|The trails at Princess Place|
Race: 6 hour Charity Race for the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Foundation
Date: November 20th, 2016
Finish Time: 2 hours, 48 minutes
Distance: 15 miles/
Overall Total Climb: 653 ft
Elevation gain: 36 ft
I heard about this "free race" a few months ago via a facebook event. It was local and was raising money for a good cause, and free! How can you pass that up? This was my first event of this type, and it was so much fun! I didn't get nearly as many miles as I would have if it were an "official event" but my goodness it was the most fun I have had at a race event ever. My kids came out and hung out for the last hour or so riding their bikes on the trails, climbing trees, and playing in the dirt. It was amazing. The perfect Sunday. So about the event.
It was a 6 hour endurance run to benefit The Florida Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Foundation.
"It will be held Sunday November 20th at Princess Place Preserve in Flagler County from 10:30am-4:40m. (Park closes at 6pm). Preserve Map http://
There will be NO entry fee, swag, prizes nor signup page. Entry into the Preserve is FREE. Participants (virtual participants are welcome) will start their GPS device of choice and when they are finished, if folks could consider $1/mile (or more) as a donation to the Ad Litem Foundation. There is no requirement to finish the entire 6 hours. This is open to anyone and is not an official race.
This is only for charity, I am covering all costs, like mandatory insurance, permits, logistics etc. I'm only asking you come, see this amazing place and be open to learning how our children, OUR future is at risk. If you can't afford to donate, then bring your grandma's recipe cards. If it's a far drive, do it "virtually" and send the Foundation your donation. It would be great if virtual donation participants were more than attendees."
Apparently we raised over $500 at this very small, not advertised event. I hear they are holding a "part 2" in the spring and you bet your boots I will be there! Not only do I want to explore more trails out here, but what a great cause this was, and again, so much fun. I got to meet a lot of new people, as well as see a lot of familiar faces, and run with some of the people I love most! It was a glorious Sunday!My kids got to ride their bike, see a ton of armadillo, climb trees, play in the dirt, run the trails, and see what it's like to be apart of a good thing