All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Florida Trail Association!
100% of the proceeds are donated DIRECTLY to the Florida Trail Association. Run Bum Races is putting this on to raise money and awareness for the Florida Trail Association. Please come run or volunteer. Also consider donating money / volunteer trail work hours to the FTA directly.
Point to point!
The 50k race has an 11 hour time limit
All races finish at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Florida. The 50k is a point to point race, and will start in Suwannee Springs, FL and run back to the park.
The 50k will have zero or close to zero repetition. It will be roughly 22 miles of the Florida Trail along the beautiful rolling hills of the Suwannee River. This will be a hilly run for flat landers that's for sure. The first 8 or so miles will run through WMA dirt roads / trails along the river, and is relatively flat. You will witness a gorgeous sunrise before crossing the Suwannee River on the old abandoned US 129 bridge. The entire trail is lined with massive oaks and views of the Suwannee River.
"Out of all 1,108 miles of the Florida Trail, the 60 some odd miles along the Suwannee River have to be the most scenic. This race is set to be when the cypress trees along the river in North Central Florida have their needles turning colors. Fall in North Florida is simply majestic. From the fall colors to magnolias mixed with some of the fattest oak trees you'll ever see, the Suwannee is filled with a lifetime of beauty. " - Sean Blanton - Race Director / Course designer / Florida Trail Fastest Known Time record holder
The 50k route will have 3-4 aid stations along it that will be well stocked in typical Run Bum Race fashion.
You have the option of a pre race shuttle. This is extra. It is approximately a 30 minute drive from the finish to the start.
12 mile / 5 mile route
BOTH OF THESE RACES ARE HIKER FRIENDLY! Come run hike or jog.
6 hour cutoff on the 12 miler
2.5 hour cutoff on the 5 miler.
These races both start and finish at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Fl. They will be a 1 loop or 2 loop route. The 2nd loop of the 12 miler will alter slightly but is basically the same loop twice plus some on the 2nd loop.
This loop is really really beautiful. It is not flat but you run through massive oak laden trails that then loop back onto the Florida Trail for 2-3 miles along the Suwannee River per loop.
One of the most beautiful runs you can do in Florida.
swag / awards etc
All runners will get a pint glass when they finish the race.
50k runners will get an award.
We will do top 3 overall male / female for all distances
All shirts, hoodies etc are an add on and must be purchased by October 15th.
We will do our best to get all runners free photos as well.
Where to stay
White Springs has several RV options. Stephen Foster has limited camp ground / cabin rentals.
20 minutes away you have Lake City, Florida which has a ton of places to stay. We recommend that if you get a hotel you go South of White Springs on I-75 at the US 90 exit in Lake City. There a Publix, Texas Road House and all the other things you would find and need to stay somewhere.
Airbnb is also your friend. Check out the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park and ask them about accommodations. That's next to the 50k start.
Florida Trail and Ultra Runners
Make sure you join our Facebook group “Florida Trail and Ultra Runners” to stay in the loop on the great local routes, group runs, and races in the area!
Local time: 8:38 AM