This race takes place at Croom which is within the Withlacoochee State Forest. The forest was named one of the 10 coolest places in North America. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY AS THIS RACE WILL SELL OUT - it is limited to 250 runners.
This is a wonderful course that is mostly a great single track running trail that winds through outstanding Florida terrain and most of the trail even has tree canopy to keep off the sun. If you have never run this race, you need to experience one of the great places to run trails in Florida.
I have really been wanting to get into trail running. After my marathon, I intend to find trails and run on them. I want to try trail running this year in my Vibrams (as of right now, I don't really have a desire to wear them on the road/sidewalk, but we'll see what the future holds).
Is anyone else interested in running the Crooms 16 mile race? (I know the pictures show 15 miles, but the race site says 16 miles...) Perhaps we can meet up. For those who are interested in something a bit longer, there is also a 50 K and a 50 mile race. I considered the 50 K, but decided to stick with the 16 miles since I will be new to trail running. I am so excited!