Florida's WILD AND BEAUTIFUL trail run
Forgotten Florida 100 Mile
Flat isn't easy and it sure and heck isn't ugly! This race is meant to take you to places even locals have not been to. Explore 99% of the trails in Tosohatchee, Charles Bronson State Forest, Seminole Ranch, Little Big Econ State Forest and then some. This is old Florida... Forgotten Florida.
We are working on a point to point route for 2022 which would be unlike anything ever seen in Florida. Only repeating 5 miles or so with 90% trail. This will be a bucket list for people after the first year. Our buckle is amazing as well. Come run this beautiful and life changing experience!
Forgotten Florida at Tosohatchee and Seminole Ranch
IF YOU WANT WILD AND SCENIC THEN THIS IS YOUR RACE!
Just 30 minutes East of the Orlando Airport lies an expansive untouched wilderness. Between East Coast of Florida and the bustling city of Orlando lies a place more picturesque than a Tolkien novel. Tosohatchee and Seminole Ranch are what we speak of. The are home to this trail race. Until the 1970s, Tosohatchee was a private hunting preserve. It was donated to the State. The 1108 mile Florida National Scenic Trail goes right through the heart of this WILD area.
There are lots of infrequently used trails here. The trails meanders through massive groves of mossy palm trunks where the sun permeates the canopy in a polyrhythmic fashion. You will never see the same view twice and running feels effortless here.
We clear off the trails before the race but its soft footing and your feet will definitely be wet with a .1 or so of a mile along the Florida Trail which is foot to knee deep water. Don't worry it's safe! In February you will likely be cold at the start and warm during the day. This time of the year migratory birds flood to Tosohatchee and the region. The bigger wildlife like gators and snakes etc remain somewhat dormant as its too cold for them to be about much other than laying the the sun way away from the trail. The trails we used aren't buffed out trails. They can be muddy, Rooty and slick. It makes it that much more fun.
A lot of this race you will be running through palm trees which seem to be something out of a dream.
While the 25k course is 90% or so trail and does a singular loop within Tosohatchee WMA
The 45 mile course does a 50k loop within Tosohatchee which is part dirt road where youre running with water to each side 15 ft below and can see wildlife. You will run to the St Johns River and get views there. Eventually you hit a shuttle across a divided highway (so you dont die via cars) to then do a lollipop into Seminole Ranch. The 4 miles along the Florida Trail within Seminole Ranch WMA are HANDS DOWN THE MOST SCENIC 4 miles along the Florida Trail. You repeat less than 2 miles of trail for 45 miles.
This is a wild a scenic race. It may not be for you. You will get wet. You might see gators from afar. You might get dirty.
IF you think flat isn't beautiful the race is designed to make you rethink that!
From the race Director Sean Blanton
"This year I set the Fastest Known Time for the 1108 mile Florida Trail. 50 miles a day for 22 days. This section of trail was my favorite. Actually after 9 years of race directing and over 100 races directed I can safely say this is the one I look forward most to. I ran through Seminole Ranch for the first time 4 years ago and its what started my passion for Florida Trail running. FLAT IS BEAUTIFUL! Im tired of hearing that only mountains are what people think are beautiful. You see in February its perfect running weather in Central Florida with hundreds of miles of trails to choose from. This is not multiple loops or out and backs like most all other races in the area. This is meant to be a singular loop taking you through a wide array of habitats. The 15 miler is a great way to get off the roads / buffed trails. Loose the GPS pace watch and look around you. This is one of the last beautiful untouched expanses around Orlando. I hope that this race shows folks whats in their own backyards they didn't know about and brings people from all over the country to enjoy. I want this event to get more trail runners into trail maintenance as well as hopefully inspire some people to thru hike the Florida Trail."
Swag / awards
If you are registered by 1/1/2022, runners will get a hat and finisher medal. We will do our best to purchase extra items but they won’t be guaranteed after 1/1/2022
100 milers get a tri blend shirt and hat and of course a sweet buckle IF you finish.
aid stations / cutoffs etc
We will have approximately 12 aid stations on the 100 miler, 8 aid stations on the 45 miler and 2 on the 15 Miler
As always with Run Bum Races we make everything epic!
Cut off times
100 miler -36 hours- 45 miler - 13 hours - you will be running in the dark so you will need a headlamp!
15 Miler - 5 hours
FWCC and Florida State Forests
This entire race takes place on land managed by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and The Florida State Forests. They are dedicated to protecting Florida public lands and managing sustainability with hunting and public use on the lands. In other words they rock!
Huge thanks to the Florida Trail Association and its volunteers for helping clear these trails and giving life to the dream of the Florida trail.
This race is dedicated to helping maintain the trails we use. We give money to the Florida Trail Association with all of our Florida Races. We will have scheduled work days as well as work with the Florida Trail association to maintain all the trails we use. We encourage to go to FloridaTrail.org and click volunteer. IF you live in Florida come to a work day. If you dont then go volunteer locally at your trails. We will be donating some of the proceeds to the Florida Trail Association.
Local time: 1:29 PM