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The 12th Annual
River, Roots & Ruts Trail Run
Caloosahatchee Regional Park
Alva, Florida

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Half Marathon and Relay 8:00 am
5K Fun Run 8:15 am

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The race shirts are almost ready for printing. The Half and Relay get long sleeves in Chili (red) and the Fun Runners get short sleeves in Sun (yellow). These are not plastic shirts from overseas. They are high quality, made in the USA by Atayne in Brunswick, ME. These shirts retail for $30, and we think you're worth the extra cost.

There is still time for sponsors to get their name or logo printed on the back. Final artwork will be submitted on 12/7.

The November Trail Mail is posted, check it out here.

Trial Trail Run - If you want to check out the course, join us for our traditional "Trial Trail Run" on Saturday, December 20th. We’ll start from the Campground Parking Lot at the Caloosahatchee Regional Park at 7:00 am. This is a casual run, not an organized race, and you can run 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. You should consider bringing 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.


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Mission Statement

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)

Start of the 2013 RRR

Green is in!
(Read about our efforts to minimize the environmental impacts of the event.)
Baby Hog on path
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 novices.

While 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 side and the single lane mountain bike trails on the north side.

For 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 the park.

If 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 Cool running in 2006!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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