Saturday, November 16 I Alafia River State Park
We are thrilled to host a second MammothMarch in the Sunshine State!
Located just 25 miles southeast of Tampa, MammothMarch at Alafia River State Park makes for the picture-perfect hiking getaway.
While our February edition close to Orlando offers a very Florida-like terrain and scenery, our west coast pendant will look a little bit different: Standing out from the relatively flat topography of Central Florida, Alafia River State Park features some of the most radical elevation changes in the state.
Our single-circuit hiking takes you on a 20-mile journey of trails that wind through mixed hardwood forests, pine flatwoods, rolling hills and many lakes with an abundance of wildlife.
Mastering our challenge, you will be exhausted, but proud and happy... as well as part of our amazing community of nature-lovers, hikers and MammothMarch addicts!
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2024
Location (main event venue incl. start/finish): Alafia River State Park, 14326 S County Rd 39, Lithia, FL 33547
Distance: 20 miles in 8 hours
There is no timekeeping, there are no failures, we only recognize the incredible courage it takes to rise to our challenge. Every participant completing the distance will be awarded their finisher medal and considered a winner!
Starting time: You can choose from several time slots as early as 7:00 am with limited capacity when signing up. This ensures the most remote hiking experience as a maximum of 5 hikers will cross the starting line at the same time. The first ones will head out between 7:00 – 7:15 a.m. with the majority coming back in just about 8 hours. However, we will have our finish line open for the ones that need a bit more time.
Parking: Complimentary parking will be available on site.
Aid/refreshment stations: There are water stops and aid stations along the route (approximately positioned every 5-7 miles apart) providing toilets, food, and drinks for all participants. These refreshments are included in the cost of your ticket and vary between each station, offering water, energy drinks, electrolytes, fruits, cereal/protein bars, sandwiches and more.
Certificates: All finishers will receive their personalized certificate after crossing the finish line. For the ones who drop out, we will issue certificates stating the mileage covered.
Finisher medal/wall of fame: For all participants finishing MammothMarch.
Hiking Pass: MammothMarch Hiking Passes will be made available for all new participants. All participants from a previous edition or different MammothMarch events should bring their Hiking Pass to collect their 2024 stamps on site.
Merchandise: Our 2024 merchandise collection will be available soon.
Route: The single-circuit loop leads through everything Alafia River State Park has to offer and winds through mixed hardwood forests, pine flatwoods, rolling hills as well as many lakes with an abundance of wildlife.
Total elevation gain: Around 500 ft.
Terrain: A great mixture of mainly unpaved hiking trails, dirt trails, gravel roads, forest floor.
What are you waiting for? Sign up here to enter “not your average hike.”
The route will be made available approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. Please note that the route is preliminary and may be adjusted due to weather issues, official directives and/or organizational matters. The route will be marked 1-2 days prior to event day. Should we notice parts of the route being inaccessible, extremely wet/muddy we will adapt it to local conditions at short notice.