Holiday 5K, 10K & Half Marathon at Baseline Trailhead Park

Saturday, December 16, 2023 Ocala, FL

Holiday 5K, 10K & Half Marathon at Baseline Trailhead Park in Ocala, FL

Embark on a thrilling running adventure in the heart of Ocala with the Ocala Spirit Run on December 16th. Commencing at 7:30 AM, this event promises not only a challenging race but an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant running community.

Every participant, upon conquering their respective distances, will proudly receive a unique themed medal—a cherished symbol of accomplishment and a testament to the spirited camaraderie that defines the Ocala Spirit Run.

The race day festivities kick off with the morning sun, ensuring a memorable start to your weekend. To streamline the experience, packet pickup is available 30 minutes before the race, concluding 10 minutes before the energetic commencement. All eager runners must secure their spot by registering on RunSignup, as on-site registration won’t be available.

Choose your challenge from the 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon routes, each offering its own unique experience. The 5K and 10K courses ( feature an invigorating out-and-back course. The 10K adds an extra layer of excitement by repeating the scenic 5K route. For those seeking an endurance challenge, the Half Marathon ( presents a formidable journey with an out-and-back course traversed four times.

Awards await the champions, with distinctions for the top male and female finishers, and age group awards based on series points, culminating in a recognition ceremony at the year’s end.

As you embrace this running adventure, remember that entry fees are non-refundable, and the organizers reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. The race rules ensure a fair and enjoyable experience for all, with timing based on gun time, no dogs on the course, and a warm welcome to walkers.

Join us on December 16th for the Ocala Spirit Run, where the spirit of running meets the vibrant soul of Ocala in a celebration of fitness, camaraderie, and achievement.

Race Weather & Climate

Positioned in Marion County, Ocala is around 60 miles southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, offering residents proximity to coastal recreation.

December 16 marks a further decline in temperatures, with an average high of about 71°F and a low of 50°F. The weather is drier and cooler, reflecting a more comfortable and mild winter season in Ocala

Holiday Half Marathon at Baseline Trailhead Park Race Results

Holiday Half Marathon at Baseline Trailhead Park Course Map

See the race route map for the Holiday Half Marathon at Baseline Trailhead Park course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 7:30 AM EST.

There is a 4 hour time limit on the course.


To reserve your spot in the 2023 Holiday Half Marathon at Baseline Trailhead Park, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

Online registration is now closed for this race.

Holiday Half Marathon at Baseline Trailhead Park Race Website

Holiday Half Marathon at Baseline Trailhead Park Website

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