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Top Finisher Awards
Full-Color Long-Sleeved T-Shirt Artwork

2016 Ceramic Medal



2016 X-Country Marathon, 30K, 1/2 Marathon & 5K

The X-Country Races will be a fantastic experience that you will not want to miss. With rolling hills with sweeping views, you will feel like you are running in Kentucky.

There will be aid stations along the course with water, gatorade, bananas and other marathoning needs.

Date: Sunday, November 20, 2016
Time: Marathon - 7:30 am; 30K - 7:30 am; 1/2 M - 8:00 am; 5K - 8:30 am
Location: Alafia River State Park 14326 South County Road 39, Lithia, Florida 33547, Phone: 813-672-5320

Long-sleeved TECH T-shirts and race packs are only guaranteed for pre-registered runners.
Pick up T-shirts and race packets on race day.

Course Map: Click here to see the X-Country Marathon Course Map & Water Stop Chart
(pdf) - The Half-Marathon and the Marathon are run on the same course. The Marathon swings past the registration/start area and does another loop. Map as a jpg - Water Stop Chart as a jpg

Top 20 Male and Top 20 Female in 5K will receive a medal and
ALL finishers in the 1/2 Marathon, 30K, and Marathon will receive a Ceramic medal!

Post-Race Party:
Lot's of food, music and fun. Come race with us!

We need lot's of volunteers for this race. Contact early and you can bring a partner and race for free.
We have a volunteer/run free program at You can save a free race comp for yourself at one of our other comparable races, or a friend can run this race for free. We put the volunteer to work at one of the water stops out on the course. It's actually quite a bit of fun and the runners really appreciate it. This is a double-loop marathon course, and the volunteer will see everyone 2-4 times at the water stops.

Once you commit, we really count on the volunteer to staff the water stop. I need everyone there at the beginning of registration (6:30 a.m.) to help us get through that first. Please come up together (racer/volunteers) to the registration desk and ask for Ricky so I can get you through registration and get started. The park opens at 6:30 a.m. and there will be a line at the gate. The volunteer will be stationed with someone else and we shuttle them out to water stops as the race starts, and back near the end. We have essential supplies at the stops (water, t.p., sunscreen, etc.). It would be great if you had a cell phone and a chair is nice until the runners start coming.

Please note: The Marathon course (and 1/2 marathon) will only be monitored for 6 1/2 hours. Only attempt the full Marathon if you think you can complete the race in that time.