Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Now in it's 9th year, the River-N-Rapids Half Marathon, 10k & 5k has grown into one of our most popular events--with trails to challenge you and one of the most scenic courses in the state.
Opened in 1938, Hillsborough River State Park is one of Florida's first state parks; this original Civilian Conservation Corps park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River with a set of Class II rapids.
The 2020 River-N-Rapids Half Marathon and 10k will have participants running along the high banks of the river above the rapids, through a variety of habitats, past some huge oak trees, over the historic CCC suspension bridge and then onto the park's Rapids Trail. The River-N-Rapids 5k will take participants across the river, across the suspension bridge and then onto the park's Rapids Trail--scenic incentive to get your body moving!
Awards in All Distances:
Park Entrance Fees:
HILLSBOROUGH RIVER STATE PARK
We encourage you to make a day or a weekend out of racing at Hillsborough River State Park. With a number of picnic areas, pavilions, several playgrounds, the Spirit of the Woods Pool Side Cafe and Gift Shop, an ADA-accessible half-acre swimming pool and canoe and bicycle rentals, the park is a great place to bring the entire family!
Camping at Hillsborough River State Park
Hillsborough River offers RV and tent camping with electric on most of the campsites in this 112 site campground. Each site is equipped with water, a fire ring and picnic table. Each loop has restrooms with hot showers and laundry facilities.
Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. http://floridastateparks.reserveamerica.com
Friday, April 10
Overnight Camping Available
Saturday, April 11
6:30am--Park Opens/Check-in/Day-of Registrations (if not sold out)
8:00am--Start of the Half Marathon
8:15am--Start of the 10k
8:30am--Start of the 5k
AWARDS will be handed out as they are computed by our timers. There will be no official awards ceremony.