River, Roots & Ruts
Caloosahatchee Regional Park
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Half Marathon and Relay 8:00 am
5K Fun Run 8:15 am
The 13th annual River, Roots & Ruts Trail Run will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Caloosahatchee Regional Park.
For those of us living up north, we can't help but notice the seasons are changing. Leaves are turning, sweaters and long sleeve shirts find their way out of the closet. In SW Florida the changes are more subtle, the afternoon thunderstorms don't come everyday, the trails begin to dry, and there's hope that air conditioners will soon get a rest.
Shirts: New design, same high quality, performance shirts. They are made from a lightweight 100% recycled polyester mesh fabric that wicks moisture and dries quickly. Depending on size, each shirt can keep 5-10 plastic bottles out of the landfills. These shirts are made in the USA and printed with non-toxic ink.
Half and Relay runners will receive a long sleeve performance shirt. Fun Runners will receive a short sleeve shirt of the same material.
After the race, you can exchange a LS for SS, no charge, or upgrade from a SS to a LS for $2. This is of course limited to what is available.
I've touted the quality of these shirts for the past few years. I find myself grabbing them for my runs often, and not just to promote the race! They really are a comfortable performance shirt. They retail for $35 LS and $30 SS, and that's without our startled hog!
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
Green is in!
Start of the 2013 RRR
(Read about our efforts to minimize the environmental impacts of the event.)
|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
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
single lane mountain bike trails on the north side.
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
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 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, Southwest Florida Watershed Council, 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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