100 Mile Ultramarathon & 100 Furlongs (12.5 miles)
January 14-15, 2023
Cypress Creek Preserve, 8720 Pump Station Rd, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
(Use 23200 Nickle Lane in your GPS to ensure you enter through the correct gates)
100 Mile Ultramarathon
A premier 100 mile and 100-furlong (12.5 miles) running event and Western States Qualifying Race. Great for first-timers and veterans alike! Come run our race and see beautiful, wild Florida! The Long Haul course has a little of everything FL has to offer… double track, single track, sand, and wildlife! The 2020 & 2022 Winner, Harvey Lewis, stated “The course is flat but goes through beautiful tropical plants and early in the morning you can see many deer; in the evening you hear quite a lot of activity, perhaps an armadillo or maybe an elusive Florida panther. The course sneaks up on you because of the sand areas; a few root areas and the heat, but overall it’s one of the best 100-mile courses in America. It’s truly a gem!” ALL 100 Mile finishers will receive a belt buckle and those who finish in under 30 hours will also earn a ticket into the lottery.
Packet Pick Up
Packet Pick-Up for the 100 miler is Friday, Jan 13, 2023, from 2 pm-6 pm at the trailhead of the Cypress Creek Preserve. There will be an optional pre-race meeting at 4:00 pm on Friday.
100 Furlongs participants – You may pick up your packet on Saturday from 9:15 am – 10:00 am next to the timing tent, at the main hub. It is about a mile walk from the parking area.
All hotels are approximately 30 minutes from the start.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa North – Wesley Chapel
Hyatt Place Tampa / Wesley Chapel
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa-Wesley Chapel
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa-Wesley Chapel
You may also “primitive camp” (no power or water source) in the parking lot within the Preserve or in the “hub”. (where the crews are set up during the race.) The “hub” is 1 mile from the start.
10 x 10 Mile Loops
Starter “Loop” – Approx. 1 mile down Pump Station Road timing mat.
Begin 10 Mile Loop – (10 Loops total)
Spur 1 = Right turn onto trail one. Go out approx. 1.5 miles. Check-in with volunteers then turn around and head back.
Spur 2 = Right turn onto Pump Station Road .6 miles. Left onto trail two approx. 2 miles to A.S. #2. (You will be running alongside the pavement and then dip back to the left into the woods. Follow the trail until you reach AS2) Turn around and go back the same way!
Spur 3 = Right turn onto trail three. Go out approx. 1 mile. Be sure to cross the timing mat! Turn around and go back to Pump Station Road. Turn Right on Pump Station Road towards A.S. #1 and continue straight to cross the timing mat.
The course is 10 x 10-mile loops and pacers may join their runner at mile 60. One “loop” is made up of three spurs that stem from the main hub/crew area. There are 2 fully manned Aid Stations and access to your drop bags 3 times per loop. Course cut-off is 32 hours (To qualify for WSER – 30-hour cut-off)