St. Francis Trail Run/Walk

5K, 5 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Sep 12, 2015


DeLand, FL

About This Activity

St. Francis Trail Run and Walk
September 12, 2015 9am

The St. Francis Trail Run and Walk takes place in the Ocala National Forest right on the Lake and Volusia County borders. The community of St. Francis which was a thriving river port in the late 1800s, as steamboats worked their way from Jacksonville upriver along the St. Johns to Sanford. Here, they'd stop to exchange household goods for citrus and timber. The town faded away after river traffic vanished in the wake of railroads for commerce, but the St. Francis Trail lets you take a 7.5 mile run through floodplain forests and pine flatwoods in search of the past. We will also have a shorter 5K option for those who want to experience this hidden gem of history.

Custom awards for the top 3 male and female age group finishers in the 7.5 miler and the 5 kilometer events.

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