Saturday, March 2, 2024 • Brooksville, FL
Prepare for an unparalleled trail adventure at The Long Play, hailed as the best single-loop trail race in Florida. This exceptional event offers a 33 1/3 mile single-track challenge through the captivating Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest. If the full marathon distance isn’t on your agenda, fear not—we also present a stunning half marathon and a brisk 10K option. All races commence and culminate at the Ridge Manor Trailhead, leading you on an exploration along the scenic Withlacoochee River before delving into the depths of the enchanting Croom Forest.
This race is not just an athletic feat; it’s an opportunity to discover seldom-traveled corners of the region, making it an unmissable experience for all trail enthusiasts. The anticipation builds at the Ridge Manor Trailhead, where the races start amidst the natural beauty that defines the Withlacoochee State Forest.
On the day of the event, immerse yourself in the pre-race buzz during packet pick-up, available one hour before each race start. The schedule unfolds as follows:
33.3 mile race: 7:00 am
Half marathon: 9:00 am
10K: 9:30 am
No need to rush—the course welcomes participants until 5:00 pm for all distances, ensuring a leisurely and immersive journey.
Course markings, including orange trail tape and occasional signs, guide you through the entire loop. The 33.3-mile challenge features six fully stocked aid stations and four hydration stations, with the convenience of two drop bags strategically placed along the route. The half marathon boasts three aid stations, while the 10K enjoys one.
Crossing the finish line is not just a triumph; it’s a moment of celebration. Every finisher receives a coveted vinyl record along with a distinctive finisher award. The top three male and female runners in each distance category will stand tall with their accolades.
Post-race festivities beckon, inviting participants to relax and relish the accomplishment. Grab your finisher award, find a cozy camp chair, and join the post-race picnic. Revel in the camaraderie, cheer on fellow runners, and bask in the shared love for trail running. Don’t miss your chance to be part of The Long Play—where every stride is a note in the symphony of a trail runner’s journey.
Race Weather & Climate
Situated in Hernando County, Brooksville, Florida, graces the central region of the state, providing residents with a tranquil suburban atmosphere, beautiful parks, and a rich historical heritage.
In Brooksville, Florida, on March 2nd, the average high temperature is about 75°F, while the low temperature is around 50°F. It’s early spring in Brooksville, and the weather is mild and comfortable. Rainfall during March in Brooksville is typically around 3.2 inches.
Long Play Trail Run Half Marathon Race Results
- 2023 Long Play Trail Run Half Marathon Race Results
- 2022 Long Play Trail Run Half Marathon Race Results
- 2020 Long Play Trail Run Half Marathon Race Results
- 2019 Long Play Trail Run Half Marathon Race Results
- 2018 Long Play Trail Run Half Marathon Race Results
- 2017 Long Play Trail Run Half Marathon Race Results
Long Play Trail Run Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Long Play Trail Run Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 9:00 AM.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 Long Play Trail Run Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $70.00 fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $55.00 fee for the 10k.
- There is a $95.00 fee for the 33.3 miler.