Croom Fools 50-mile and 50K

Posted on February 5, 2008 by

Croom Fools 50-mile and 50K


Here’s a reminder for the best ultra race in the Sunshine State (though Matt Mahoney will argue that one)!


It is the Croom Fools Run with the 50-mile, 50K and 15 mile.  Race date is Sat. Mar. 22


Contact race director Andy Mathews for more information at


If you think Florida is all flat with beaches, heat, and tourists, you are only partly right!  The Croom tract through the Withlacoochee State Forest is unique.  The race touches only about 50 feet of asphalt and is mostly flat, though slightly rolling, through pine forests with lots of sand, packed sand, and pine needles.  It is convenient to both Orlando and Tampa – less than 90 minutes from each.  The 50-mile is a three-loop course, 50K a two loop and 15-mile one loop.


The race is organized and run by ultrarunners.  Come ready to run fast and heat-trained!!!




Chris Wedge

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