Skunk Ape’s Revenge 60k/30k!
Welcome back to the THIRD YEAR Skunk Ape’s Revenge! Well, since so many people made it out of the Skunk Ape Night Run in July…. Now the Skunk Ape needs REVENGE. So here we are!!!
Distance: 60k OR a 30k Race
NEW: 30k Ruck! Those doing the 30k Ruck will also get a Skunk Ape’s Revenge Patch! Ruck will be at 35 lbs. minimum.
Start Time: 8am!! For both distances including the 30k Ruck.
Aid Stations: Will be every 4 to 6 miles. Aid Station Three (before and after the Berm) will be manned, with AS1, AS2, and AS4 all unmanned.
Aid Stations will be stocked with Soda, Pickles, Gummy Bears or Worm..idk one of those, Chips, Snacks, Cookies, Produce, some brand of powder electro’s. We will also provide band-aids and women hygiene products in a plastic box at all the Aid Stations.
Finish Line: We will have burgers, brownies, snacky snacks, and hot dogs! Potluck is totally optional at this one!
Drop Bags: There will be one drop bag zone at Aid Station Three!
Overall: We will be working with Wicked Skins for the Top Four men and women for both the 30k and 60k races!!
Finishers: HATS!!! We’ll have Skunk Ape’s Revenge hats waiting for y’all at the finish line! New year, new logo for the hat. Those doing the 30k Ruck will also be getting the Hat and a special patch as a bonus!
We will have Pink Flagging and “turn here” signs that will have self-correcting info on it in case you’re concerned. If you don’t see Pink, you better Rethink! I know we all love an adventure, but, maybe not an unplanned one.
Camping is FREE in the Green Swamp.
Sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills.
A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at campground.
The Ashley Campground or Cumpressco Campground would be the way to go.
Youll need to create a login at the Southwest Florida Water Management District website;
Bib Sponsor: Alpha Safety Consultants! The mission of Alpha Safety Consultants is in the fact they recognize their ethical and social responsibilities of developing policies and programs in the interest to establish and maintain a strong Safety Culture for its clients. Their success is a consequence of the participation and full commitment of company personnel and customers alike.
PICKLE POPS!!! This year Pickle Pops will at the HUB and Fire Berm Aid Station. Pickle juice is always the way to go and Pickle Pop’s are the best solution.
The Florida Trail Runners Podcast is one of our race sponsors, this is new podcast for our community. Its mission is to represent and promote trail and ultra-running here in the state of Florida! Explore the state, talk to the people, and learn the history! You can find it on Spotify, Apple, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, Audible, and on so many more!
Skunk Ape Trail Series
The Skunk Ape Trail Series connects all of the Skunk Ape Events races together into one challenge. This includes the Skunk Ape’s Revenge, Skunk Ape Night Run, and the Wild Boar Night Run!
Everyone who completes the Skunk Ape Trail Series will be given a personalized 2024 Jacket!
Cindy’s Pets Pet Food Drive
PET FOOD DRIVE the Skunk Ape’s Revenge 60k 30k! Hey y’all, you know I love my three dogs. So one of my favorite local charities here in Pasco County is called Cindy’s Pets.
They pack and deliver pet food for the pets of Senior Citizens who participate in the Meals on Wheels program, thereby assuring that both the Seniors and their pets have plenty to eat.
The volunteers deliver 2,000 pounds of cat, dog, and bird food to over 400 pets each month.
So if you’re coming out on race day and think, I’d love to help out, hey bring some dog food, cat food, treats and toys. It definitely means a lot to all the lives it touches!
Restrooms and Water
ADA accessible portable toilets available at campgrounds.
We will have water on site. Nonpotable water available at River Road entrance and equestrian and primitive campgrounds.
We will have two Port-o-Potties on site!
If you’ve done the Skunk Ape Night Run, it’s the same course, only this time… you get to do it during the day! Woohoo!!
What else should I say? This is a classic Florida race that covers almost all of the terrains Florida has to offer. From pasture lanes, mug, dirt roads, single track trails on the Florida Trail, some hills, to sugar sand, fire berms, and more!
You’ll be listening to the drone of frogs from all over, hoots from the owls, calls from birds, buzzing of bugs, and the yips of coyotes in the distance. Part of that sound and also silence, will make you wonder if “just that sound” was from something else… perhaps, the Skunk Ape.
The Start will be between Ranch and Cumpressco Road. You will take off down Cumpressco Road, which will turn right onto a lane between two pastures that turns into a dirt road called Rangers Landing Road. You will follow this road for a few miles until you reach the Big Foot BSA campsite (just under 3 miles). Once reaching that point you will follow the loop and come back the way you came until you are directing to turn right onto the Florida Trail. There are two Florida Trail entrances, you will taking the second one that you will come across on the way back from the loop. (Both will be marked to not enter or enter).
Once on the Florida Trail you will follow the course markers (flagging, glow sticks, and tape). Watch out for the Skunk Ape, according to research it is “highly likely” that he roams the land.
This will then bring you across the Cumpressco Road and then over a small bridge, still remaining on the Florida Trail.
Nearing mile 8 you will cross Ranch Road and follow the markers turning onto the dirt road called Cedar Pocket Road.
Following that road for around half a mile you will then turn onto a pasture lane. This is where you follow the fire berm for mile 9 to 11. There used to be a ranch located here in the 1940’s and is now long gone.
Then turning right back onto Cedar Pocket Road you will follow the road until meeting back up with the Florida Trail. You will again turn right and follow the Florida Trail until roughly mile 14 when you’ll turn left back onto Cedar Pocket Road.
Following Cedar Pocket Road you will follow it as it goes from gravel and grass going straight. Then around mile Mile 17 you will turn right onto a grass horse trail and follow it for the last mile and a half of the course.
As you leave the grassy horse trail, you will be directed by tall flagging for the final turns and loop in the open fields until going back onto Ranch Road to the finish line.
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