The expansive private wilderness area, Safari Wilderness Ranch, will be holding the Safari Wilderness Run Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 a.m. The ranch is located at 10850 Moore Road in Lakeland.
The race will be close to five kilometers long. Participants will cover a course consisting of grass, dirt, gravel and sand. Much of the course is not groomed, but will be mowed as low as possible. If there is rain there will be spots of mud and puddles. Given the nature of the course, exact measuring will be a challenge.
The race will be chip timed. Refreshments and awards will be presented after the race. Everyone participating will receive a unique Safari Wilderness medal.
Entrants wanting to walk are encouraged to participate; however, child strollers are prohibited due to the nature of the course.
Early Registration through February 9, 2018 – $25
Early Youth Registration (14 & U) through February 9, 2018- $20
All Late Registration – February 10, 2018 to Race Day – $35
Shirts not guaranteed after early registration.
To register, click here.
Pre-Race Packet Pickup and Registration
Pre-race packet pickup will be at FITniche Lakeland, 1523 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm Friday, Feb. 16.
You may have a friend or family member pickup your packet.
Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration
6:30am to 7:45am Saturday, Feb. 17
Shirt size not guaranteed if registering on race day.
Age Group Awards
Awards will be presented to the overall male and female using gun time. Chip time will be used for Overall Masters (40 and over), Grand Masters (50 and over) and top three finishers male and female in each age group. Divisions begin with 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over. No duplicate awards.
Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the race when results are completed.
Walker Friendly Events
Walkers are encouraged to participate in the race — but child strollers are prohibited. Safari Wilderness is open to the public after the race and will need their internal roads cleared as soon as possible. The finish line chute will remain open for one hour and 30 minutes.