Friday 8th February 2019
Old Norfolk and Southern Rail Trail: Coral Farm Road, Florahome, United States
Old Norfolk and Southern Rail Trail starting in Florahome, Florida at the corner of State Rd. 100 and Coral Farms Rd. Course goes west 1.75 miles then turnaround and go east 4 miles on the Rail Trail to Holloway Rd. Veer left off the Rail Trail onto the powerline easement. Go approximately 1.75 miles to Aid Station 2 at the primitive camp entrance to the Etonish Creek St Forest. In the forest the course is 13.5 miles of forest service roads. Return to the powerline easement, go right and 1.75 miles to Holloway Rd and then 2 miles on the Rail Trail to Florahome. Good running. The Rail Trail portion is paved. Each loop is 25 miles. 100 milers do it 4 times, 100km 2.5 times and 50 milers 2 times. Course is flat and scenic.
Contact: Putnam Blueways and Trails
Applicants for the 100 mile event must have completed a 50 mile race since January 1, 2016 or provide other proof of adequate conditioning and/or suitable running history.
100 mile entrants will be weighed at check in and again at 75 miles. If body weight has fluctuated more than 7% then runner will be required to stop and rehydrate or take nourishment. Whether runner will be allowed to continue is solely at the discretion of the race medical staff. (Florida is humid even in February.
100 mile: $170
100 km: $100
50 mile: $90
100 mile: Silver and gold (simulated) buckle to under 24 hr finishers.
Brass buckle to under 28 hr finishers.
100 km: Brass buckle to all finishers.
50 Mile: Finishers medallion.
100 mile winners get a silver buckle.
Note: Water bottles are recommended due to the humidity.
The Holiday Inn Express at 3813 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32171 (386-325-2500) and the Sleep Inn at 3805 Reid St (386-325-8889). Also, the Hampton Inn (http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/U/USTPAHX-EFR-20180209/index.jhtml). Mention Iron Horse Endurance Runs when you call. These motels are 13 miles from the start in Florahome and there is a Walmart and numerous restaurants within 2 miles of each one. REMEMBER: We only have a limited number of rooms reserved, so don't delay.
Race Briefing: The race briefing/check-in will be held Friday, February 9th at 5:30pm at the start/finish line in Florahome and will last no more than one hour. There will be a second briefing at 6am Saturday morning at the starting line for those coming in late.
Pre-Race Meal: There will be a spaghetti dinner right after the race briefing at the start/finish area in Florahome. The cost is $6 /person and is open to runners and their families.
Crews & Pacers: There are crew points at about five spots on the course. Pacers only during the last half of your race. No bicycles are allowed on the course.
Aid Stations: There will be three manned and stocked aid stations with drink and food. There will be one un-manned station on East V Road with water only. Food will consist of PB&J sandwiches, potatoes, chips, candy, cookies, bananas/oranges,etc. Drink will be water and HEED.
Party Central: As with all Iron Horse races, party central will be at the start/finish line. We will have burgers, brats, beer, etc. for runners and their families at no charge. Burn barrels will be going all night.
So - plan on having a good time and a good race. We want everyone who enters to finish and have a positive experience.
105 Coral Farms Road, Florahome