dam. * (bonus miles are not optional)
Local time: 4:09 AM
There isn’t sufficient water supplies along the route to run this event unaided but there are ample places to meet your (highly recommended) crews along the way. The longest distance between stops is around 10.5 miles
Although a crew is recommended, I am dropping the mandatory crew for 2020 and will make water drops only, at the crew points. Runners will have to carry their own nutrition as well as provided their own transpiration back to their cars.I will require a means of communication for all runners and or crew
This wilderness race will take you into the heart of the Ocala National Forest passing along many diverse ecosystems, running past lakes, prairies and marshes as well as through tall growth pine and hardwood forests. It’s not uncommon to see Deer, Bobcats, Bears, Hawks, Eagles, Scrub Jays and other animals along the route (other animals include squirrels turtles rabbits and mice just to name a few)(oh saw a few snakes too).