Thank you to the 228 registered race runners for our 3rd Annual Highland Trail 5K Run!
A big thank you to our new Race Director, Jen Clark who did an outstanding job!
TOP FEMALE FINISHER: MEGAN SWISHER OF CLEARWATER
2nd Place, Annemarie Fullem of Dunedin
3rd Place, Elizabeth Keller of Dunedin
TOP MALE FINISHER: RYAN SMITH OF TAMPA
2nd Place, Bill Clark of Fallston Maryland
3rd Place, Keith Harcombe of Tampa
The Highland Trail 5K Run is a natural fit to our Highland Games. This trail run will make you feel like you’re running through the highlands of Scotland with the sound of bagpipes echoing throughout the hammock. It’s a run everyone can enjoy from the casual jogger to the competitive trail runner. It’s a run for the entire family.
The race starts and finishes on the west end of Highlander Park (between the City Pool and Fire Station 61). The race begins in a field (Highlander Park) and quickly enters Dunedin Hammock Park, affectionately called “The Hammock”; a mixed hardwood beautiful forest filled with more than 300 native species of trees, shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. With the exception of a slight uphill grade in the first mile followed by approximately 50 yards of Florida’s sugar sand, the course is relatively flat. Towards the end of the second mile the course encounters an approximately 100 yard boardwalk where passing will be challenging. Most all other parts of the course are canopied which should bring comfort to Florida’s climate.