Sunday, January 7, 2024 • Brooksville, FL
Gear up for an exhilarating race experience at the Ridge Manor Trail Race, where the thrill of the run meets the beauty of nature. Offering both Marathon and Half Marathon distances, this event isn’t just about the challenge; it’s an opportunity to claim your share of the prize money. In the Marathon and Half Marathon categories, top performers will be rewarded generously: 1st place receives $300, 2nd place secures $150, and 3rd place earns $75.
Prepare to conquer a 3.275-mile course, strategically designed for optimal performance. The marathon entails four loops, while the half marathon covers two loops. The 5k and 10k races follow a single loop. Hydration stations strategically placed at the loop, 5k, 10k, and 3.275-mile turn-around points ensure runners stay fueled and hydrated throughout the race.
Advantages of the Course:
Embrace the support of family and friends at the loop’s start/finish and the 1.3-mile mark, where a side road intersects the trail, offering convenient parking for spectators. The course’s layout not only encourages community participation but also enhances medical response time, ensuring safety is a top priority.
Scenic Route and Mother Nature’s Embrace:
Commencing at Ridge Manor Trail Head, Exit 301 off I-75, this flat and fast course invites you to immerse yourself in the serene surroundings. Open exclusively to Mother Nature, the route is closed to motor vehicles, offering an uninterrupted and inspiring journey. Three hydration stations strategically placed along the course keep runners refreshed.
For the dedicated participants completing the Ridge Manor Trail Race three consecutive years, a special commemorative medal and additional awards await at the finish line. Trophies will be bestowed upon the Overall Female and Male winners securing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, while age division champions will also receive their well-deserved trophies.
Inclusivity and Time Limits:
Celebrating a walker and wheelchair-friendly atmosphere, the 5k and 10k races warmly welcome participants of all abilities. However, the marathon holds a 6-hour time limit to maintain a brisk and enjoyable pace.
Embrace the challenge, soak in the scenic beauty, and be part of a race that rewards every stride—the Ridge Manor Trail Race awaits your presence on this unforgettable journey. Lace-up and embark on an adventure where the thrill of victory meets the tranquility of nature.
Race Weather & Climate
Brooksville, Florida, is a charming city located in Hernando County, situated in the central part of the state. Known for its small-town ambiance and historic significance, Brooksville offers residents a serene suburban lifestyle with access to picturesque parks and cultural heritage.
In Brooksville, Florida, in early January, the average high temperature is approximately 70°F, and the low is around 47°F. Brooksville experiences a mild winter season with pleasant temperatures and lower humidity. Rainfall varies but is generally lower during this time.
Marathon Mania @ Ridge Manor Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Marathon Mania @ Ridge Manor Half Marathon here.
The half marathon start time is 7:30AM EST.
There is a 6-hour time limit for the half marathon.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 Marathon Mania @ Ridge Manor Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $75.00 fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $85.00 fee for the marathon.
- There is a $50.00 fee for the 10k.
- There is a $45.00 fee for the 5k.