Endeavor Racing, LLC


MAY 16, 2020

NEW! This is a night run on a mix of the park's paved multi-use trail, dirt hiking trails and one of the wider mountain bike trails.

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We are very excited to bring you our first night event--the Night Owl 10k & 5k Trail Runs at Starkey Wilderness Park!

Starkey Wilderness Park is an amazing Pasco County resource that is easily accessible to the greater Tampa Bay area via the Suncoast Parkway, I-75 and SR54--making it convenient for all to come and run with us in the woods.

The scenic hiking trails and paved multi-use trail in Starkey feature some beautiful pine flatwoods, oak hammocks and wetland areas along the way. The hiking trails are generally wide and mostly non-technical--though dim light adds an extra challenge. The paved trail is flat and fast! 

Choose how you DARE GREATLY:

10k
  • Start Time: 8pm
  • Course: Two counterclockwise loops of a course that is about half dirt hiking trails and half paved multi-use trail.
  • Aid Stations: One where the dirt trail meets the paved trail and one at the beginning of the second loop--both with sports drink and water. Unlike many road runs, there will not be an aid station every mile.
  • Light Requirement: 10k runners are required to race with a headlamp or handheld light.


 



What's Included:
    • Race Shirt
      (guaranteed for pre-registration only)
   • Post-Race Snack and Drinks
   • Award for all Finishers

Awards:
   • Award for all Finishers
   • First Place Male and Female Overall
   • Custom Award for Top Three in each
      5-year Age Group

 

10K MAP (TBD)

5k
  • Start Time: 8:10pm
  • Course: One counterclockwise loop of a course that is about half dirt hiking trails and half paved multi-use trail.
  • Aid Stations: One where the dirt trail meets the paved trail with both with sports drink and water. Unlike many road runs, there will not be an aid station every mile.
  • Light Requirement: 5k runners are required to race with a headlamp or handheld light.

 

 

What's Included:
   • Race Shirt
      (guaranteed for pre-registration only)
   • Post-Race Snack and Drinks
   • Award for all Finishers


Awards:
   • Award for all Finishers
   • First Place Male and Female Overall
   • Custom Award for Top Three in each 5-year Age Group


 

5K MAP (TBD)

NIGHT RUNNING

These runs start near sunset, so light will be decreasing as you run. They are also on a mix of dirt hiking trails (uneven ground, ruts and roots, sand) and the paved multi-use trail.

For your own safety and comfort, we REQUIRE that everyone carry some type of light (headlamp, handheld or beltclip) to help illuminate your way if needed.

We highly encourage everyone to get in at least a little practice running at night, in low-light conditions and using the light you will be carrying during the event.

Saturday, May 16

   • 6:30pm Packet Pick-Up, Education Center

   • 8:00pm 10K Start
   • 8:10pm 5K Start
   

   • Overall and age group awards handed out as they are determined.


MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM (TBD):


Event Parking:
   • As directed in the field on the right side of the road as you enter Starkey Wilderness Park. From there it is a short walk to the education center for check-in.

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Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
We encourage you to make a day or a weekend out of racing at Starkey Wilderness Park. With a number of picnic areas, pavilions, several playgrounds, nature trails, mountain biking trails and a paved trail that leads to the Suncoast Trail, the park is a great place to bring the entire family!

Camping at Starkey Wilderness Park
The park offers RV and tent camping as well as cabins.

Reservations:
Reservations may be made by CLICKING HERE. We highly recommend making your reservations as far in advance as possible as the park often sells out of campsites during this time of year.