Come join us for the Inaugural Trail Running Festival at Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve on Saturday December 9th. Do you love trail running? Do you want to try it out for the first time? This race is for you. Running along well maintained trails this race will take you through some of the 2,500 acres of the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve with old growth forests, oak hammocks and along the river and salt marshes of Spruce Creek. Offering 3 different events there is something for every ability level. There will be the Badass Boar 48K Ultra Marathon, the Hungry Horsefly Half Marathon and the Torpid Tortoise 12K. All Events will start and end at the Creek Shore Trail access point of the park. The course is a 12K or 7.5 mile loop. Half marathon and 48K participants will complete multiple loops on the trail. Walkers are welcome for the 12K and Half. The cutoff for all distances is 2:00PM. That’s 7 hours for the 48K which means participants must be able to maintain a 14 minute per mile pace over the entire course. There will be a hard cutoff to start your last lap no later than 12:30AM.
All participants will receive a custom long sleeve race t-shirt and a distance specific finishers medal along with access to our post race party, food, and drinks.
Race Start Times
7:00AM - Badass Boar 48K Ultra
7:30AM - Hungry Horsefly Half Marathon
8:00AM - Torpid Tortoise 12K Mile Trail Run
2317 Creek Shore Trail
New Smyrna Beach, FL US 32168
Packet Pickup will be located in the pavilion Doris Leeper Park near the start / finish at 2317 Creek Shore Trail, New Smyrna Beach, 32168
Friday from 2pm to 6pm
Saturday starting at 6:00 AM.
Parking is available at the start / finish line area, 2317 Creek Shore Trail, New Smyrna Beach. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early to ensure you have time to walk to the start line and get organized before your run start line.
Post Race Party and Awards Ceremony
Join us for the post race party with our classic homemade vegan chili, drinks, snacks and desserts, plus rum runners for our 21 and up crowd.
Awards will be given for Overall Male and Female, Masters Male and Female and top 10 Male and Female for each distance.
There will be 2 aid stations out on the course. Each aid station will be stocked with a variety of snacks as well as with water and electrolyte drink. Runners must bring their own cup/reusable bottle or hydration system. Depending on which distance you are running you will pass the aid stations multiple times. Participants are also welcome to set up their own aid station tent in the start finish line are to use each time they complete a loop. Arrive early to set up and claim a spot.
Aid Station #1 is located at the start / finish line and you will pass it as you complete each loop of your run.
Aid Station #2 is located at the Martin Dairy Road access point of the trail system. It is approximately 2.6 miles into the 7.5 mile loop. Once you leave that aid station you will have to be self sufficient for 5 miles until you get back to the start / finish area to complete your loop. Friends and family can also drive to this aid station to cheer you on and provide support.
Drop bags may be left at the start / finish line for all runners. We will have volunteers on hand to help you mark your bag and leave it in our drop bag area. You will have access to your drop bag at the completion of each loop.