Come run under the moon along the beautiful Withlacoochee River. The race is held in the Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City. This park is a Pasco County wilderness park consisting of 406 acres with hiking trails, an observation tower, a playground area, the Withlacoochee River, and boardwalks. This night trail race is on hiking trails, and is a combination of single and double tracks. The half marathon and 10k course will take you by the Withlacoochee River and into a small section of the Green Swamp, while the 5k course stays within the park boundaries. Headlamps or handheld flashlights are required and a hydration container (water bottle) is suggested.
Saturday, April 15 beginning at 6:00 pm until the race begins in the recreation field.
All participants must park in the group camping parking area and follow the event signs (approximately .25 miles) to the recreation field. Since the park closes at sundown, the gates will be locked around 8:30 pm, therefore, parking in group camping ensures you can leave after the race!
Aid Stations: Will be roughly 3 miles apart and will have water, Tailwind, Coca-Cola, salty foods, and various snacks.
The course is open until 11:00pm
Every runner who completes any distance will receive a finishers award. The top three males and females from each distance will also receive a specially handcrafted award. Once you get your award, grab a camp chair and hang out at the post-race picnic and cheer on the other runners!
Group Tent Camping is available for Saturday night. Spaces are first-come, first-serve and they're free! The campsite is primitive camping, but there are restrooms a short walk from the campground. Please note: pets are not allowed in the group camping area.
Local time: 8:10 PM
RV Camping is also available in the open recreational field. These spots are only available for "day of" registration. Sites have water and 30amp hook up. You may reserve your spot on the day of the race (Saturday, April 15) at the park office. $25 per site - checks or cash only.