Run or walk through one of Florida's most beautiful state parks! The Race the Tortoise 5K winds through the dogwood tree-lined roads of O'Leno State Park in High Springs, Florida. This flat and fast tour through the dogwoods guarantees a beautiful shaded race that should be your target for a 2022 PR! Your registration includes state park admission for the day, excellent post-race food including a hot breakfast, and unique awards including a 1-day park pass "medal" for each finisher. Bring your friends and family and consider camping, hiking, mountain biking, and more at O'Leno State Park. All proceeds will be used to support projects and interpretive programs at O’Leno and River Rise Preserve State Parks.
For those folks wishing to support the Race the Tortoise 5K, but unable to make the March 5th event, we are offering an option to "Run Your Own Tortoise 5K". Register for this event by February 21st and receive the official Race the Tortoise 5K T-shirt and participant medal (including a 1 day park pass for future use), and visit O'Leno State Park any day of your choosing to go for a run on your own terms. Your registration receipt will serve as your park pass that day. Just show it to the Ranger Station and your package will be waiting for you there in your name.
For Day of Race registrants, Breakfast tickets for friends and family can be purchased online with your registration for $3 per person. Breakfast tickets will also be available on race day for $5 each. Cabins are also available for rent online with your registration, for Friday and/or Saturday night for $25/night plus tax. Bring the whole family and all of your friends! It'll be a great day to see all that O'Leno State Park has to offer.
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Race the Tortoise 5K Run/Walk (Ages 15 & up)Please be advised that, due to the potential for leash entanglement, dogs are not allowed on the course for the safety of other runners. They are, however, welcome at the park as long as they are kept on a leash.Activity Starts: 3/5/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 3/5/2022 10:00Registration opens : 11/24/2021 09:00Activity type: Running raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt
Run Your Own Tortoise 5KIf you would love to support O'Leno State Park and Race the Tortoise, but are unable to make this date, we invite you to register and pick a day of your choosing to visit and go for a run on your own. You will still receive a race T-shirt and a complimentary park pass as a participant. Just present your registration receipt at the Ranger Station to pick them up when you visit.Activity Starts: 3/5/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 3/5/2022 16:00Registration opens : 11/24/2021 09:00Activity type: Running raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt
Race the Tortoise 5K Run/Walk (Ages 14 & under)Activity Starts: 3/5/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 3/5/2022 10:00Registration opens : 11/24/2021 09:00Activity type: Running raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt