Runners will converge on Lake Apopka this Saturday

From the St. John’s River Water Management District

Visitors to the SJRWMD’s Lake Apopka North Shore should expect additional traffic this coming weekend. The property has grown in popularity for nature-based recreation. However, this weekend expect marathon runners to be in abundance rather than wildlife.

WHAT: 13th Annual Orlando Xtreme Half Marathon and 5K

WHEN: Feb. 18 from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Lake Apopka North Shore at the Magnolia Park Trailhead at 2929 South Binion Road in Apopka            

On February 18th, the district-owned property is part of the mapped run for a half marathon and 5K. Runners will follow trails within the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore, which will remain open to the general public during the race.

To learn more about the Lake Apopka North Shore visit


  1. Sounds like a great idea, and a good place to run, they will finish even faster if one of the big ol’ gators comes out of the bushes…..LOL!


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