2016 X-Country Marathon,
30K, 1/2 Marathon & 5K
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.
will be aid stations along the course with water, gatorade, bananas
and other marathoning needs.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Time: Marathon - 7:30 am; 30K - 7:30 am; 1/2 M - 8:00 am;
5K - 8:30 am
River State Park 14326 South County Road 39, Lithia, Florida
33547, Phone: 813-672-5320
T-Shirts: 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
Awards: 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
Volunteers: We need lot's of volunteers for this race.
early and you can bring a partner and race for free.
We have a volunteer/run free program at TampaRaces.com. 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
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.