Date: Saturday March
Times: 6:00 am - 50 Mile, 7:00 am
- 50K / 16 Mile
Location: Croom Trails - Brooksville, FL
The Croom Fools Runs course is a hit by everyone who does the
race. The trails wind through oak hammocks on a well defined
trail that takes runners through some of the best terrain in
Florida. The Forest Service has set the race field at 250 runners
so register early to ensure a slot - we did sell out last year.
The Fools Run Races
There are 3 races that are part of the Fools Run Races
- 50 Mile Fools Run, 50K I'm Not
A Fool Run, and John Holmes 16 Mile Run. The
main running trail is a 16 Mile loop. The 50 Mile race does
3 loops, the 50K does 2 loops, and the 16 Mile does 1 loop.
Water Stops / Aid
There will be 3 water stops / aid stations along the
loop and 16 Mile runners will have 3 water stops. 50 Mile runners
with 3 loops will have 12 water stops / aid stations and. 50K
runners with 2 loops will have 8 water stops / aid stations.
Since this is a loop course, runners of the 50M/50K will have
a chance to go through the main staging area during the race
and can access drop bags. The aid stations will have water,
sports drink, gels, and some food, but understand that this
is a trail run and there will not be stops every mile. The locations
of the aid stations can be seen by going to the link on the
Trails page of this website.
Race packets can be picked up from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Friday night before the race. The packet pickup will be at the same location as the start/finish of race which is only a short distance from the race hotel. You will also be able to pick up the race packets the morning of the race if you are unable to make it Friday night. The race has a total limit of 250 runners and a limit of 125 16M runners.