CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Aug. 22, 2013
RUNNERS TO EXPERIENCE REAL FLORIDA DURING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RUN SERIES
~Runners can experience eight races in eight weeks in eight Southwest Florida state parks~
FLORIDA - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida
Park Service is pleased to host the Real Florida Run Series in eight Southwest
Florida state parks. The Real Florida Run Series provides residents and
visitors an opportunity to exercise and enjoy Florida's natural beauty.
The series is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection's South District Office in conjunction with Southwest Florida
Naturally, Fit 2 Run, Chico's FAS and Endurance Sports Timing this October and
Each race event features a themed 5K and 10K chipped race, open
both runners and walkers. Each park offers fantastic views and gorgeous
trails for all levels of experience. The Real Florida Run Series is open to all
ages with medals to be presented to the first three male and the first three
female finishers at the end of each race and in each age category. Adventurers
who run five or more of the total of eight races will receive a special award.
Participants are invited to enjoy the park before and after each
race. Post race celebrations will include raffles, exclusive park tours, and an
experience unique to each different park. Spectators are welcome to enjoy
the excitement of the races and the park activities.
Oct. 6 at 9 a.m.
The Bobcat Run
20007 State Road 64
Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.
Sunset Celebration Run
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach
Oct. 19 at 5 p.m.
The Haunting of Fort Chokonikla Halloween Run for Your
888 Lake Branch Road
Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.
Halloween Costume Run
3800 Corkscrew Road
Nov. 2 at 6 p.m.
The Fall for Fakahatchee Run
137 Coastline Drive
Nov. 10 at 9 a.m.
The Charlotte Harbor Mud Run
12301 Burnt Store Road
Nov. 16 at 9 a.m.
Going Native Run
215 Lightfoot Road
Nov. 24 at 9 a.m.
Nature Bound Run
1843 S. Tamiami Trail
Register at http://endurancesportstiming.com/realfloridarunseries. Pre-Registration fees are $20 for 5K
races and $30 for 10K races. Participants who are 65 years or older, who
are active duty military or veterans, or emergency responders should enter the
promo code "discount" for a 20 percent discount. Family
discounts are available for families of 4 or more with children under the age
Please see registration website for more details. Please check
back regularly for updates to race activities and additional discounts. For questions regarding the run series please contact Arielle Poulos at
239.344.5686 or Arielle.Poulos@dep.state.fl.us.