Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

This ain't yo Momma's 50k & Trail Marathon

1335 Long Horn Rd

Middleburg, FL 50K, Trail Marathon , 12k, 5K

This Event Took Place Sun. Jan 29, 2023

Momma's 50k & Trail Marathon

The 2nd annual ( This ain't yo ) Momma's 50k & Trail Marathon has only 1 rule: Rule 62 = Don't take yourself so damn seriously!! Seriously though we at Runners 4 Recovery like to have fun and enjoy the beautiful scenery of this majestic trail here in NEFL. The Pioneer Trail IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL FLORIDA TRAIL, and the reason for that is each section has its own diverse style of terrain with Section 4 ( 2.7 miles ) having some of the most vertical and technical terrain you can find in Florida.

The Pioneer Trail is located in Jennings State Forest in Middleburg, Florida ( Jacksonville area ) and is a hidden gem that was created in 2019 and is well maintain and mostly single track that has a few waterfalls and walkover stream crossings. It is one of the most diverse trail systems you will find in Florida and has several beautiful vistas and traverses along the Black Creek Ravines.

The 50k course is an out and back that traverses all of the sections of this diverse trail and is the same course as the Marathon with added mileage with an out n back of the newly added Section 5. The Marathon is an out and back course that starts at the Dunns Farm Trailhead and starts out on the newest section the Cross Cut section which is 2.5 miles of flat and scenic single track trail, it then goes into Section 4 which is 2.7 miles and has some beautiful vistas overlooking Black Creek so be sure to take the opportunity to get some scenic pictures on this section. After Section 4 is the "4 way" junction where you join the pink blazes of the trail and it takes you through and over Mt. Reagan ( yes we have mountains in Florida ) and just after this section you will enter the "enchanted forest" section or section 1 which is the southern terminus and is a flat and scenic 2.5 mile portion until you reach Indian Ford at the turnaround.

There is a 11 hr time limit on the 50k and 10 hr time limit on the marathon.

50K & Full Marathon Map,,




There is a hard cut off for all runners at 4 pm at the 4 way on the return trip

12k and 5k course

The 12k will follow the first 6 miles of the Marathon Course and proceed on the pink Dunns Farm trail back to the 4 way and finish up the last .9 on the flat and beautiful palmetto forest section of the course.

The 5k course will be the same as last year, take the pink dunns farm trail to the shared pink/blue dunns farm loop back to the 4 way and finish on the dunns farm pink trail

12K Course Map



5K Course Map


Race Timing

This event will be professionally bib timed by Second Wind/PRS Race Timing under the excellent guidance of Paul McRae and Rob Gould

SPONSORS

We are grateful and proud to have Harrell and Harrell Law Firm as our shirt sponsor and Runners 4 Recovery as our race sponsors please give them your support if able.

Shirts Deadline

In order to be guaranteed a shirt we need you to be registered by Sunday January 8th , we will do our best to accommodate any registrants after this but cant guarantee a shirt.

Race Start Times

50k 715 am
Marathon 7:30am
12k 8:30am
5k 9:00 am Packet pickup will be day of race

Aid Stations

This will be a cup less race so everyone will need to bring their own hydration vest or handheld bottles for their hydration needs. We will have several aid stations along the course at or about every 2.5 or 3 miles that will have both water and electrolyte nutrition ( tailwind/skratch ) as well as the standard fare for ultra distance races. We will also have at least 1 porta pottie at the turnaround / drop bag site as well as the start / finish line. Aid Station locations are marked on each of the trail maps we have in each of the individual race course descriptions.

Awards

All participants will receive a race shirt ( sponsored by Harrell and Harrell Law Firm ) as well as finisher's medals and we will have some unique overall top finishers awards ( masters division also ) and the coveted SLOW A$$ award to honor the DFL/BOP crowd!! There will also be a special " Momma's " award given to a special individual. The Awards will be custom made by Brie Los and Wicked Skins Awards, go check out her site she does fabulous work!





Beneficiaries / Presenters

WE GIVE BACK ALL PROCEEDS ( we do not profit monetarily ) to local organizations with our primary beneficiaries being the Friends of Florida State Forest so they can continued to maintain this beautiful trail we get the opportunity to play on! We also give back to our primary presenter Runners 4 Recovery who is a local Non Profit Organization whose mission is to provide better access to recovery related resources to those afflicted with drug/alcohol related conditions.#becausewedorecover

In Honor/Memory Of

Mike Martinez the Race Director created this event to honor his beloved Momma Anna Lee whom passed away at the young age of 56 from primarily heart and lung disease. She was one of the most caring and loving individual he has ever known and always put others needs ahead of hers! He is also a bonafide " Momma's Boy" so it is fitting that he would have a race to carry on her legacy!

Local time: 9:32 PM

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