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Alafia River State Park - Lithia, FL

Alafia River State Park is unlike any other park in Florida. It has beautiful sweeping vistas of grass and rolling hills. You will feel as if you are in Kentucky when running along the grass and dirt paths.

Camping is available at the park - visit the Alafia River State Park website for more details.


From Tampa or Sarasota

  • Take I-75 (South from Tampa or north from Sarasota) to Exit 246 (old exit 47) (Apollo Beach / Rt. 672)
  • Turn right at bottom of off-ramp on to Big Bend Road (heading east)
  • 1.25 miles – turn right (south) onto U.S. 301 (7-11 at the corner)
  • 1.5 miles to Rt. 672 East (there is a left turn lane)
  • Follow 672 for 11.5 miles (Rt. 672 is primarily straight with a few bends in it)
  • 672 dead ends at first stop sign (this is Rt. 39)
  • Turn left (heading north on Rt. 39) for 1 mile until you reach Alafia River State Park entrance – make right into park and take the first left (by traveling 270 degrees around the traffic circle) and follow signs to race start.

    From Orlando
  • From I-4 take the Plant City exit for Rt.39 South (it is approx. 18 miles to the park)
  • Continue South crossing SR 60 and Lithia-Pinecrest Rd.
  • Park entrance for this race is approximately 4 miles south of Lithia-Pinecrest Rd.on the left (east side). The race starts north of the main park entrance.


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