Mutual Mine 50K
Sunday, October 26, 2014 8:00 AM
Course is a large figure-8 loop with a 1.5 mile out-and-back at the start/finish and another short .75 mile out-and-back covering both Loop C and Loop D on the trails in the Citrus Tract of Withlacoochee State Forest at the west edge of Inverness. The start/finish is at Mutual Mine Recreation Area Campground. From the start, runners will take the blue-blazed connector trail for 1.5 miles to the orange-blazed Loop C, continuing counter-clockwise on to Loop B junction, where runners will do a short .75 mile out-and-back on the B trail, returning to the B/C blue-blazed connector trail back to Loop C, turning left and continuing to follow Loop C. At the Loop C/D junction, runners will take the blue-blazed connector trail, then continue on Loop D. At the completion of Loop D, runners will repeat the connector trail across to Loop C, turning left and following the trail to the connector trail back to the campground and the finish. The course is not flat. There are a few rolling hills, but the trails are overall smooth, runnable and shaded. The trail is easy to follow as the orange and blue blazes are very visible and close together. There will also be additional flagging and/or signs at trail junctions.
There will be four fully-stocked aid stations with a variety of food and drinks and food at the finish. Mandatory to carry at least one water bottle. No cut-off times. No entry fee, donations will be accepted to cover expenses. Awards to all finishers.
Directions to start: Take Highway 44 West through Inverness, turn left (south) on to CR 581 (Pleasant Grove Road), and go approximately 5.2 miles, turn right (west) onto Forest Road 16 and into the campground. Watch for the brown sign for Mutual Mine Recreation Area.
Accomodations: Camping at Mutual Mine, $15 per site, up to 5 people per site, $8 if you are a Florida resident over age 65, flush toilets, but no showers. There are a few motels in Inverness, more motels in Crystal River and Wildwood.
Race Director: Terri Hayes
To register email or fill in the Registration Form and mail it to: