Past Meetup

The Charlotte Harbor Mud Run at Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service is pleased to host the Real Florida Run Series in eight Southwest Florida state parks. The Real Florida Run Series provides residents and visitors an opportunity to exercise and enjoy Florida's natural beauty.

The series is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's South District Office in conjunction with Southwest Florida Naturally, Fit 2 Run, Chico's FAS and Endurance Sports Timing.

Each race event features a themed 5K and 10K chipped race open to runners and walkers. Each state park offers fantastic views and gorgeous trails for all levels of experience. The Real Florida Run Series is open to all ages with medals to be presented to the first three male and the first three female finishers at the end of each race and in each age category. Adventurers who run five or more of the total of eight races will receive a special award.

Participants are invited to enjoy the state park before and after each race. Post race celebrations will include raffles, exclusive park tours and an experience unique to each state park. Spectators are welcome to enjoy the excitement of the races and the park activities

Visit Endurance Sports Timing ( to register. Pre-Registration fees are $20 for 5K races and $30 for 10K races. Participants who are 65 years or older, who are active duty military or veterans, or emergency responders should enter the promo code "discount" for a 20 percent discount. Family discounts are available for families of 4 or more with children under the age of 18.

Please see registration website for more details. Please check back regularly for updates to race activities and additional discounts. For questions regarding the run series please contact Arielle Poulos at 239.344.5686 or by

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