Saturday, January 13, 2024 • Ocala, FL
Gear up for the ultimate farewell as Awesomesauce Events presents its last running of a truly unique and unforgettable race experience. Limited spaces are available, and once sold out, this event bids adieu. This isn’t your typical race—it’s an unapologetically unconventional, laid-back gathering designed for those seeking fun, friendship, and a touch of running or walking through the scenic Ocala Greenway.
With distances up to 50K, participants are encouraged to embrace the low-key atmosphere, party-like spirit, and the incredible support from the Awesomesauce crew. The 12-hour time limit for all distances ensures a stress-free environment, whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the park. The emphasis here is on personal enjoyment, and there’s no running police; feel free to run, walk, or prance your way to the finish line.
Registration includes entry into your chosen distance, race swag, and a coveted finisher medal. The aid station setup boasts an array of real food, energy gels, snacks, and treats to keep you fueled throughout. Access to the award-winning Awesomesauce crew adds an extra layer of support, from cowbell ringing to high-fives and everything in between.
The paved 5K loop on the Ocala Greenway offers a flat yet “Florida hilly” course, providing a mix of shady and open spots. The looped format allows for a unique race experience where no runner is ever alone, fostering a sense of camaraderie. You can leave a drop bag for personal goodies, reapply sunscreen, or address any concerns as you pass the start/finish/aid station area multiple times.
Awesomesauce Events, known for its focus on camaraderie over competition, produces races that prioritize a fun-loving, family atmosphere. While the courses are not certified, they are accurately measured and USATF sanctioned. This event is not about mid-race splits or mile markers; it’s about enjoying the journey with like-minded individuals. Registration fees are final, reflecting the company’s commitment to a memorable and joyous race day, rain or shine. As Awesomesauce bids farewell to this beloved event, be part of the grand finale—a celebration of fun, community, and the love of running. Register early and secure your spot for a day of awesomeness!
Race Weather & Climate
Ocala is a city located in Marion County, Florida, situated in the central part of the state. It’s known for its equestrian culture, scenic horse farms, and natural beauty. Ocala offers residents a mix of rural and suburban lifestyles with access to outdoor recreational activities and a historic downtown area.
In Ocala, Florida, on January 13, the average high temperature is approximately 68°F, and the low is around 46°F. Ocala enjoys a mild winter day with cooler nights. The atmosphere is crisp and refreshing. Rainfall is typically lower during this time, making it a suitable period to explore the area without significant rainfall interruptions.
Wild Things, An Awesomesauce Event Race Results
- 2023 Wild Things, An Awesomesauce Event Race Results
- 2022 Wild Things, An Awesomesauce Event Race Results
- 2020 Wild Things, An Awesomesauce Event Prelim Results Daily
- 2020 Wild Things, An Awesomesauce Event Preliminary Results
Wild Things, An Awesomesauce Event Course Map
See the race route map for the Wild Things, An Awesomesauce Event course map here.
The half marathon start time is 7:00 AM EST.
The course closes at 7:00 PM EST.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 Wild Things, An Awesomesauce Event, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $60.00 fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $70.00 fee for the marathon.
- There is a $75.00 fee for the 50k.
- There is a $65.00 fee for the metric marathon (26.2k).
- There is a $55.00 fee for the 10k.
- There is a $45.00 fee for the 5k.