No better way to kick off May!
The Pioneer Trail Ticks want to help you kick off May in style with a pair of great trail runs including a Trail Half on Saturday, May 8th and a 12k Trail Run on Sunday May 9th we're we'll pay a little homage to running mom's who hit the trail with us as mom's will receive a custom bib and a gift from one of our sponsors: Dreamette of Middleburg or the Royal Moose Coffee Company, the go-to coffee spot of the Pioneer Trail Ticks!
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 Ocho de Mayhem is no different there. Our distances will be around 13.1 miles and 12k-ish. The cut off time for the Half Marathon Distance will be 4.5 hours (just over 20 min/mile average) and the cut off for the 12k will be 3 hours (just over 22 mins/mile average) This will allow plenty of time to finish even if you have to hike the race.
Unfortunately, we're still living in the COVID era, so we need to be safe to protect our runners and our volunteer staff. Here's what we're asking:
1. Please wear a face covering at check in and keep appropriate physical distancing or wear a face covering while gathered with other runners before and after start. We'll have disposable masks available and a garbage can as well for disposal after the start.
2. At aid stations, runners will fill their own bottles, collapsible cups or bladders and volunteers will disinfect the cooler spigots.
3. Aid stations will offer hydration only (Water and Tailwind). Runners should carry any gels or other nutrition needed.
4. We're very tightly restricted on participant count in our permit. We'll have to ask that only runners be on-site on race day.
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.
This is a cupless race. All runners will need to bring their own bottles, hydration vest with bladder or collapsible cup to the event. Runners will fill their own containers at aid stations and volunteers will disinfect the spigots on the coolers between runners.
Aid Stations - Half Marathon
Aid Station 1 - Crossroads
Aid Station 2 - Ellis Ford Road
Aid Station - 12K
Aid Station/Turnaround - Mule Landing Campground
Awards and Swag
All runners will receive an Ocho de Mayhem Trucker Hat and a custom finishers medal/bottle opener. Mom's who run will receive a special race bib and a gift card to one of our awesome sponsors the Royal Moose Coffee Company or Dreamette Ice Cream in Middleburg
We're proud to work with the following event sponsors:
Local time: 7:58 AM
Tailwind Nutrition - Official Hydration/Electrolyte Sponsor
Dreamette Ice Cream
Royal Moose Coffee Company
If you're interested in Sponsoring the Ocho de Mayhem Trail Run, please contact Mike Martinez at (904) 729-1632