Set at the unforgettable Weeki Wachee Springs State Park comes the inaugural Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Race! You can choose to run or walk along the cool urban trail route that incorporates sidewalks and urban trails. This out-and-back open road course starts and finishes at the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Weeki Wachee, Florida, also know as the city of live mermaids. The courses are flat with minimal elevation changes and the terrain is primarily sidewalk.
Every finisher receives a cool mermaid medal and one-of-a-kind swag.
This is an early morning fun run, and access to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is included in your registration. Feel free to wander in the State Park and recover in it's serene surroundings (if park has reached capacity, you can use your pass on Sunday).
•Access to chip-timed race event
•One-day admission to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park (same day or Sunday only)
•Race shirt (registrations after 9/10 are not guaranteed their shirt size will be in stock)
•Finisher's medal (a different one for each distance!)
Choose from 3 distances: Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile Dash. Each distance will have a unique finisher's medal. You can also purchase the "Big Splash" Package and participate in all 3 distances, earning not only the 3 finisher's medals, but also a bonus fourth "Big Splash" medal!
**TENATIVE START TIMES**
The start times* for each race will be staggered throughout the day.
7 am: Half Marathon start time (cut-off time 12:30 pm)
8 am: 5K start time, wave 1 (for those participating in the 5K ONLY; cut-off time 10 am)
1 pm: 5K start time (for those participating in the Big Splash Challenge; cut-off time 2:30 pm)
3 pm: 1 Mile Dash
*Start times are subject to change.
There will be rest and recovery areas for participants as they transition between races.
Parking is offsite at Church in the Wildwood at 10051 Country Road, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613. Shuttle service is provided to and from the parking site and venue.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, who work to generate and create additional resources and support for, and in the best interest, of the park.
1-Mile Dash - coming soon
Half Marathon Course:
There are no refunds allowed for this event. Transfers may be made until 9/1/17 at no charge. Deferments may be made until 9/15/17 at no charge.