Gopher Weedon Trail Run
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Weedon Island Preserve
1800 Weedon Island Dr NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Tired of pounding the pavement on the same ole’ 5K race course? Go-pher something different and enjoy 7 kilometers of natural trails through one of Tampa Bay’s hidden gems!
The Gopher Weedon trail run will take runners and walkers along a journey through native Florida habitats, including gorgeous views of Tampa Bay.
This unique, professionally-timed race will take place at the Weedon Island Preserve - a 3,700 acre preserve nestled along Tampa Bay in northeast St. Petersburg.
The race course winds through mangroves, salt marsh and Florida scrub habitat along well-maintained dirt and boardwalk trails. Runners may catch a glimpse of wildlife, including egrets, herons, roseate spoonbills, and the slow-moving gopher tortoise (a threatened species for which the race was named), as well as relic Indian mounds and dune ridges left by the preserve’s earliest inhabitants.
After the race, enjoy refreshments before strolling through the Cultural and Natural History Center, where you can learn more about the prehistoric people and the natural environment.
There will be special educational activities and festivities, commemorating the 10 year anniversary of the cultural center.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the Friends of Weedon Island's mission to support environmental preservation and education at the Weedon Island Preserve.
All registered runners/walkers will receive:
• 1-year membership to the Friends of Weedon Island, Inc.
• Race T-shirt
• Professional race timing and race results
• Awards for each age group, 3-deep
• Refreshments and aid stations
• Educational and cultural festivities celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the cultural center.
Spaces are limited for this unique event, so register today!
Thanks to our sponsors:
• ABC Bicycles
• Derby Lane
• Farese Physical Therapy
• Feet First
• Fresh Market
• Friends of Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges
• PMB Painting, Inc.
• Ricky P's
• Road ID
• Sweetwater Kayaks
• Total Air
• Trader Jesse's