River, Roots & Ruts
Caloosahatchee Regional Park
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Half Marathon and Relay 8:00 am
5K Fun Run 8:15 am
Trial Trail Run - If you want to check out the course, join us for our traditional "Trial Trail Run" on Saturday, December 21st. We’ll leave from the Campground Parking Lot at the Caloosahatchee Regional Park at 8:00 am. This is a casual run, not an organized race, and you can run it at whatever pace you chose. We typically run most of the course, and you'll have the opportunity to run less, or more, as you choose. It's a good way to familiarize yourself with the trails and enjoy a nice run in the park. I would suggest that you bring water if you're running long. There is $1/hr parking fee...we pick up the parking tab on race day, but not for this one.
Registrations: As of December 16th there are less than 80 slots left for the Half. Registrations are coming in well ahead of last year, enough said. The half marathon and relay will be limited to 350 runners. Don't wait until the last minute or you might find yourself reading about the results instead of being listed in them. There is no limit on the Fun Run.
The remaining slots will be posted regularly on the RRR home page until we reach capacity.
New This Year! Relay Runners: Each relay team is assigned one number attached to a race belt to be worn on the athlete's waist only. You will need to pick up your race number and belt the morning of the race. The team member running the first leg of the Relay must wear the race number and belt from the starting line to the Relay Transfer Point (6.5 ± miles). You will then transfer the race number and belt to the team member running the second leg, who will race to the finish. At the end of the race please turn in your race number and belt to the finish line volunteer. Please return our race belt and avoid the $25.00 lost belt fee. (Individual Half Marathoners do not have to pick up a chip, it will be on your bib.)
Check out the December Trail Mail
1. Provide a quality event for all involved: runners, volunteers, staff and sponsors.
2. Promote trail running and the sustainable use of the Caloosahatchee Regional Park
3. Donate proceeds to the not-for-profit organizations that help with the event
4. Fund local environmental/educational programs with an annual mini-grant (grantlet)
Green is in!
Start of the 2013 RRR
(Read about our efforts to minimize the environmental impacts of the event.)
|Life imitating art? A startled baby hog on the trail as the lead 5k runner rounds the bend in the 2008 RRR!
The River, Roots & Ruts is a great opportunity to experience Florida trail running
at its finest. It is suited for experienced trail runners and
not a course for a PR, it will go down in your log book
as a special
run. The main event is a 13.1 mile half marathon utilizing
both sides of the park: the wide nature trails on the south
single lane mountain bike trails on the north side.
those in training for a race or just off one, or for those that
may want to experience a little less nature we have a 2 person
half marathon relay, over the same course. And for those that
feel that 3.2 miles is just the right amount of nature we offer
a 5K Fun Run along the wide nature trails on the south side of
you are looking for a flat, perfectly marked course with crowds,
plenty of hoopla, thousands of other runners and a big mouse,
you should consider running at Disney World. If however you
want to experience a beautiful and challenging
trail with only a few hundred fellow dirt enthusiasts, have
the chance to win an unique award and more door prizes
than you could shake a root at, sign up for the RRR. Don't take our word on it, see what other runners have said about previous RRR's.
The RRR is sanctioned by the Fort Myers Track Club. Proceeds from this event help support
the educational programs of Riverwatch (Caloosahatchee
River Citizens Association,) Audubon
of Southwest Florida, and CREW
Land and Water Trust, Friends of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves and trail maintenance by the Mudcutters
Bicycle Club and the Caloosa Saddle Club.
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