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******* Swamp 1200K: Florida, October 13-16, 2016
It's been an eternity since I posted here (though I am looking forward to putting some thoughts up on Rowan's recent thread on organizing events...), but I wanted to pop in and let you know about an excellent 1200 we're hosting down here in Central Florida this upcoming Fall. All the details are now up on the website -- direct link here
. Registration opens on February 13.
The short of it is that this is a clover-leaf style 1200K. You'll come back to the start/finish at the end of each loop, which are in the traditional 400/300/300/200 format for a 1200K. No drop bags: you'll be back to the start three times on the event to eat, get cleaned up, and hopefully get some rest.
The route is gorgeous and rural. You'll see forest, beaches, rolling hills, cattle country, orange groves, horse farms, and of course the obligatory swamp or two. Check out the website for lots more details.
There are no "easy" 1200Ks... but this one aims to make the experience as civilized as possible and is aimed squarely at those who might be attempting that distance for the first time.
See you in the Swamp,
RBA, Central Florida Randonneurs