19th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K,
Half-Marathon & 5K

Marathon & 30K – 7:00 AM,
1/2 M – 7:30 AM,
5K – 8:00 AM

Location: Alafia River State Park
14326 S. County Road 39,
Lithia, Florida 33547

The X-Country Races will be a fantastic experience that you will not want to miss. With rolling hills with sweeping views, you will feel like you are running in Kentucky.


Aid Stations:

There will be aid stations along the course with water, sports drink, bananas, and other marathoning needs.


Performance tech T-shirts are only guaranteed for pre-registered runners.  Pick up T-shirts and race packets is on race day at the park.

Course Map:

Click here to see the X-Country Marathon Course Map & Water Stop Chart (pdf) – The Half-Marathon and the Marathon are run on the same course. The Marathon swings past the registration/start area and does another loop. Map as a jpgWater Stop Chart as a jpg


ALL finishers in the 1/2 Marathon, 30K, and Marathon will receive a Finisher Awards and Top Finishing Males and Top Finishing Females in 5K will receive a finisher award.


Post-Race Party with food, music, and fun.  Come race with us!

Cut-off Time:

The Marathon runners will have 6 hours to reach 22.75 miles for the cut-off.  Any runner longer than 6 hours for 22.75 miles will rerouted to take a shortened race course.

Want to run for FREE?

We need lots of volunteers for this race and if you bring a volunteer, you can run for free.  Contact jim@tamparaces.com early for more details.  The volunteer would work at the start/finish area or one of the water stops out on the course.  It’s actually quite a bit of fun and the runners really appreciate it.


Alafia River State Park is unlike any other park in Florida. It has beautiful sweeping vistas of grass and rolling hills. You will feel as if you are in Kentucky when running along the grass and dirt paths.

Camping is available at the park – visit the Alafia River State Park website for more details.

Location: Alafia River State Park
14326 S. County Road 39,
Lithia, Florida 33547