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The Claw Run @ Alafia River State Park

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 8:00am to 2:00pm EDT

5 Mile: $35.00 registration in addition to regular park admission.

10 Mile: $50.00 registration in addition to regular park admission.

More Information:

Located in the Southwest region at:
Alafia River State Park
14326 S CR 39
Lithia, FL 33547

The XTERRA Claw course will be fun and challenging with stream crossings, small hills and some off-trail running. The five mile course is a fun course and it is fairly straight forward. The extra five miles of the ten mile course goes into sections of the park that are closed. The ten mile course is a very interesting course without many races like it in the area.

Additional Information:

Register for the event.

All questions and payment information goes directly to Tampa Races.

Start Times: 10 Mile - 8:00 a.m., 5 Mile – 8:30 a.m.

The park will open at 6:45 a.m. when race registration/packet pickup will begin. Only pre-registered runners will receive a race packet and are guaranteed a race day t-shirt. Race day registration is also available.

All finishers of the ten mile run will get awards and the top finishers of the five mile will get awards. There will be custom trophies for the overall male and female and masters male and female.

There will be water stops along the routes.

There will be a breakfast after the race along with music and giveaways.


Guided Scrub Walk @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:00am EDT

There is no cost to participate other than normal park entrance fees for day-use visitors.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

This weekly walk begins at the Nature Center & includes an informative walk through an ancient dune system.  This unique habitat is home to the threatened Florida scrub-jay & a variety of plants and other animals.  Participants should wear comfortable footwear for walking in soft sand.  Cameras and binoculars are suggested.  Space is limited to 15 people.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Yoga at the Park @ Bahia Honda State Park

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 9:30am EDT

Regular entrance fees apply. Classes are $14/ person. Multi-class packages are available.

More Information:
Alanda Bulger, (561) 662-9325,

Located in the Southeast region at:
Bahia Honda State Park
36850 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

We're very excited to announce a new partnership with Alanda Bulger, owner and operator of Posed Butterfly Yoga. Come and connect with nature while doing yoga in one of three stunning locations at the park. Suitable for all levels. Program location is subject to change based on weather conditions.



Additional Information:

Class location varies based on weather conditions. Please follow the yellow arrow signs with "yoga" painted on them.

Participation Requirements

First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State Park

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm EDT

$2.00 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.



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Participation Requirements

Florida Safari @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 10:00am EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Join the Park Rangers and explore normally inaccessible areas by 4x4 and tram. See the impacts of the resource management activities performed by park staff and enjoy learning a little more about Florida’s unique ecosystems. Have a chance to experience the thrill of seeing some of the residents of the woods such as gopher tortoises, Sherman’s fox squirrels and wild turkeys on this one hour trek.